Tutorial: Correcting for Ghost People

A photograph captures a moment in time.  A GigaPan is often presented as capturing a single moment, but as we know, it captures many disconnected moments and things happen between those moments.

One of the most distracting things is when people move between frames.  Often there will be a reasonably complete image of a person in the space where two or four images meet.  If the person has moved the Stitch program tries to blend the different views into one view.  Sometimes this is an entertaining effect, but mostly it is simply distracting.

The most frustrating are the images where there is a good image of a person on one of the pictures, but it is being obscured by another image.  Wouldn't it be great if you could just make the 'extra' images go away?  Read on for a simple way to fix (some) of these GigaPans.