John Strait will speak on

"Making Panoramas"

Digital Imagers Meeting

Sunday Nov 2, 2003 at 1:15, Pitt Scaife Hall, Rm. 1102


"John Strait is an independent software developer based in Pittsburgh, PA, and an amateur panoramic photographer. He is the author of the popular panoramic stitching program, The Panorama Factory.

John's interest in panoramic photography was born in the early 1980's at an exhibit of 360 degree panoramic photographs. Unfortunately, the cost of equipment and processing for film-based panoramic photography put this medium outside his reach. The recent development of panoramic stitching software now makes panoramic photography possible for anyone with a conventional digital camera and a reasonably current computer.

John has 27 years experience as a software developer, specializing in graphic user interface design. He moved to Pittsburgh in 1979 and has worked for a series of small startup companies here. His company, Smoky City Design, sells The Panorama Factory through direct internet sales and also supplies software contracting services. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota.