James, a friend and colleague of mine introduced me to a program called Autostitch. As the name suggests, it automatically blends several overlapping photographs into one seamless panorama. Many times, I have tried to manually arrange digital pictures into such a panorama, but I did not have the technology to properly blend them. Now I do. Below are a few examples of panoramas I made manually followed by the equivalent from Autostitch.
The view of San Francisco bay from Marin Park.
The fourth and fifth photographs from the left in the manual version did not have enough overlap for Autostitch to generate one panorama.
Manual, part 1.