When taking panoramic photos, make sure that objects on different photos fit at the same zoom level.
And 25%~65% overlap on each adjacent photo usually works best for stitching. It is suggested that you turn the camera's Grid Display on to find the proper amount of overlap.
You can use tripod to get continuously images to help reduce the calculating time when stitching these images in AcroPano. If in any case you do not have any auxiliary appliance, you can use the "Advanced mode" in AcroPano which also does a perfect photo stitching work.
For Horizontal Panorama & Vertical Panorama
It's wise to leave extra space for cropping the panorama after it has been stitched. To create Vertical panoramic images, shoot the entire sequence with the camera turned 90-degrees (portrait).
For 360° Panorama
Avoid extreme wide-angle lenses (i.e. fisheye) when taking panoramic photos. Extreme wide-angle lenses create distortion at the edges of each photo - making them difficult to be stitched.
Frequently Asked Questions...
How much memory is required to run AcroPano?
This depends on the size of the image being processed but generally the more memory the merrier, especially when calculating and stitching photos together. Two CPU is enough and it will take longer to process if only one CPU or insufficient RAM.
Do I need a computer with a separate graphics card?
No. AcroPano runs on the CPU that does not rely on integrated graphics or the independent graphics card.
Does AcroPano require Panorama Tools or third party software?
No third party software is required. AcroPano is a full featured stand alone stitching software. It is suggested to use a photo editing application to adjust the brightness and contrast of the photos before they're stitched, and modify the stitching point in "Advanced Mode" . This may avoid the obvious value differences, noticeable banding effects that appeared in the stitched Panorama.