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Desc:Way to be on the cutting edge of interwebnets humor MIKKKRO$HAFT
Category:Educational, Fashion
Tags:Microsoft, Windows, viral marketing, double raindow, belated piggybacking of tired meme
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I'm fiving this because I just had to assemble a "panorama" taken by people who think you can just sort of aim the camera by hand and it fits together perfectly. Unless this software can do that, in which case, five for that too.
Mike Tyson?!
Um, Photoshop does a pretty good job of stitching photos. So yeah, software does that.
Dread Pirate Roberts
Just to make a note here:

That is actually the guy from the Double Rainbow video. Microsoft hired him to do this commercial.

Just to make another note here:

The only pay he received is that Microsoft made an actual double rainbow for him with their weather controlling machine.

It's like old people trying to be "hip" and "with it".
Come on guys, cut them some slack here. They had to wait that long for another double rainbow to show up.

+1 for hiring the actual guy
+1 for him being willing to make fun of himself
+1 for him looking exactly like what I'd expect him to

This video deserves 8 stars.
Yeah, him actually looking like that makes this at least 5 star material.

Timothy A. Bear
I learned 'The Goatsy!'
Double goatse cross the sky all the way.

I've seen a lot of people knocking this as a tired meme, but according to Google Trends, "Double Rainbow" peaked in popularity about 1/3 of the way through June. Considering how absolutely terrible most Microsoft ads are (see also Windows 7 Parties, Songsmith) I've got to hand it to them for turning this around as quickly as they did, and not completely fucking up in the process.
It must be hard to line the photos up perfectly.

Also, that guy does NOT belong in front of a camera.
There are actually quite a few different algorithms to line them up programmatically. You do need to have some overlap between the images (the more the better) but there are a lot of techniques with different pluses and minuses. My personal favorite is the Graphcut texture algorithm, which can also do a lot of neat things (like making video seamlessly loop and doing very convincing photo-collages without a lto of manual work).


This seems to be what Photoshop CS5 uses for its floating object stuff as well.

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