A new toolkit to help with an old problem

As a developer I am always creating banners for sites. sometimes this can be fiddly and time consuming, especially when background panoramic style  photography is involved.

I am in the process as part of my web design business of revamping a website for a local organisation who want to deploy a scene from the local area in the banner.

I ran around yesterday  taking pics with my trusty Nikon 1  (IMHO the perfect web developers camera!)   During the process I fired off some skyline pics as a reference to the scene for later attention.

When I got back last night I reviewed the skyline shots and started thinking about stitching them into a  panorama of some sorts.  A few Google searches later I found to my surprise  a few pretty neat open source packages I can run under Linux that  would do the job.
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Introducing Ubuntu Web Apps

Integrated Web Apps will  appear on the upcoming 12.10 release of Ubuntu, code-named Quantal Quetzal. And hopefully through PPA Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin after that.

I am really looking forward to this release and look forward to testing it when it rolls out.