Converting printed images – blueprints, posters, photographs, albums – of larger formats to the digital form requires you either to have a professional wide format scanner, or to stitch pieces together manually in a graphics editor. The first option costs you thousands of dollars, while the second one is hours of tedious and toilsome work.
And then, there is the third option – PhotoStitcher.
Here is how you can scan a large image with a home scanner and effortlessly put all pieces together using PhotoStitcher.
Use your scanner to scan parts of the large image one by one. Make sure pieces overlap between each other by roughly 30%. You don't need to scan images very accurately. The program will fix all minor discrepancies, distortions and skew automatically.
Click the Plus button in the PhotoStitcher. Select all the scanned images and add them to the program. Or you can drag-and-drop these images to the program.
Click the Stitch button on the toolbar to automatically combine all parts of the scanned image to one large image. A dialog appears; select the "Scans" stitching mode there and click OK.
PhotoStitcher processes each piece and builds up a large image scan.
As you can see, the resulting image looks perfect: all pieces are well-aligned, their brightness and contrast are leveled and all geometry distortions are fixed.