There are, however, several software that create panoramas for you.
- Hugin is a free download.
- The Panotools plugin for The GIMP is also free.
- The free Microsoft Windows Live Photogallery does panoramas as well as photo cataloguing.
- Arcsoft Panorama Maker Pro is a well regarded, low cost veteran.
The problem with panoramas, though, is that you get a very wide aspect ratio result - viewing them are a problem. You either get lots of paper surface, print and mount on the wall or you have this band that will be several screen dimensions wide or auto-fitted into a small rectangle that fits one screen.
There are interactive panorama tools which allow mouse control and zoom so that you can browse / tour through the result image. I'll update this posting later when I have time.
Microsoft Labs Photosynth is a leading edge interactive idea - it's more than just a scrolling panorama.
Kari Kuuka created a interactive WOW! panorama of photographers at the Beijing Olympics