140 Brilliant Polar Pictures


These are wonderful images. I’ve tried making images like this, in fact there’s a MiniWorlds page on this site with my five.

I found the instructions in the 27 February 2009 edition of MacUser UK. In short, the instructions are:

  1. Start with a panoramic image
  2. In Photoshop, resize it to a square image (I’m using 5000×5000)
  3. Invert the image (rotate 180 degrees)
  4. Apply the Filter>Distort>Polar Coordinates with the “Rectangular to Polar” option selected
  5. Spend the rest of the time cleaning up the joins!