Triptychs (pronounced trip ticks) are simply three images presented together on one panel.
Wikipedia describes them here
REMEMBER, these videos are about Lightroom or Photoshop techniques only and despite what they may infer about a triptych, for the KPS Annual Triptych Competition YOUR TRIPTYCH MUST BE A STORY IN PICTURES, not a collection of similar images and definitely not a single image cut into three.
The triptych below is one that is suitable for KPS, in that it tells a story.
This triptych (below), on the other hand, is not suitable for KPS as it doesn’t tell a story. It is merely a picture of lunch repeated three times.
As lunch, it works perfectly. As a KPS triptych, it fails miserably.
Simply taking a regular photo, cutting it into three bits and putting it back together as in our example below, doesn’t qualify as a KPS triptych either.
It too fails miserably.
Making a triptych is not difficult, particularly if you follow the instructions the videos listed below:
Triptych using Lightroom Custom Package by Helen Bradley
Creating a Triptych in Photoshop by Julieanne Kost
Three Photos + One Texture = Triptych by Gavin Hoey
Creating Triptychs by Home Photography
Panoramas or Panoramic Images
Panoramic images by definition have a significantly increased height/width ratio. In general, a panoramic aspect ratio starts at 2:1 and can increase to an even greater width to height ratio, eg. 3.2:1, 4:1.
Prints must adhere to the print and mount conditions as stated in the standard Entry and Size Specifics section above, i.e. maximum mount size 16”x20” or 40cm x 50cm. Projected Images cannot exceed the maximum width of 1920 pixels.
The image immediately below is in the 3:2 ratio which many cameras produce. This is not considered a panoramic image.
A ratio of 2:1 is considered panoramic as are the other images below.