LM Stitch is an application that will help you create wide-angle panoramic photos. Just using a regular camera, you shoot several photos across a sweeping view, from side to side, or up and down. LM Stitch then combines your snapshots into a single larger photo. A digital camera is helpful, but if you have access to a scanner then any old camera will do.
The demo version of LM Stitch is full-featured, with one restriction: final images that you create have their colors reduced and appear "washed-out". If you purchase the full version of LM Stitch, your panoramas will appear in full color.