A practical image stitching method, named band-type optimum partition method or BOP method in short, is introduced in this study. By the use of multiple cut lines and band-type borders, this method achieves 2 major advantages. First, it reduces the discontinuities appearing on the boundaries of the overlap region. Second, it eliminates the undesired ghost image effect, which is caused by misalignment of the input images. Besides, the BOP method is implemented by evaluating the sum of similarity and smoothness costs on a group of pixels instead of a single pixel. Finally, experimental results are presented to demonstrate the success of the BOP method.