Panorama stitching software [Was: Irfanview]

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Phred, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. Phred

    Phred Guest

    G'day ladies,

    Maybe you need to give up on trying to do this with Irfanview? I was
    told the other day that there is a very good freeware panorama program
    which comes with the software for one of the leading digital cameras
    (can't remember the name, or if it comes with Canon or Nikon -- ISTR
    it was Canon in this case). You may be able to get hold of a copy if
    you know someone with one of those cameras.

    If you google "panorama software canon" you'll get a bunch of hits,
    including some pro and con opinions on Canon's Photostitch 3.1
    It seems Canon don't make it available for free download, but you may
    be able to find some sites that have it on hand if you can't get hold
    of a Canon digital camera software CD from a friend.
    [However, I can't swear for sure that that is the program the bloke
    mentioned the other day.]

    For a more general list of possible solutions, just google something
    like "panorama software freeware" and you'll find things like
    Panoweaver, Panorama Factory, Pixtra Panorama ...
    (Some demoware, some freeware, etc., etc.)

    Oh, and ask for recommendations on these and others in aus.photo
    [which I've added to the current Newsgroups distribution].

    Cheers, Phred.
     
    Phred, Nov 16, 2005
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  2. Phred

    Jollyrodgers Guest

    It usually comes on the CD you get with a canon printer as well.
    Im sure everyone knows someone with a canon printer.
     
    Jollyrodgers, Nov 16, 2005
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  3. Phred

    Henrik Tived Guest

    check out www.panoguide.com

    stitching isn't that straight forward, there are lots of pitfalls, but it is
    great when it works!

    Henrik

     
    Henrik Tived, Nov 16, 2005
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  4. Phred

    k Guest

    "Phred"
    ...or if it comes with Canon or Nikon -- ISTR
    | it was Canon in this case). You may be able to get hold of a copy if
    | you know someone with one of those cameras.
    |
    | If you google "panorama software canon" you'll get a bunch of hits,
    | including some pro and con opinions on Canon's Photostitch 3.1
    | It seems Canon don't make it available for free download, but you may
    | be able to find some sites that have it on hand if you can't get hold
    | of a Canon digital camera software CD from a friend.
    | [However, I can't swear for sure that that is the program the bloke
    | mentioned the other day.]
    |

    I've used the canon software for a while, but this little freeware offering
    kicks it's butt~! :)

    http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~mbrown/autostitch/autostitch.html

    freeware, fast, heaps of options tho it only handles jpegs.

    k
     
    k, Nov 16, 2005
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  5. Phred

    Roy Mock Guest

    Agreed! : -) It's what I've been using for the last year as well.

    Blends and corrects for focal length distortion as well. Accomodates for
    vertical and horizonatal array (mosaic) that I wanted, - whereas some pano
    software handle linear stitch only.

    Worth a try.

    Cheers.
     
    Roy Mock, Nov 16, 2005
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  6. Phred

    unners Guest

    yeah, i use autostitch a lot when its a fairly straightforward pano (no
    movement between shots etc)

    if you need something with more control, i really recommend ptgui
     
    unners, Nov 16, 2005
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  7. Thanks K - this program is AMAZING and leaves Irfanview for dead. The
    ladies are in your debt :)
     
    Mary and Ethel, Nov 16, 2005
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  8. Phred

    corks Guest

    ptgui ?????
     
    corks, Nov 17, 2005
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  9. Phred

    unners Guest

    sorry, its www.ptgui.com

    it allows you to export the panorama as layered psd files which is
    essential for retouching seams etc. very powerful but can be a bit
    difficult to get the hang of unlike autostitch
     
    unners, Nov 17, 2005
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    Pete D Guest

    The full version costs a bit and the fre version stamps all over the final
    output.
     
    Pete D, Nov 17, 2005
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