Panoramas

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by U. Link, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. U. Link

    U. Link Guest

    Any suggestions for panorama stitching software?
    Free or inexpensive preferred, but whatever it takes to get a good and easy
    to use program.

    Thanks, Olie
     
    U. Link, Jul 6, 2005
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    Stephan Guest

    Did you read a bit on this forum before asking?
    There have been at least two threads on the subject in the past days

    Stephan
     
    Stephan, Jul 6, 2005
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    alu Guest

    For ease of use, nothing I've tested beats Arcsoft's Panorama Maker (used to
    come bundled free with Nikon[?] cameras I think.)
    and the freeware Autostitch
    http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~mbrown/autostitch/autostitch.html which has the added
    benefit of working in 2D and being virtually foolproof.
    Just be sure to set the output options to large/best image quality in both
    cases.
    Autostitch suffers more 'stretch' distortion at the edges but does an
    amazing job of seamlessly stitching huge numbers of images without any user
    assistance.
    Panorama Maker has a near perfect wizard-type interface, and is very easy to
    use. Distortion is low if you choose the correct focal length, but you
    cannot stitch vertical & horizontal pans simultaneously.
    -alu
     
    alu, Jul 6, 2005
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    Clyde Guest

    To repeat:

    One of the most powerful tools is Panotools. It's free, but a huge PITA.
    So, you get a frontend tool to make it easier. It still has a learning
    curve, but it's very powerful too.

    The most popular frontend is PTGui with PTAssembler a close 2nd. They
    are shareware though. The free frontend is Hugin. It doesn't have the
    speed of updates or the support, but it is free.

    Clyde
     
    Clyde, Jul 7, 2005
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    David Guest

    If you can get a copy of Canon's PhotoStitch it's very good. Comes
    bundled with their cameras.

    David
     
    David, Jul 11, 2005
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  6. Kai-Stephan Trienke, Jul 11, 2005
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