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heffa
 
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Software for stitching

Post Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:06 pm


I've not done photo stitching before, but recently took a series of shots that would make a nice pano. What software do you use/recommend that would stitch these images into a single (hopefully seamless) photo?

Thanks!

rileypm
 
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Re: Software for stitching

Post Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:41 am


Cheap and easy is Arc Soft Panorama Maker 2 or 3 or 4. I use #3 because it came free with the purchase of a Nikon Cool Pix.

heffa
 
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Re: Software for stitching

Post Sat Jun 28, 2008 12:35 am


I'll give it a try. Thank you!

stuartist
 
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Re: Software for stitching

Post Tue Jul 01, 2008 12:25 am


I use PanaVue Image Assembler. I am impressed by the amount of control I have using this program. I started by downloading the demo version of the program and picked a difficult couple of shots to work with. They were shot from the rotating tower at Sea World in Florida and never were intended to be stitched together. My feeling was that if PanaVue could do the job on these pictures it could do anything. It took a lot of tweaking but to my surprise it worked! You can see the results here:

The original two images were about 30 degrees out of alignment.

I have more panoramas, mostly handheld, in my gallery at http://pbase.com/stuartist/panoramas.

Hope this helps.

-Stu

mvazquezv
 
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Re: Software for stitching

Post Tue Jul 01, 2008 10:57 pm


Hi, every one!
I use and recommend HP Image Zone. It's great.
Regards

bobclewley
 
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Re: Software for stitching

Post Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:45 pm


I use Panorama Factory http://www.panoramafactory.com/ Really good...

Here are a couple I have put together http://www.informalsolutions.co.uk/mh/ourtrips/

HTH

:lol:
bob
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heffa
 
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Re: Software for stitching

Post Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:18 am


Thanks for the responses, everyone! I downloaded Arc Soft Panorama Maker 4 before the other replies appeared, so that's what I'm going with here.

My first attempt is as follows:

Image

http://www.pbase.com/wienerman/image/99799460/large

This is the product of six photos taken with 50mm lens stitched together. I'm happy with the outcome even though I broke every rule in the book when taking the series! (Using auto-exposure, I had 4 different exposures that needed to be equalized using photoshop).

Again, I appreciate the advice!

thegallopingflasher
 
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Re: Software for stitching

Post Fri Jul 11, 2008 7:02 pm


What version of Photoshop? CS3 has a good tool for panos already built in to it.

heffa
 
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Re: Software for stitching

Post Sat Jul 12, 2008 7:03 pm


thegallopingflasher wrote:What version of Photoshop? CS3 has a good tool for panos already built in to it.


I do have CS3. Add this to the list of things I didn't know about it.

Son of a... :)

gbr10
 
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Re: Software for stitching

Post Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:26 am


I used Photoshop CS3. I put the photos together by masking each one. I also take pictures in a vertical framing for a horizontal picture. This is the best way stitching photos I have found

a_zeitler
 
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Re: Software for stitching

Post Sat Sep 06, 2008 2:27 am


I have tried Photoshop CS3 for several panos, but never received any results that were worth keeping. There is a ton of hype over the feature, but I have yet to find an application it actually worked well on. Alot of my panos I use a sturdy tripod with the Manfrotto 303plus panoramic head, and photoshop still never made a nice pano.

I like Panorama Factory V4.4. It creates a layered photoshop image at the end. You have full control over where the stich points are. Its fast, easy to understand, and user friendly.

Anyways, everyone likes something different.

View my gallery here: http://www.pbase.com/a_zeitler/panoramics
Almost every image was done in Panorama Factory.
Nikon D200 MB-D200; Sony Nex-5n; Nikon 28-105 F3.5-4.5 D; Nikon 50mm F1.8 D; Nikon 85mm F1.8; Tokina 12-24 F4 DX AT-X Pro; Sigma 70-200 F2.8; Nikon SB800; Manfrotto 303plus; Lowepro Slingshot 302AW; Heliopan 77mm Thin Circular Polarizer

prinothcat
 
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Re: Software for stitching

Post Sat Sep 06, 2008 11:34 pm


wienerman wrote:My first attempt is

really nice. Crater Lake?

heffa
 
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Re: Software for stitching

Post Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:42 pm


prinothcat wrote:
wienerman wrote:My first attempt is

really nice. Crater Lake?


Thanks, and yes... Crater Lake. I have a 6' x 1' canvas of that shot on my office wall - really enjoy it.

ernst
 
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Location: Maastricht, Netherlands

Re: Software for stitching

Post Tue Oct 28, 2008 9:14 am


I use AutopanoPro (http://www.autopano.net/). Nearly all of the stiching process can be done automatically: it finds (several) panoramas in image collections, straightening of the horizon, color correction is a breeze...

One example (clickable, 119 images):


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