Panorama and Photo stiching software
On the photo front I’ve been playing with lots of software that stitches photos together as I’ve got stacks of panoramas I’ve taken over the years.
Currently I’m testing AutoStitch which is a automatic 2D image stitcher. The demo can be downloaded for free from, you simply select the image you want to stitch and hit go, its as simple as that. There is an options tab for those that want to changes the settings as required, overall this seems to be a good programme, running on Windows XP/2000/98.
AutoStitch is however for evaluation purposes only. Any commercial use of the software requires a license agreement with the Matthew Brown and the University of British Columbia.
On the image or photograph stitching front, I found this and have to say I can’t wait to run a demo version of the software, though I’m not entirely sure if my laptop at home will cope. Microsoft Live Labs is working on a great bit on new software called “Photosynth”, Photosynth is said to change the way people view digital photos forever. It takes a large collection of photos taken in a single venue or of a single landscape and analyzes their similarities finally displaying them is a near true 3D space. It’s said that say’s Photosynth can:
- Walk or fly through a scene to see photos from any angle
- Seamlessly zoom in or out of a photograph whether it’s megapixels or gigapixels in size.
- See where pictures were taken in relation to one another.
- Find similar photos to the one you’re currently viewing.
- Explore a custom tour.
- Send a collection to a friend.
I’m now just using Photoshops CS3’s built in command “photomerge” om th whole it does what I want, well worht trying out.