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OSX users - panorama stitching?

Discussion in 'Image Processing' started by oldskoolboarder, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. oldskoolboarder

    oldskoolboarder Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 20, 2010
    I have some panoramas that I took and now I want to stitch them back together. However, I'm exclusively OSX.

    I've tried to install ib on both Virtualbox and Parallels w/ no luck. Virtualbox box fails because of a some type of video driver and Parallels 4.x just hangs when I try to run it.

    Any suggestions?
     
  2. tam

    tam Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 12, 2010
    Photoshop elements has an excellent plugin to do it all for you.

    I've also had good results with doubletake.
     
  3. alex66

    alex66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 23, 2010
    Ok the best program I have tried is PT Gui Pro. It gives you various options for how you want the stitch to come out and also allows you to alter placement of the component images if you require. You are not just tied to a row of images as well so you can make some mega sized images too.
     
  4. Herman

    Herman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 7, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Microsoft ICE ! Good luck !
     
  5. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    Without a doubt the best Panorama I have used is an application called DoubleTake

     
  6. Krang

    Krang Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 19, 2010
    Why not use just photoshop? Are there any reason for an exclusive program?

    If so I would like to hear them since I make quite a lot of 20+ images "panoramas" :)
     
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  7. alex66

    alex66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 23, 2010
    Cheers for that Im downloading the trial now. It is always handy to find new tools.:2thumbs:
     
  8. Krang

    Krang Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 19, 2010
    The "Photomerge" option works really well. It can calculate a panorama from handheld images. And all the tricky bits can be easily fixed with the other tools :)
     
  9. dixeyk

    dixeyk Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 9, 2010
    I just find it easier to use than firing up Photoshop and worth the $25. But if you have Photoshop then no you don't NEED it.
     
  10. alex66

    alex66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 23, 2010
    I am not sure about CS5 but I found that multiple stitches was one of the weaker areas of Photoshop. The dedicated programs give you a lot more control over the file as well. I found that PS crashed with over 40 or 50 images, I have done one with PTgui that was made of 92 images (10mp) though it took hours to render :biggrin: There is another Auto pano pro (I think) that will search files for images that match. It can come up with some funky choices too :rofl: but I found PT gui to be the best so far I have to test Double Take properly.
     
  11. Kkrome

    Kkrome Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 21, 2010
    Hugin

    Try Hugin. It is a bit quirky, but when I get things right, it does a great job.
    It is also open source.
     
  12. alex66

    alex66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jul 23, 2010
    Here is an example of a joiner done in Pt Gui if it helps. As you can see the machine hit the wall and did not blend perfectly. But I liked the way it looked with all of its imperfections. I don't aim for perfect lines or any form of perfection.
    [​IMG][/IMG]
     
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  13. Krang

    Krang Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 19, 2010
    Hmm. I have to give it a try, though photoshop fits my needs currently.