Tuesday, April 26, 2005


Cool Tool: Auto Stitch Panoramic images

I tried several panoramic tools earlier this year to make a 180 panoramic view from the porch of my parents house. To tell the truth; I gave up.

The best program I found was Panorama Tools by Max Lyons but I do not recommend it unless you know what you are doing or have a lot of time to learn how to use it.

AutoStich, on the other hand, promises to be completely automatic. No user intervention required. The cool thing is that it actually works!
This (unedited) picture was taken late last year:

All other panoramic tools I tried earlier this year on the same set of images failed. I guess what tricked them was that I took the pictures from right to left so the order of the images was wrong.

Edit the picture, to trim away the black borders, and you get a "perfect" panorama image:

The only, minor, issue is that it saves the output image as pano.jpg in the same directory as the source files. I hope they will upgrade the demo to a a final version to include a "save as" dialog box.


Via [Roland Piquepaille's Technology Trends]


  1. I will try both the freeware and shareware versions of The Panorama Factory to see how it works with my images.

    Thanks for the tip and compliments for the pictures!