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Good "Panorama" software?

post #1 of 11
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Hey,

Do you have any recommendation on a good "Panorama" software for the Mac? (that stitches multiple adjacent photos into one)

If it works with iPhoto - even better
post #2 of 11
I use Canon's Photostitch, it comes with some of canon's cameras. Very easy to use, you can import it into iPhoto easily. Another way is with Quicktime VR. Here is a page from Apple that shows some of the software that can make what you want. I use to merge photos in Photoshop 7 but upgrading busted Photoshop and I can do what I need without upgrading with Adobe.
post #3 of 11
i've tried a few including photoshop's built-in stitching function. the most accurate one that i've found is ptgui.
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I use Canon's Photostitch, it comes with some of canon's cameras. Very easy to use, you can import it into iPhoto easily. Another way is with Quicktime VR. Here is a page from Apple that shows some of the software that can make what you want. I use to merge photos in Photoshop 7 but upgrading busted Photoshop and I can do what I need without upgrading with Adobe.

How can I get Canon's Photo Stitch? I've got a Canon camera but I can't find its installation CDs...
post #5 of 11
It came on the install disks for both the 20D and 10D that I bought. The Canon software was EOS Capture, EOS Viewer Utility and PhotoStitch. They also gave Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0. I took a look and can not find anyplace that has the PhotoStitch download. All of the canon sites have updaters for photostitch.
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Originally Posted by reg View Post

I use Canon's Photostitch, it comes with some of canon's cameras. Very easy to use, you can import it into iPhoto easily. Another way is with Quicktime VR. Here is a page from Apple that shows some of the software that can make what you want. I use to merge photos in Photoshop 7 but upgrading busted Photoshop and I can do what I need without upgrading with Adobe.

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Originally Posted by reg View Post

It came on the install disks for both the 20D and 10D that I bought. The Canon software was EOS Capture, EOS Viewer Utility and PhotoStitch. They also gave Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0. I took a look and can not find anyplace that has the PhotoStitch download. All of the canon sites have updaters for photostitch.

Never mind. Found it
post #7 of 11
I have a different question for those of you making stitched panoramas.

I have a DSLR (Sony Alpha 100 and I love it), a full range of lenses and a very nice tripod and ball head.

What focal length should I use and at how many degree increments should I rotate the tripod head for best results?

I've tried a few times with Photostitch, and gave up when the results were not at all as good as I expected. I'm hoping that I'm just doing something wrong.
post #8 of 11
The only problem I have with PhotoStitch is with some colors. Because of light, backgrounds do not always have a gradual change. To reduce this problem it is better to have more overlaps, more pictures in the stitch. As for the angle using a regular tripod it all depends on your lens. The best cheapest work around is with a Tripod Head. I have a friend that is a realtor. He uses it in some houses. It is quick and since he uses only one lens he only has to figure the height of the tripod. Changing the camera angle is very easy.
post #9 of 11
Try PanoEdit (www.panoedit.com)
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Try PanoEdit

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post #11 of 11
Microsoft Photosynth. Why? It stitches without a single user click. It just works. I only wish it had a Mac version and it allowed you to keep the Synths locally. www.Photosynth.net. Check it out. I have to say, I love Microsoft Research.
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