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Opinions Wanted Stitching software for panoramic image

Discussion in 'Photography Issues' started by echavez123, Mar 23, 2015.

  1. echavez123

    echavez123 MGF, Master Grumble Framer

    I am trying my hand at panoramic images. Have tried a couple of 360 deg panos with some success. However, with night photography, this is much harder, due to less available light. I would like to know if anyone has has good success with pano stitching software? I have tried the following:
    1. Photoshop
    2. Panorama Maker
    3. Hugin
    I have most success with Hugin. But it has limitations. Any recommendations? Pano-26-30---V0-SMALL.jpg
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  2. jferrari

    jferrari Guest

    I use PS. It has always worked perfectly for my needs so I have not tried any of the others. What problems did you experience with PS? - Jim
  3. SportShots

    SportShots CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

    Take a look at AutoPano Pro. It does not have the limitations of Photoshop.
    It and PTGui are two of the top panoramic stitching programs. I went with AutoPano as it seemed a bit easier to learn when I was looking years ago.
    Photoshop is OK but really stumbles badly at times on panoramic stitching jobs that should be easy.

    The two images below were done with Photoshop and Auto Pano Pro. Top was Photoshop, bottom AutoPano. Photoshop occasionally stumbles big time like this as well as having more problems in blending light falloff in images which really screws up skies and detail at times. Auto Pano is much better at fine detail like small twigs, branches, grass and window panes. Also much better with handling moving objects in frames, like a bus or walking person.

    PHOTOSHOP Stitching.jpg AUTP PANO PRO Stitching.jpg
  4. FramerKat

    FramerKat CGF II, Certified Grumble Framer Level 2

  5. stcstc

    stcstc SGF, Supreme Grumble Framer

    PTGui is what a lot of pros use, very powerful

    which version of Photoshop, the sticking algorithms in the latest versions are waaaaaay better than early ones
  6. Daniel Smith

    Daniel Smith Grumbler

    The problems with Photoshop in CS6 as well as the current CC (creative cloud) edition. Not with all images but every now and then it comes up. I do the images in AutoPano Pro. Tried PT Gui and (for me) the Auto Pano is more comfortable.
    Full time photographer and some custom framing, mainly with photo related art. A lot of historical "alternative process" images. I print in Pt/Pd, carbon and traditional silver as well as some image transfer. Have done most 'alt processes' and choose to work with these.

    Photographing specifically for image stitching is a real advantage of digital imaging. A good dedicated program makes for better results that shows in the small detail of the images.
  7. Rick Granick

    Rick Granick SPFG, Supreme Picture Framing God

    I've done a number of them in Photoshop Elements. It's pretty quick and easy. Not sure if it has all the bells and whistles you might need, but it has worked well for me.
    :cool: Rick

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