Friday, March 07, 2008

Stitch

Looking at trying stitching and don't want to put down some cold hard cash just to try it out. Here are a couple of tools that might be of interest. First is the Autostitch demo. Absolutely amazing. Just through photos together, if you pick one that doesn't have anything to do with those that should be stitched it just drops it out of the mix. Not lining up, putting in a specific sequence, etc., just select the pictures to stitch and you are done.

As stated on the website:

Autostitch™ is the world's first fully automatic 2D image stitcher. Capable of stitching full view panoramas without any user input whatsoever, Autostitch is a breakthrough technology for panoramic photography, VR and visualisation applications. This is the first solution to stitch any panorama completely automatically, whether 1D (horizontal) or 2D (horizontal and vertical).

Autostitch is built using cutting edge research from the AI lab at UBC, but it's incredibly simple to use! Just select a set of photos, and Autostitch does the rest: digital photos in, panoramas out.


I must say when it comes to stitching the software makes the difference.

Another one is an Open Source option called hugin.

Those below were done with hugin. Click them to view a larger version.


Skyline - Jefferson City, MO



Lincoln University Campus - Jefferson City, MO



Adkins Stadium Project - Jefferson City, MO


It is a bit more in depth and might require a bit more than the technically challenged want to deal with, but you can't beat the price.

Feel free to share comments on your favorite photo stitching software.

2 comments:

Randy said...

used this in the past, PT assembler. http://www.tawbaware.com/ptasmblr.htm


a nice before and after example http://www.tawbaware.com/pta_tut_images.jpg

Chris said...

I've tried Hugin, but find it pretty generally unusable. However, Autostitch is amazing.