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==What it is==
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'''Smartblend''' is {{Glossary|an application for seamless image blending by Michael Norel|1}}. He can be reached at minorlogic{at}yahoo{dot}com
Smartblend is an application for seamless image blending by Michael Norel. He can be reached at <b> minorlogic{at}yahoo{dot}com</b>
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Main goal of smartblend is panoramic image blending, but can be used for other applications, for example seamless texture creation, montage of photos, collage. Smartblend allows stitching of many problem shots (paralaxed, with moving objects, with exposure difference).
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The main goal of smartblend is panoramic image blending, though it can be used for other applications, such as creation of seamless textures, montage of photos or collage. Smartblend allows stitching of many problematic shots (parallaxed, with moving objects or with differing exposure).
  
 
For example see the parallax picture below (from http://www.htu.at/~sascha/ptguide/01.htm described as "impossible to stitch" )
 
For example see the parallax picture below (from http://www.htu.at/~sascha/ptguide/01.htm described as "impossible to stitch" )
 
[[Image:SB_Parallax.jpg|left]]{{clr}}
 
[[Image:SB_Parallax.jpg|left]]{{clr}}
  
Just put one picture into another, and note the great difference.
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Just put one picture into another and note the great difference.
 
[[Image:SB_Parallax_overlapped.jpg|left]]{{clr}}
 
[[Image:SB_Parallax_overlapped.jpg|left]]{{clr}}
  
 
Picture below is blended by smartblend.
 
Picture below is blended by smartblend.
 
[[Image:SB_Blended.jpg|left]]{{clr}}
 
[[Image:SB_Blended.jpg|left]]{{clr}}
Another smartblend example: http://www.liamphoto.com/subwebs/flam-chen/flamchen.htm
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Another smartblend example: http://www.photodan.com.au/misc/flamchen.htm
  
If you don't know what is a "command line application"  it can not be usefull for you. But you still can use a frontend for smartblend
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If you don't know what is a "command line application"  it can not be useful for you. But you still can use a frontend for smartblend:
  
 
* [[PanoWizard]]
 
* [[PanoWizard]]
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* [[PTGui]]
 
* [[PTGui]]
 
* [[PTAssembler]]
 
* [[PTAssembler]]
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* [[hugin]] (only together with the smartblend wrapper from [http://hugin.svn.sourceforge.net/viewvc/hugin/hugin/trunk/platforms/windows/smartblend-wrapper/ sourceforge])
  
Download SmartBlend [[Media:smartblend_1_2_2.zip|smartblend_1_2_2.zip]] (16 bit + big files support)
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Download SmartBlend, current version [[Media:Smartblend_1_2_5.zip|Smartblend_1_2_5.zip]]
  
Please test new beta version [[Media:smartblend_1_2_3b0.zip|smartblend_1_2_3b0.zip]]
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== How it works ==
  
==How it works==
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It finds the visual error on overlap region and searches for a seam line with minimal visual error. Than it blends pictures using an algorithm similar to a multiresolution spline.
 
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It finds the visual error on overlap region and search seam line with minimal visual error. Than it blend pictures with algorithm similar to multiresolution spline.
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To study algorithms and options use “–SeamVerbose”  and  “-PyramidVerbose” commands.
 
To study algorithms and options use “–SeamVerbose”  and  “-PyramidVerbose” commands.
  
 
There is a [http://qtvr.by.ru/NewQTWR/sm/smartblend.htm good tutorial], but it's available only in Russian. Anyone to translate it?
 
There is a [http://qtvr.by.ru/NewQTWR/sm/smartblend.htm good tutorial], but it's available only in Russian. Anyone to translate it?
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Translation by BableFish - [http://babelfish.yahoo.com/translate_url?doit=done&tt=url&intl=1&fr=bf-home&trurl=http%3A%2F%2Fqtvr.by.ru%2FNewQTWR%2Fsm%2Fsmartblend.htm&lp=ru_en&btnTrUrl=Translate Tutorial in English]
  
 
Welcome to anyone who wants to improve this smartblend, write a tutorial and other.
 
Welcome to anyone who wants to improve this smartblend, write a tutorial and other.
  
<small>--[[User:Erik Krause|Erik Krause]] 15:39, 20 July 2006 (CEST) (Text taken from original smartblend home page)</small>
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<small>(Text taken from original smartblend home page)</small>
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== smartblend on Mac ==
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There used to be a nice tutorial on tweakbits.com which is gone. If anyone still has the know how, please write a wiki page: [[smartblend on Mac]] For the time being you find the content retrieved from google cache on the corresponding discussion page.
  
 
[[Category:Software:Platform:Windows]]
 
[[Category:Software:Platform:Windows]]

Latest revision as of 21:02, 18 September 2012

Smartblend is an application for seamless image blending by Michael Norel. He can be reached at minorlogic{at}yahoo{dot}com

The main goal of smartblend is panoramic image blending, though it can be used for other applications, such as creation of seamless textures, montage of photos or collage. Smartblend allows stitching of many problematic shots (parallaxed, with moving objects or with differing exposure).

For example see the parallax picture below (from http://www.htu.at/~sascha/ptguide/01.htm described as "impossible to stitch" )

SB Parallax.jpg

Just put one picture into another and note the great difference.

SB Parallax overlapped.jpg

Picture below is blended by smartblend.

SB Blended.jpg

Another smartblend example: http://www.photodan.com.au/misc/flamchen.htm

If you don't know what is a "command line application" it can not be useful for you. But you still can use a frontend for smartblend:

Download SmartBlend, current version Smartblend_1_2_5.zip

[edit] How it works

It finds the visual error on overlap region and searches for a seam line with minimal visual error. Than it blends pictures using an algorithm similar to a multiresolution spline.

To study algorithms and options use “–SeamVerbose” and “-PyramidVerbose” commands.

There is a good tutorial, but it's available only in Russian. Anyone to translate it?

Translation by BableFish - Tutorial in English

Welcome to anyone who wants to improve this smartblend, write a tutorial and other.

(Text taken from original smartblend home page)

[edit] smartblend on Mac

There used to be a nice tutorial on tweakbits.com which is gone. If anyone still has the know how, please write a wiki page: smartblend on Mac For the time being you find the content retrieved from google cache on the corresponding discussion page.

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