SmartBlend

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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).
 
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).
  
For example see the parallax picture below (from [http://www.htu.at/~sascha/ptguide/01.htm] described as "impossible to stitch" )
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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}}
 
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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
 
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
  
* Panowizard http://www.egelberg.se/panowizard/versions.htm
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* [[PanoWizard]]
* EnblendGUI http://digitalretrograde.com/Projects/EnblendGUI/
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* [[Enblend Front End]]
* PTGui http://www.ptgui.com/
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* [[PTGui]]
* PTAssembler http://www.tawbaware.com/ptasmblr.htm
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* [[PTAssembler]]
  
 
Download SmartBlend [[Media:smartblend_1_2_2.zip|smartblend_1_2_2.zip]] (16 bit + big files support)
 
Download SmartBlend [[Media:smartblend_1_2_2.zip|smartblend_1_2_2.zip]] (16 bit + big files support)
  
 
Please test new beta version [[Media:smartblend_1_2_3b0.zip|smartblend_1_2_3b0.zip]]
 
Please test new beta version [[Media:smartblend_1_2_3b0.zip|smartblend_1_2_3b0.zip]]
 
 
  
 
==How it works==
 
==How it works==

Revision as of 16:21, 20 July 2006

What it is

Smartblend is an application for seamless image blending.

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).

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.liamphoto.com/subwebs/flam-chen/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

Download SmartBlend smartblend_1_2_2.zip (16 bit + big files support)

Please test new beta version smartblend_1_2_3b0.zip

How it works

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.

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

Good tutorial http://www.zubetzblitz.xaker.ru/Intro3.htm (but only russian, anyone want to translate? )

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

My mail is: minorlogic at yahoo dot com

--Erik Krause 15:39, 20 July 2006 (CEST) (Text taken from original smartblend home page)

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