SmartBlend

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Smartblend is an application for seamless image blending by Michael Norel. He can be reached at <b> minorlogic{at}yahoo{dot}com</b>
 
Smartblend is an application for seamless image blending by Michael Norel. He can be reached at <b> minorlogic{at}yahoo{dot}com</b>
  
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}}
  
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Another smartblend example: http://www.liamphoto.com/subwebs/flam-chen/flamchen.htm
 
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
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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]]
 
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==How it works==
 
==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.
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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.
  
 
To study algorithms and options use “–SeamVerbose”  and  “-PyramidVerbose” commands.
 
To study algorithms and options use “–SeamVerbose”  and  “-PyramidVerbose” commands.

Revision as of 21:16, 3 January 2007

What it is

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.liamphoto.com/subwebs/flam-chen/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 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 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?

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

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

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