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" )
Just put one picture into another, and note the great difference.
Picture below is blended by smartblend.
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.
--Erik Krause 15:39, 20 July 2006 (CEST) (Text taken from original smartblend home page)