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= Use hugin =
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There isn't much competition here, [[Hugin]] is currently the most
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sophisticated and easy to use tool for assembling photos and stitching
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panoramas on Unix/Linux systems.
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[[Hugin]] is a standalone [[GUI front-ends|GUI program]] which depends on
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[[Helmut Dersch]]'s [[pano12]] library to perform much of the hard work.
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There are two optional tools that can be used in conjunction with [[hugin]]:
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* [[autopano-sift]] - Save time by automatically generating control-point pairs.
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* [[enblend]] - Perform sophisticated blending of seams when overlapping photos have varying brightness.
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= Linux tools overview =
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For a full list of Unix/Linux tools, see the
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[[:Category:Software:Platform:Linux|Linux category]] page.
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== Basic Library ==
 
== Basic Library ==
  
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== Helper ==
 
== Helper ==
  
[[Autopano|autopano-sift]]: Automatically identifies control points.  Works with [[Hugin]]
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[[autopano-sift]]: Automatically identifies control points.  Works with [[Hugin]] but requires the mono .NET runtime.
  
[[PTStitcher]]: The original [[Panorama Tools]] rendering engine, now superceded by [[nona]]
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[[Autopano]]: similar to [[autopano-sift]] (Freeware).
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[[PTStitcher]]: The original Freeware [[Panorama Tools]] rendering engine, now superceded by nona and PTmender.
  
 
[[nona]]: An open source replacement for PTStitcher.  Part of the [[Hugin]] package
 
[[nona]]: An open source replacement for PTStitcher.  Part of the [[Hugin]] package
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[[PTmender]]: another open source replacement for PTtitcher.  Part of the [[pano12]] package.
  
 
[[Enblend]]: Overlays images so to make the seam invisible. Works with [[Hugin]]
 
[[Enblend]]: Overlays images so to make the seam invisible. Works with [[Hugin]]
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[[ImageMagick]]: Optionally batch process images before using [[Enblend]], e.g. when you have large black areas because of a [[pitch]] angle.
 
[[ImageMagick]]: Optionally batch process images before using [[Enblend]], e.g. when you have large black areas because of a [[pitch]] angle.
  
[[PanoCube]]: Converts equirectangular (360x180) panos to QuickTime cubic movies.
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[[PanoCube]]: Converts equirectangular (360x180) panos to [[QTVR]] cubic movies.
  
 
== Viewer ==
 
== Viewer ==

Revision as of 18:56, 23 February 2006

Contents

Use hugin

There isn't much competition here, Hugin is currently the most sophisticated and easy to use tool for assembling photos and stitching panoramas on Unix/Linux systems.

Hugin is a standalone GUI program which depends on Helmut Dersch's pano12 library to perform much of the hard work.

There are two optional tools that can be used in conjunction with hugin:

  • autopano-sift - Save time by automatically generating control-point pairs.
  • enblend - Perform sophisticated blending of seams when overlapping photos have varying brightness.

Linux tools overview

For a full list of Unix/Linux tools, see the Linux category page.

Basic Library

Panorama tools is a high quality and free panorama stitching software package. Notably it contains pano12 and PTOptimizer, both required by Hugin.

Stitching Software

Hugin provides an easy to use graphical user interface for Panorama tools. Available for most Linux and Unix varieties (plus OS X and Windows)

Helper

autopano-sift: Automatically identifies control points. Works with Hugin but requires the mono .NET runtime.

Autopano: similar to autopano-sift (Freeware).

PTStitcher: The original Freeware Panorama Tools rendering engine, now superceded by nona and PTmender.

nona: An open source replacement for PTStitcher. Part of the Hugin package

PTmender: another open source replacement for PTtitcher. Part of the pano12 package.

Enblend: Overlays images so to make the seam invisible. Works with Hugin

ImageMagick: Optionally batch process images before using Enblend, e.g. when you have large black areas because of a pitch angle.

PanoCube: Converts equirectangular (360x180) panos to QTVR cubic movies.

Viewer

PTViewer

panoglview

panoviewer

Quicktime can be installed via wine

Plugins for the Gimp

The Gimp is a sophisticated image editor similar to Photoshop.

There are several panoramic photography related gimp plugins that can be used to manipulate panoramas.

Non-Panoramic use

clens command-line version of PTLens

Other Software

PanoPoints: Perl-Based control point picker for use with Panorama Tools

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