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== Basic Library ==
 
== Basic Library ==
 
 
Most software listed on this page will need the [[pano12|pano12.dll]] library to work. You will find this bundled with the [[Panorama tools]]
 
Most software listed on this page will need the [[pano12|pano12.dll]] library to work. You will find this bundled with the [[Panorama tools]]
  
 
== Stitching Software ==
 
== Stitching Software ==
 
 
*[[Panorama_tools]] is a high quality Open Source panorama stitching software package.
 
*[[Panorama_tools]] is a high quality Open Source panorama stitching software package.
 
 
*[[Hugin]] (free, Open Source GUI)
 
*[[Hugin]] (free, Open Source GUI)
 
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*[[VolumePhoto SE]] (commercial)
 
*[[PTAssembler]] (shareware)
 
*[[PTAssembler]] (shareware)
 
 
*[[PTGUI]] (shareware)
 
*[[PTGUI]] (shareware)
 
 
*[[Autostitch]] (currently free, fully functional demo) - powerful and fast!
 
*[[Autostitch]] (currently free, fully functional demo) - powerful and fast!
 
 
*[[Panoweaver]]
 
*[[Panoweaver]]
 
 
*[[PanoramaStudio]] (shareware)
 
*[[PanoramaStudio]] (shareware)
 
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*[http://www.iseemedia.com/panorama/productinfo.html PhotoVISTA] Creates panoramas and 360°'s. Commercial. Available for Windows and Mac.
*[http://www.iseemedia.com/panorama/productinfo.html PhotoVISTA] Creates panoramas and 360�'s. Commercial. Available for Windows and Mac.
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*[[3DVista Stitcher]] (commercial) Supports donut (oneshot) images
 
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*[[3DVista Stitcher]] (commercial)
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== Helpers ==
 
== Helpers ==
 
 
*[[Autopano]] automatically identifies control points. Works on the command line or as a plug-in for Hugin, PTAssembler, PTGUI
 
*[[Autopano]] automatically identifies control points. Works on the command line or as a plug-in for Hugin, PTAssembler, PTGUI
 
 
*[[Enblend]] overlays images so to make the seam invisible. Works on the command line or as a plug-in for Hugin and PTGUI
 
*[[Enblend]] overlays images so to make the seam invisible. Works on the command line or as a plug-in for Hugin and PTGUI
 
*[[Remallax]] removes some parallax of hand-shot panoramas prior to stitching. Just a project in inception, nothing usable available
 
 
 
*[[Enblend Front End]] simplifies the use of Enblend
 
*[[Enblend Front End]] simplifies the use of Enblend
 
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*[[Enfuse]] combines multiple exposure bracketed images.
 
*[http://www.fsoft.it/panorama/apclean.htm APClean] is a program that can be used to quickly remove wrong control points (sometimes created by Autopano) from a PTGui project file. It can also be used to see which image pairs are linked by control points.
 
*[http://www.fsoft.it/panorama/apclean.htm APClean] is a program that can be used to quickly remove wrong control points (sometimes created by Autopano) from a PTGui project file. It can also be used to see which image pairs are linked by control points.
 
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*[[PanoCube]] converts equirectangular (360°x180°) panos to QuickTime cubic movies.  Freeware (Windows) and more featured shareware (Windows, Linux) versions.
*[[PanoCube]] converts equirectangular (360�x180�) panos to QuickTime cubic movies.  Freeware (Windows) and more featured shareware (Windows, Linux) versions.
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*[[PanoLink]] links QuickTime cubic movies into virtual tours.
 
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*[[Pano2QTVR]] is a new and very promising Windows freeware project to convert equirectangular (360°x180°) panos to QuickTime cubic movies and link them together to virtual tours. Includes [[hotspots|Hotspot]] Editor.
*[http://www.panoshow.com/panolink/ PanoLink] inter links QuickTime cubic movies.
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*[[SmartBlend]] overlays images so to make the seam invisible. Works on the command line or as a plug-in for Hugin and PTGUI. Other than enblend [[SmartBlend]] attempts to remove parallax and similar errors from seams.
 
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*[[Pano2QTVR]] is a new and very promising Windows freeware project to convert equirectangular (360�x180�) panos to QuickTime cubic movies and link them together to virtual tours. Includes Hotspot Editor.
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== Photoshop ==
 
== Photoshop ==
  
 
=== Plug-ins ===
 
=== Plug-ins ===
 
 
* [[How to install plug-ins in Photoshop]]
 
* [[How to install plug-ins in Photoshop]]
 
* The [[Panorama Tools Plugins]] are part of the original [[Panorama tools]] by [[Helmut Dersch]] recently made 16 bit compliant and actionable by [http://epaperpress.com/ptplugins/ Thomas Niemann]
 
* The [[Panorama Tools Plugins]] are part of the original [[Panorama tools]] by [[Helmut Dersch]] recently made 16 bit compliant and actionable by [http://epaperpress.com/ptplugins/ Thomas Niemann]
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=== Actions ===
 
=== Actions ===
 
 
* [[How to install actions in Photoshop]]
 
* [[How to install actions in Photoshop]]
 
* [[Contrast Masking Actions]] lightens shadows and darkens highlights.
 
* [[Contrast Masking Actions]] lightens shadows and darkens highlights.
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== Plugins for the Gimp ==
 
== Plugins for the Gimp ==
 
 
The [[Gimp]] is a sophisticated image editor similar to [[Photoshop]].
 
The [[Gimp]] is a sophisticated image editor similar to [[Photoshop]].
 
 
There are several [[Gimp#Panoramic_photography_related_gimp_plugins|panoramic photography related gimp plugins]] that can be used to manipulate panoramas.
 
There are several [[Gimp#Panoramic_photography_related_gimp_plugins|panoramic photography related gimp plugins]] that can be used to manipulate panoramas.
  
 
== Viewers ==
 
== Viewers ==
 
 
*[[PTViewer]] Original panotools viewer. Recent versions are 3.1.2 from [http://www.fh-furtwangen.de/~dersch/ Helmut Dersch] (capable of adaptive dynamic range display) and 2.7L2 from [http://www.fsoft.it/panorama/PTViewer.htm Fulvio Senore] with better interpolator and numerous additions to the original Dersch version 2.5
 
*[[PTViewer]] Original panotools viewer. Recent versions are 3.1.2 from [http://www.fh-furtwangen.de/~dersch/ Helmut Dersch] (capable of adaptive dynamic range display) and 2.7L2 from [http://www.fsoft.it/panorama/PTViewer.htm Fulvio Senore] with better interpolator and numerous additions to the original Dersch version 2.5
 
 
*[[Quicktime]]
 
*[[Quicktime]]
 
 
*[http://www.fsoft.it/panorama/fspviewer.htm FSPViewer]: A fast viewer for local, high resolution panoramic images.
 
*[http://www.fsoft.it/panorama/fspviewer.htm FSPViewer]: A fast viewer for local, high resolution panoramic images.
 
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* [[Syborg Rooms]] can connect multiple panoramas and enrich the expierence with videos, images and text. Based on Flash. The free version is restricted to 3 panoramas.
*[http://fieldofview.nl/spv/index.php SPi-V] Hardware accelerated full screen viewer based on Shockwave 3D with very smooth movement and possibilities for special effects.
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*[[SPi-V]] Hardware accelerated full screen viewer based on [[Shockwave]] 3D with very smooth movement and possibilities for special effects.
 
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*[[panoglview]]: an open source hardware accelerated viewer for equirectangular panoramas.
 
*[[panoglview]]: an open source hardware accelerated viewer for equirectangular panoramas.
 
 
*[http://www.flashvr.de FlashVR] Flash based viewer, hot spot and menu functions.
 
*[http://www.flashvr.de FlashVR] Flash based viewer, hot spot and menu functions.
 
 
*[http://www.360dof.com/360-flash-panorama-viewer.html 360DOF Flash] 360dof's Flash based viewer.
 
*[http://www.360dof.com/360-flash-panorama-viewer.html 360DOF Flash] 360dof's Flash based viewer.
 
 
*[http://www.destryhines.com/products/panoramic/ Destry Hines] Simple pano viewer, applet based.
 
*[http://www.destryhines.com/products/panoramic/ Destry Hines] Simple pano viewer, applet based.
 
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*[[IBM Hotmedia]] Only works with Hotmedia Panos
*[[IBM Hotmedia]] Limited functionality, but your images can't be "borrowed"
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*[http://www.panorado.com Panorado] A full-featured image viewer/browser supporting panoramas (JPEG & QTVR)
 
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*[[DevalVR]] Multipurpose panoramic viewer, with local player version and browser plugin for IE and Netscape/Firefox/Opera browsers (JPEG & QTVR)
  
 
can somebody please link to other tools?
 
can somebody please link to other tools?
  
 
== Virtual Tour Software ==
 
== Virtual Tour Software ==
 
 
*[[The Panorama Factory]] - Decent bang for the buck
 
*[[The Panorama Factory]] - Decent bang for the buck
 
 
*[[360 Degrees of Freedom]] - Overpriced for what you get
 
*[[360 Degrees of Freedom]] - Overpriced for what you get
 
 
*[[EasyPano Tourweaver]] - Expensive, but nice
 
*[[EasyPano Tourweaver]] - Expensive, but nice
 
 
*[[PanoLink]] - Basic linking for QuickTime MOV files. Technically a "helper" but it does much more.
 
*[[PanoLink]] - Basic linking for QuickTime MOV files. Technically a "helper" but it does much more.
 
 
*[[Pano2QTVR]] - Another, easier to use, linking package for Quicktime MOV files. Technically a "helper" but it does much more.
 
*[[Pano2QTVR]] - Another, easier to use, linking package for Quicktime MOV files. Technically a "helper" but it does much more.
 
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*[[Imatronics Panorama Express]] - Supports stock and custom donut images (oneshot lenses) and spherical images.
*[[Imatronics Panorama Express]] - Supports stock and custom donut images (oneshot lenses) and 360x360 (if you feel like going upside-down!)
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*[[3D Vista]] - Another easy to use tour creater, but with less options. Also supports donuts.
 
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*[[JATC]] - Just Another TourCreator. Creating tours for SPi-V and PurePlayer. Freeware.
*[[3D Vista]] - Another easy to use tour creater, but with less options.
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== Non-Panoramic use ==
 
== Non-Panoramic use ==
 
 
*[[PTShift]] [[chromatic aberration]] determination
 
*[[PTShift]] [[chromatic aberration]] determination
 
 
*[[PTLens]] lens distortion correction
 
*[[PTLens]] lens distortion correction
 
 
*[[Extended Depth-Of-Field]] creats masked layers for a focus-bracketed series of images. From [http://www.janrik.net/ptools/ExtendedFocusPano12/ Rik Littlefield]
 
*[[Extended Depth-Of-Field]] creats masked layers for a focus-bracketed series of images. From [http://www.janrik.net/ptools/ExtendedFocusPano12/ Rik Littlefield]
 
 
*GIMP: Save Layers in seperate files. Little Helper for Multilayer TIFF. If you are using multilayer tiff with GIMP for optimizing blending, you might need this script for saving every layer to a seperate file. Download [http://www.panoclub.de/needstuff/gimp/scripts/continous_save.zip continous_save.zip]
 
*GIMP: Save Layers in seperate files. Little Helper for Multilayer TIFF. If you are using multilayer tiff with GIMP for optimizing blending, you might need this script for saving every layer to a seperate file. Download [http://www.panoclub.de/needstuff/gimp/scripts/continous_save.zip continous_save.zip]
  
 
== Printing ==
 
== Printing ==
 
 
*[http://www.ddisoftware.com/qimage/ QImage] is a commercial tool for printing up to 100.000 pixels wide images on roll paper even across paper size limitations (on some printers)
 
*[http://www.ddisoftware.com/qimage/ QImage] is a commercial tool for printing up to 100.000 pixels wide images on roll paper even across paper size limitations (on some printers)
 
  
 
[[Category:Software:Platform:Windows]]
 
[[Category:Software:Platform:Windows]]

Revision as of 17:20, 7 December 2010

Contents

Basic Library

Most software listed on this page will need the pano12.dll library to work. You will find this bundled with the Panorama tools

Stitching Software

Helpers

  • Autopano automatically identifies control points. Works on the command line or as a plug-in for Hugin, PTAssembler, PTGUI
  • Enblend overlays images so to make the seam invisible. Works on the command line or as a plug-in for Hugin and PTGUI
  • Enblend Front End simplifies the use of Enblend
  • Enfuse combines multiple exposure bracketed images.
  • APClean is a program that can be used to quickly remove wrong control points (sometimes created by Autopano) from a PTGui project file. It can also be used to see which image pairs are linked by control points.
  • PanoCube converts equirectangular (360°x180°) panos to QuickTime cubic movies. Freeware (Windows) and more featured shareware (Windows, Linux) versions.
  • PanoLink links QuickTime cubic movies into virtual tours.
  • Pano2QTVR is a new and very promising Windows freeware project to convert equirectangular (360°x180°) panos to QuickTime cubic movies and link them together to virtual tours. Includes Hotspot Editor.
  • SmartBlend overlays images so to make the seam invisible. Works on the command line or as a plug-in for Hugin and PTGUI. Other than enblend SmartBlend attempts to remove parallax and similar errors from seams.

Photoshop

Plug-ins

Actions

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.

Viewers

  • PTViewer Original panotools viewer. Recent versions are 3.1.2 from Helmut Dersch (capable of adaptive dynamic range display) and 2.7L2 from Fulvio Senore with better interpolator and numerous additions to the original Dersch version 2.5
  • Quicktime
  • FSPViewer: A fast viewer for local, high resolution panoramic images.
  • Syborg Rooms can connect multiple panoramas and enrich the expierence with videos, images and text. Based on Flash. The free version is restricted to 3 panoramas.
  • SPi-V Hardware accelerated full screen viewer based on Shockwave 3D with very smooth movement and possibilities for special effects.
  • panoglview: an open source hardware accelerated viewer for equirectangular panoramas.
  • FlashVR Flash based viewer, hot spot and menu functions.
  • 360DOF Flash 360dof's Flash based viewer.
  • Destry Hines Simple pano viewer, applet based.
  • IBM Hotmedia Only works with Hotmedia Panos
  • Panorado A full-featured image viewer/browser supporting panoramas (JPEG & QTVR)
  • DevalVR Multipurpose panoramic viewer, with local player version and browser plugin for IE and Netscape/Firefox/Opera browsers (JPEG & QTVR)

can somebody please link to other tools?

Virtual Tour Software

  • The Panorama Factory - Decent bang for the buck
  • 360 Degrees of Freedom - Overpriced for what you get
  • EasyPano Tourweaver - Expensive, but nice
  • PanoLink - Basic linking for QuickTime MOV files. Technically a "helper" but it does much more.
  • Pano2QTVR - Another, easier to use, linking package for Quicktime MOV files. Technically a "helper" but it does much more.
  • Imatronics Panorama Express - Supports stock and custom donut images (oneshot lenses) and spherical images.
  • 3D Vista - Another easy to use tour creater, but with less options. Also supports donuts.
  • JATC - Just Another TourCreator. Creating tours for SPi-V and PurePlayer. Freeware.

Non-Panoramic use

Printing

  • QImage is a commercial tool for printing up to 100.000 pixels wide images on roll paper even across paper size limitations (on some printers)
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