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== Basic Library ==
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== Pano12.dll 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]]
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can the developers of the pano12.dll link themselves here and describe their product?
  
== Stitching Software ==
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== stitching software ==
  
*[[Panorama_tools]] is a high quality Open Source panorama stitching software package.
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I use [[http://www.ptgui.com|PT GUI]]. Anything else?
  
*[[Hugin]] (free, Open Source GUI)
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== photoshop plug-ins ==
  
*[[PTAssembler]] (shareware)
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There are some in the original distribution by [[Helmut Dersch]]
  
*[[PTGUI]] (shareware)
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== viewers ==
  
*[[Autostitch]] (currently free, fully functional demo) - powerful and fast!
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can somebody please link to Fulvio's viewer and other tools?
  
*[[Panoweaver]]
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== PTLens ==
  
*[[PanoramaStudio]] (shareware)
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Thomas, how do we fit your wonderful tools in this space? they are not directly used to create panoramas but they are sure part of the family!
 
 
*[http://www.iseemedia.com/panorama/productinfo.html PhotoVISTA] Creates panoramas and 360�'s. Commercial. Available for Windows and Mac.
 
 
 
*[[3DVista Stitcher]] (commercial) Supports donut (oneshot) images
 
 
 
== 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
 
 
 
*[[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
 
 
 
*[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.
 
 
 
*[[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.
 
 
 
== Photoshop ==
 
 
 
=== Plug-ins ===
 
 
 
* [[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]
 
* [[PTLens]] free lens distorsion correction.
 
 
 
=== Actions ===
 
 
 
* [[How to install actions in Photoshop]]
 
* [[Contrast Masking Actions]] lightens shadows and darkens highlights.
 
* [[Contrast Blending Actions]] combine a bracketed series of images to extend dynamic range.
 
 
 
== Plugins for the Gimp ==
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
== 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
 
 
 
*[[Quicktime]]
 
 
 
*[http://www.fsoft.it/panorama/fspviewer.htm FSPViewer]: A fast viewer for local, high resolution panoramic images.
 
 
 
*[[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.
 
 
 
*[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.destryhines.com/products/panoramic/ Destry Hines] Simple pano viewer, applet based.
 
 
 
*[[IBM Hotmedia]] Only works with Hotmedia Panos
 
 
 
*[http://www.panorado.com 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.
 
 
 
== Non-Panoramic use ==
 
 
 
*[[PTShift]] [[chromatic aberration]] determination
 
 
 
*[[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]
 
 
 
*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 ==
 
 
 
*[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]]
 

Revision as of 11:12, 29 November 2004

Pano12.dll library

can the developers of the pano12.dll link themselves here and describe their product?

stitching software

I use [GUI]. Anything else?

photoshop plug-ins

There are some in the original distribution by Helmut Dersch

viewers

can somebody please link to Fulvio's viewer and other tools?

PTLens

Thomas, how do we fit your wonderful tools in this space? they are not directly used to create panoramas but they are sure part of the family!