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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 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:

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, current version

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?

Translation by BableFish - Tutorial in English

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

(Text taken from original smartblend home page)

smartblend on Mac

There used to be a nice tutorial on which is gone. If anyone still has the know how, please write a wiki page: smartblend on Mac For the time being you find the content retrieved from google cache on the corresponding discussion page.