View Full Version : What do you use to stitch images?

08-22-2004, 03:43 PM
Different project have different needs when it comes to stitching. For some, a couple of
layers in Photoshop does the trick. Others might be done using Photo merge which is
more accessible.Then there are projects with lots of huge files with distortion problems,..
where RealViz stitcher would be a good choice. There are also other softwares such as:
Panoweaver from www.easypano.comwhich was used for some scenes in TROY.


Bob Gerber
09-28-2004, 11:41 AM
I've worked mostly with STITCHER and it is a fine product.

One caution for these kind of image stitching efforts, the photos need to be taken with the standard VR parallax correction techniques, particularly for near field image stitching.

One good, non-vendor source for the basic techniques is http://www.vrphotography.com.

09-28-2004, 11:50 AM
This isn't exactly stitching software, but I used to use Icarus before it bacame PFTrack and i am unsure as to wether or not it still has the capability. But you could do a nodel pan with a video camera.

Icarus could then not only fix barrel lens distortion but use its 3d tracker to estimate the camera movement and blend each frame together almost seamlessly.

I used this on a project where i wanted to adjust the speed of my pan, and paint something in. Once the touch up was finished a quick pan animation in shake and you would never guess its a single still image.

09-28-2004, 12:57 PM
I've been using Stitcher.

To be honest, I haven't looked into other programs, but what I like most in Stitcher is the ability to support automation. If several panos are shot with the same camera rig, only one project needs to be tweeked to get the initial alignment locked in, then numerous additional panos can be rendered from multiple sets of source images.

This is REALLY handy for HDR shoots.

Anyway, other programs may have the same kind of automation hooks, but this is easily my favorite aspect of Stitcher.

09-29-2004, 04:29 AM
Hi Nick,
glad to see other PCO mates around ;)

JC (jllaurado at PCO)

09-29-2004, 05:02 AM
yep it's stitcher for me too. A good solid product.

Hi Nick and JC. JRattray from the PCO

09-29-2004, 06:43 AM
Don't forget Bob Gerber (up a few posts) is a PCO vet, too. :)
I suspect there are a few more lurking in the wings.
(not that it has anything to do with why we use Stitcher ;) )
Have fun.

09-30-2004, 02:47 PM
I just use Stitcher. I've never really looked into any other packages. I've just gotten used to the way Stitcher works and it fits well into the production pipeline.

11-25-2004, 02:14 AM

If you merge the images in 3D space, you can "Stitch" panoramic bacgrounds of any shape without any actual stitching necessary.

http://www.digitalartform.com/archives/ ... pan_2.html (http://www.digitalartform.com/archives/2004/11/nodal_point_pan_2.html)

for details.

Ross Forster
11-25-2004, 10:36 AM
Thanks, its a nice little series.