In Stitches about AutoStitch

This weekend I played with a few free panorama photo stitching programs. In particular, I tested out freeware AutoStitch, freeware GigaPan Stitcher, and open source Hugin (with plugins Panorama Tools, Enblend, and Autopano-SIFT).

In short, AutoStitch was the easiest tool to use and produced panorama/stitched photographs equally as well or better than GigaPan or Hugin. Here are five panorama photographs I produced using AutoStitch and photos I previously captured on my trips to China and Peru.

Chongqing Cruise (stitched from 13 images)

pano of Chongqing Cruise

See the full (13158 x 1598) image.

Terra Cotta warriors (stitched from 7 images)

pano of Terracotta Warriors

See the full (9980 x 1697) image.

Machu Picchu from Inca Trail (stitched from 17 images)

pano of Machu Picchu (far)

See the full (11252 x 2894) image.

Machu Picchu a bit closer (stitched from 8 images)

pano of Machu Picchu (near)

See the full (12613 x 1771) image.

Machu Picchu tree (stitched from 7 images)

pano of Machu Picchu tree

See the full (5167 x 2530) image.

3 replies on “In Stitches about AutoStitch”

  1. Your images look great. Just wanted to point out that the Gigapan Stitcher will do better than many other stitching programs if you’ve got a lot of empty blue sky in your panorama – also, its still in Beta and actively being developed. Not to criticize the others stitcher programs in any way, but I think Gigapan Stitcher is optimized for a slightly different use case than what these particular panoramas illustrate.

  2. You should give Windows Live Photo Gallery a try as well. I think the same guy developed both stitchers, but WLPG is newer.

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