View Full Version : Free Panorama Software
09-14-2003, 01:52 AM
Here is a link to free software for making panoramas. If the examples are anything to go by this is a "must have" tool.
If you give it a go please leave feedback here. Thanks
Hi, Bygaspo. I haven't tried the software (is it up to date?), but I just so happen to be looking into panoramas. Stuart suggested another program he swears by so there are many choices out there. I just finished an interactive demo using several background layers scrolling at different speeds to simulate 360 turning around, looks sweet.
I think I'll have to try this macro panoramic techique - photgraphing a sphere:
Does anyone else know of ways to use a single shot to make a scrolling panorama?
09-16-2003, 10:21 PM
Yep, there's a $600 'virtual' lens, that you sit the camera underneath, pointing up, take one shot, and then use the software to cut a 360 degree panorama out of the resulting circular image... the software takes care of the distortion of the shape to get it right, and you need a good high res camera with a sharp lens... but it works every time and is a must if you need to do this stuff for a living... real estate agents can shoot a house full of VR rooms in as much time as it takes to shift the cam from room to room, or you can do virtual tours in a city in a day... brilliant stuff...
10-10-2003, 12:07 AM
:-D i am currently using PixMaker Pro software to do the panoramic pictures. it looks great. can try the trial version at:
10-04-2004, 04:35 PM
I believe panoramic factory is a good one to use too
10-04-2004, 07:43 PM
Panorama Factory, Dikiem?? I still swear by that package... the results are second to none...
10-04-2004, 07:58 PM
I use the panorama software that came with my camera. It's called ArcSoft Panorama Maker 3.0, and it's part of a software suite (the other tools are useless :roll: ). So, I'm not sure if you can get a free copy. It seems to be producing really nice results and you can do horizontal, vertical, 360, and tile (vert. and horiz.). It's really easy to use to boot. :-)
10-04-2004, 08:37 PM
I'd urge you to take a look at Panorama Factory (I really need kickbacks from Smoky City Software... lol) - I used the Canon software, and then played with AfterShot for stitching, and thought they were both good until I saw the results from PF... it is pretty much the bees knees of panoramaware...
10-04-2004, 10:11 PM
I'm gonna go download it right now! I haven't tried any other programs. Thanks for the tip. :-)
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