Hugin

Version: 2012.0.0 || Release Date: 2012-11-05 || License: Freeware Developer: Hugin Project | App Owner: mangalorebird

Hugin is an open-source panorama photo creation tool. It can put multiple photos together very easily and the end result is smooth and stunning!

Hugin uses the same open source library used by many other software including shareware like PTMac from Kekus Digital. Hugin is, however, free and you can start making panoramic photos without buying any expensive software or equipment. Unlike many similar software, Hugin considers the shapes of the lens and can adapt to the particular distortion profile of your camera.

For advanced users, hugin also has many features for making panoramas with special equipment, including two types of fisheye lenses and more.

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5 Opinions

Crashes every time.
How can someone make a stitching app that works perfectly on the iPhone for $2, but no one can make a good one for the Mac?

Well, my experience is quite the opposite of Alex Yorke's. Are you using images with EXIF data? If so, the lens info should get set automatically - it always has for me.

If you shoot a proper pano using a pano head, or some other means where your camera doesn't move around all crazy, it'll auto-detect the control points pretty well.

Personally, I usually just shoot a load of shots by hand and hope they turn into something later. This approach does require setting control points manually, but this is an easy task, aided by a loupe which appears when you start dragging around the point. After you've dropped a few points, it'll start being able to match your points automatically quite easily. It does help at least having a properly exposed image, and finding good points of contrast.

It's not terribly fast, and the UI kind of sucks. But it's powerful, relatively easy once you get the hang of it, and the images are generally great. An example.

This app is terrible! The most complicated thing ever! I have to enter the focus length and lens type! I have to place control points on the image, and even that doesn't work. Takes forever to load, freezes and the disk image Verifies for about 3 minutes! I think any other panorama software would be better than this. Running Tiger OSX.

I made a small screencast in french to explain how to make a panorama easily ;-)
http://apppaper.toile-libre.org/?p=145

You can get the 0.7 version at
<a href="http://panorama.dyndns.org/index.php?lang=en&subject=Hugin&texttag=Hugin">http://panorama.dyndns.org/index.php?lang=en&subject=Hugin&texttag=Hugin</a>