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Calico is a new automatic multi-row stitcher created with ease-of-use in mind. Unlike many other stitching programs, Calico does not limit you to a single row of images or a 3x3 mosaic. With Calico, you can shoot several rows of images or a single row. It's your choice.

Calico's features include:

  • Supports multi-row panoramas
  • Includes exposure correction option
  • Color profile and camera information transferred from first image to stitched panorama
  • Can create full 360x180º panoramas
  • much, much more...
Note: Calico is a disk image. Non Safari more...

What's New

Version 2.2:

  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks compatibility. This required removing the iPhoto browser in order to comply with sandboxing rules in Mavericks.
  • If your installation is named something other than "Calico" (e.g., Calico 2.0, Calico 2.1, etc.) the installation will fail. Either rename your installation to be "Calico" or more...


OS X 10.5 or later

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Martin Hairer Member IconReview+16
Martin Hairer

Gui is *extremely* basic. I tried it on a landscape panorama consisting of 16 pictures with tons of overlap, so you should have thought it would have a really easy job. Took half an hour to export the picture on a recent iMac with 4 Gigs of RAM and the end result was horribly blurred (clearly the pictures simply weren't aligned properly).

Save your $39 for something else and get the free Hugin instead. It has a bit more of a learning curve, but at least it's free and produced great results for me on the same test.

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Version 1.7
Firemin Member IconReview+8

I use Calico as my standard pano creator. It has generally produced better results than some of apps supplied with specific cameras. It hasn't always worked for me but that is probably more to do with my poor photography, not lining up multiple shots correctly : )

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Version 1.5
isgoed Member IconReview+2

Make, Align & Make buttons don't work. No user cofiguration at all. Just 1 button

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Version 1.4
kedos Member IconReview+46

I think the it works pretty well, but I agree that this is one ugly app that's not fun to use. It needs to be remodeled to be more user friendly, or at least allow drag\drop or iphoto integration!

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Version 1.4
Corpsecorps Member IconReview+761

Unlike some, i wasn't happy with EITHER the interface, or the results.

The UI is far too hands-off. It's basically load the images, let'er rip, and hope something worthwhile pops out.

What does can be okay, or a disaster.

Many prefs feel like they should be controls, instead.

Feels a bit "hack-ish" for $40!

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Version 1.3
Jimge Member IconReview+24

As an exhibiting photographic artist, and podcaster on consumer digital photography, I was looking for something that would address both needs. This software does that.

It is so simple in its interface, it almost feels like it is "too easy" to give the sophisticated results it does. Yet it does give stunning results. Even with a less than perfectly taken series it finds and matches all the points, as well as adjusting exposure - including that problematic sky exposure matching and blending.

Excellent value for the price - pays for itself in a couple of painless panos. I could get addicted to this.

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Version 1.3
PuissanceMac Member IconComment+0

i still get hilarious result with 1.3
version 1.1 work well !

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Version 1.3b4
OhMy (Developer)

Can you post your source images somewhere and let me know where they are so I can test to see what is different between the versions? My email is kekus at my domain name.



Gee4orce Member IconReview+2

First impressions were not great - the interface is very modal, I wasn't able to drag and drop images out of iPhoto (you have to use the Load command, which is not even in the File menu), the preview loupe is just a blurred enlargement, you can't manually arrange the images - you're just left at the mercy of the automatic alignment.


The results are astounding ! I threw some of my most difficult panorama source images at it and it produced output that's better than I currently have (made with the excellent DoubleTake). You don't need to manually adjust anything, it just works. It takes quite a long time to work it's magic, but I suppose that's because it's doing quite in-depth analysis.

It's a bit unstable (still beta though), and the interface is not Mac like enough - but I would still consider buying this because the results are so good.

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Version 1.3b4
Ozzpot Member IconReview+19

I am a professional Photoshop artist and graphic designer, who just recently got into digital photography after buying a 7.1mp camera to take on vacation with me.

I took many picturesque panoramas using the camera's 'stitch assist' function, but found it hard and time-consuming to stitch them together in photoshop. It took skill and knowledge to acheive the results I did, and decided to check out alternatives.

I found Calico, but wasn't very confident that it could do a good job with such little input from the user. I was wrong. It faultlessly stitched together a 17-shot 360° panorama on the first try. Now I must purchase it t get rid of the watermarks!

This will save me so much time and effort. Awesome software!

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Version 1.2b8
tonygoulding Member IconReview+1

As a beginner just starting with panoramic images, quick successes mean everything in terms of keeping momentum and not losing interest.

After researching the many panorama creation workflows, tools, and applications available, I was about to lose that momentum...then I came across a reference to Calico on the Panoguide forums.

I downloaded the demo, hit LOAD to import 10 images, hit ALIGN, and within a couple of minutes had a stiched panorama. Hitting MAKE and a few minutes later I had a QTVR image I could navigate.

Very impressive. Of course, I might evolve to something more 'pro' at a later stage, but the key point (esp for the beginner) is the simplicity and the excellent results. This has boosted my interest and helped me maintain momentum...I'm on a roll now.

Very impressed.

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Version 1.1

In my enthusiasm, I commented incorrectly.
Calico does NOT generate QTVR; just the JPG panoramic image.

QTVR requires other tools such as CubicConverter.

I stand by my original ratings, however, based on what Calico is designed to do.

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Downloads 16,669
Version Downloads 494
License Shareware
Date 02 Dec 2013
Platform OS X / Intel 32
Price $39.00
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