PTMac
PTMac
4.1

4.9

PTMac free download for Mac

PTMac4.1

25 July 2006

Create panoramic views.

Overview

PTMac is a simplified front end for creating panoramas using Panorama Tools. The user is taken through the panorama creation process one step at a time hiding the scripting language required by Panorama Tools. While the interface is simplified, the user still has total control over the process giving the most accurate results available. Users can make 360 x 180 degree panoramas, cylindrical and rectilinear panoramas from nearly any lens type including fisheye. Panoramas can be created from single or multiple rows of images. Supported input image formats include TIFF, PICT, JPEG, and PNG. The finished panorama can be saved in any of the input file types plus Quicktime cylindrical and cubic, multi layer Photoshop (one layer per input image) for easy editing in Photoshop and multi-image masked TIFF for editing in MacGimp. Color and brightness differences between the images can be automatically minimized with the check of a box as well as lens distortions common in wide angle lenses. Quicktime cylindrical and cubic panoramas can be made directly in PTMac.

What's new in PTMac

Version 4.1:
  • Bugfix: Double clicking on the warped image thumbnail to open the Panorama Editor no longer re-arranges the images.
  • Bugfix: The "Save" option is enabled after updating the panorama using the numerical transform function and deleting control points via the control points table.

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13 Reviews of PTMac

Isgoed
15 September 2008
Version: 4.1

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Is still PPC. User needs to specify Field Of View. Individual images get fish-eyed-blown in the panorama.
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Tempel
24 September 2009
Version: 4.1
As a Mac user and developer, I find this app's UI horrible. Examples: • A window called "Panorama Editor" gets its title bar stuck under the menu bar. This makes it impossible to drag it anywhere else. • Some scrollbar handles have the wrong size (i.e. always minimum size, not proportional to the amount the window shows), giving a wrong impression of the full size image behind the window. * Scrolling using the mouse's scroll wheel does not work (e.g. in the Source Images view) • When auto-finding control points, it creates some temp files in my original picture's folder. that's simply not the right way to do it (there are official OS-provided temp folders for this kind of business!) - what if that folder is write-protected? • Several annoyances with the Control Points editor: •• The list does not show a vertial scroll bar when it should. •• When selecting one point in the list, the actual points in the two pics are not shown in the zoomed views, making it hard to verify the points. Plus, there seems to be no way to hide the colored markers, making it again hard to verify the points. Functionally, I am sure that this app is doing a good job. But the UI is a pain in many aspects. I'll keep looking for an app with a better working UI.
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Isgoed
15 September 2008
Version: 4.1
Is still PPC. User needs to specify Field Of View. Individual images get fish-eyed-blown in the panorama.
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Brettd
23 March 2006
Version: 4.0v74
Hugin OSX provides more functionality, and it is free; for example, you can feed it a set of images and have autosift create control points for you automatically...and there is a preview window. You have to install mono (warning- the intel-native build is missing libraries) if you want to use autopano...and you need to run the included applescripts to "package" autopano (and enblend, which is highly recommended) into hugin.
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Phip
15 March 2006
Version: 4.0v73
Just wanted to add a few stars. Impressive App.
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4.75
Iamdorian
12 February 2006
Version: 4.0v69
Works now. Certainly for the more dedicated tweeker. There ar emany programs out there that are easier to operate, but few as thorough, powerful and inexensive. Need spherical 180º FE lens conversions, this is for you.
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Anonymous
25 October 2005
Version: 3.1 v60
PTMac is for sure the best application to make panorama images/movies on the Mac platform. I have been using it for a long time now and there are no other tools for me. I have made a workflow document. Visit: www.longfingers.com/download/workflow.html
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Anonymous
22 May 2005
Version: 3.0v55
Download > start > unexpected quit > delete > forget it
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2.75
Iamdorian
28 December 2004
Version: 2.1 (v38)
Same experience...quits before it can bring up more than the "trial period expired" window (OSX v10.3.6). I had originally installed it many months ago, in order to try it, and never did. Tried throwing out any PTMac files I could find to get it to boot, to no avail. The RealViz 3.52 Stitcher version I bought only 7 months ago (and also never used) is not working properly under OSX 10.3.6 (let alone 10.3.7). Upgrading Stitcher - just to get it to work - would cost $200. So I thought perhaps I could gove this a shot. However, I am reticent to shell out $50 to see if this version of the PTMac program works with Panther 10.3.7. Time to patch up a new version people. One of the most stable of the (QT)VR programs was VR Worx (older v.2.1), but it didn't do conversions from already stitched wid format files. SIGH:::VR should be easier than it is...
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reviewer
09 September 2004
Version: 2.1 (v38)
This program didn't work for me, its really cryptic trying to figure out what to do and many things are decidedly non-obvious, for example the Panoram Editor sometimes shows one image, sometimes multiple - without changing any controls. Most of these I figured out, but the Control Point adder just plain doesn't work, it always gets the point on the second image as some small integer like 0,1 or 2,0
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Anonymous
15 July 2004
Version: 2.0v34b
Anonymous cut off the sentence. I said PTMac is the only front end for creating panoramas **using the powerful GPL licensed Panorama Tools package**. The Canon Photostitch program does not use PanoTools.
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Anonymous
22 June 2004
Version: 2.0v33b
Also Realviz Stitcher & Stitcher EZ, LM Stitch, Panoweaver, etc.
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Joshua
02 June 2004
Version: 2.0v33b
Couldn´t test it, as it quits right after starting on my iBook with 10.3.4.
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Peter-Valencia
26 July 2003
Version: v13
From Kekus.com: "PTMac is the only Macintosh front end for creating panoramas." Actually, there's PhotoStitch, by Canon.. I felt I needed to correct you.
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$59.00

4.9

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.1.5 or later
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