Hugin
Hugin 2013.0.0
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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
What's New
Version 2013.0.0 (rc1):
  • GUI redesign.
  • Build changed from Carbon to Cocoa.
  • Many other improvements and bug fixes.
  • Access the complete release notes.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.5 or later



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Radiorhaeem reviewed on 14 Sep 2012
You can download a new beta that works with 10.7 and 10.8 at http://panorama.dyndns.org/download.php?id=477 (hugin-mac-2012.0.0_beta1)

Works great!
[Version 2011.2.0]


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Phoney Baloney reviewed on 30 Jun 2012
I realize that this is open source software, but I have to be honest. This is the kind of app that makes you work for the software instead of the other way around.
I was unable to get this to work properly at all, and there are a number of alternatives that do not cost a great deal of money.
[Version 2011.2.0]

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JCH2 replied on 15 Sep 2012
Agreed. Nice idea. Admirable especially as open source. But I'll stick with Moom for a paltry $10, which for some reason isn't popping up on searches around here.

http://manytricks.com/moom/
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Stormchild replied on 05 Jan 2013
JCH2: What does Moom have to do with panorama photo stitching software? Perhaps you posted your comment on the wrong page?
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JCH2 replied on 05 Jan 2013
Stormchild: OOPS! You're probably right.
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Cowicide commented on 25 Oct 2011
Why does Hugin use a package installer? I'd much rather just drag and drop the app(s) into my Applications folder.
[Version 2011.2.0]


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Stormchild commented on 08 Dec 2010
To repeat some good advice given in the release notes, if you've upgraded from a previous version of Hugin and anything isn't working, try clicking the (Load Defaults) button in the preferences window. This resets all settings to the defaults *for the current version*.
[Version 2010.2.0]

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Stormchild replied on 08 Dec 2010
I've also just confirmed: the (Load Defaults) button only resets the settings of the current tab. You have to switch to each tab and click the button to reset that group of settings.

The most important one you're likely to trip up on is the Control Point Detectors settings. If you run into errors when attempting to align some images, try resetting those settings in particular.
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Thanar reviewed on 14 Mar 2010
A few things before you give up on this application, as I almost did:

This is work in project. That said, you shouldn't expect everything to work as it should. There is a learning curve for this app, but once you've mastered even a small (say, around 25%) percentage of the app, then you'll come to realize that this is a professional project after all.

A couple of things to get you started:

You'll have to download a couple of external libraries to make control point detection work, read the manual for more information on the matter.

Even mid-way on the process of stitching, you'll have to make sure all control points are detected correctly, even manually add a few on your own; I had a couple of control points that were detected wrongly in the first place and I was wondering what was wrong for a couple of hours...

Although Hugin gets the work done, it still needs to be greatly updated. The workflow is a bit strange, especially when the images are difficult for the CP detectors and you have to do manual corrections.
[Version 2009.4.0]

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Thanar replied on 14 Mar 2010
ahem... "work in progress" is what I meant to write...
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Roro01 reviewed on 20 Feb 2010
MANY, MANY THANKS!!!

... for all the improvements. This is a perfect panorama stitcher which does the job quickly and efficiently.
[Version 2009.4.0]


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Stormchild commented on 29 Dec 2009
The last two public versions of Hugin I've tried (2009.2 and 2009.4) are broken and completely unusable. They both crash immediately after clicking "Align Images" (the 2nd step after loading images), 100% of the time.

Still sticking with Hugin 0.8.0, the last working version.

If anyone has managed to get the newer versions to work at all, please share what you did to get it working.
[Version 2009.4.0]

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Stormchild commented on 30 Dec 2009
For anyone else having the same problem, a bug has been filed for this problem on the official bug tracker at SourceForge. No resolution yet, but you can get email notifications when new comments are posted if you monitor the bug.

https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&aid=2922846&group_id=77506&atid=550441
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Stormchild commented on 30 Dec 2009
I have found the problem and solution for this issue.

I opened the preferences (in Hugin 2009.4), checked the Control Point Detectors tab, and noticed that the list is empty. The screenshot of this list in the "Read me first (Mac).rtfd" file shows five configurations, and apparently these aren't being loaded as defaults. To make sure this isn't just a problem when upgrading from previous versions, I deleted the "hugin Preferences" file found in "~/Library/Preferences" and relaunched the app. The window sizes and placements and app settings had all returned to defaults, but the Control Point Detectors list was still empty.

Anyway, for now, you can fix the issue by doing the following:

1. Open the preferences and click the Control Point Detectors tab
2. Click "New…"
3. Enter the following:

Description: panomatic

Program: (click "Choose…", then navigate to "~/Library/Application Support/Hugin/Autopano/" and choose "panomatic")

Arguments: -o %o %i

Type: Autopano-SIFT

4. Click "Ok". The configuration you just created should appear in the list, marked as "(Default)". You may want to quit and relaunch Hugin at this point to make sure these settings are saved. The automatic image alignment function should work now.

I got the above settings from the following page, which also lists some of the arguments needed for other configurations…

http://panorama.dyndns.org/index.php?lang=EN&subject=Hugin&texttag=Hugin


Hope this helps!
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Stormchild reviewed on 08 Jul 2009
Takes a bit of time to figure it out, but once you've got it down, Hugin is a powerful front-end for some of the best image alignment/blending tools around.

There are much easier and quicker ways to stitch or blend photos, but the results are usually not as good. For the most part, you can let Hugin figure things out for you. I usually check all the control points between each pair of images, and add a few more if there are any large overlapping sections of image that don't have any (as these areas will tend to have alignment problems).

A tripod is ideal, but not necessary, and whatever you do, don't use a *cheap* tripod. Having owned a couple cheap ones myself, I find they don't sit perfectly level, so you end up with an arc after the images are are all blended, and then you have to crop a lot of it out (or distort the image -- usually not desirable).

Use exposure lock if your camera has it. Hugin can blend different exposures (and does a pretty good job of it, usually), but it's better if it doesn't need to.

I just did this panorama with Hugin this morning:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stormchild/3697663473/
[Version 0.8rc5]


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Roro01 tipped on 07 Dec 2008
The tip provided below by PLANET is tedious and not necessary any more.
1. Create a folder and name it Hugin in /Library/Application Support
2. Create a folder and name it Autopano inside the above folder
3. Copy the file "Autopano-SIFT-C 2.5.huginAutoCP" (provided in the download) into that
Autopano folder
4. Launch the application and go to Preferences>Autopano and ...
A. Under "Select Autopano" choose "Autopano-SIFT (by S. Nowozin)"
B. Ensure the checkbox in front of "Use alternative Autopano-SIFT program" is NOT ticked

Autopano-SIFT is now set up - enjoy using Hugin!!!
[Version 0.7]


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Roro01 commented on 07 Dec 2008
To view panoramic pictures created using Hugin go to: http://s74.photobucket.com/albums/i264/roroefesachad/Panoramic%20Pictures/
[Version 0.7]


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Roro01 had trouble on 14 Jan 2011
Doesn't stitch - error message during stitching. OS 10.6.6
[Version 2010.4.0]


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Stormchild had trouble on 08 Dec 2010
Just ran into a weird issue with Hugin 2010.2. It turns out if you're loading images that have a single quote anywhere in their path, control point detection will always fail, no matter which detector or what settings. Something is not being escaped properly.

E.g., if you're loading images stored in:
/Users/you/Desktop/Friend's Birthday/…

When you click (Align), you'll get errors in the little console window that pops up while control point detection is happening. Unhelpfully, this window appears and disappears so quickly, you can't even read the details. It would be nice if those errors could be written to a log file or something. Very frustrating having the console window immediately vanish when you're trying to see WHAT the damn problem is.

Anyway, just make sure you don't have any single quotes in the path of any images you're loading.
[Version 2010.2.0]


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Roro01 had trouble on 26 Jul 2009
PTBatcherGUI

How can run the batch processor from Hugin?
[Version 0.8]


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Roro01 had trouble on 18 Jul 2009
I'm so disappointed. This version is not compiled.
[Version 0.8]

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Stormchild replied on 25 Jul 2009
Yeah, the standalone build option was not yet working; it's been fixed, and now the download link leads to a precompiled binary.
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Roro01 replied on 26 Jul 2009
Many thanks for letting me know and even more thanks to the developer for precompiling it.
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Roro01 had trouble on 15 Jul 2008
Panorama preview window - Version: 0.6.1

The buttons "show all images", "show none of the images" and the numbered buttons are not working. iMac Intel 10.4.11
[Version 0.7b4]

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Roro01 replied on 07 Sep 2008
Sorry, they work if the button "Auto update" is on.

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Scotty_Beam_Me_Up_Again rated on 05 Apr 2014

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myy'q rated on 14 Sep 2012

[Version 2012.0.0]



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myy'q rated on 25 Jun 2012

[Version 2011.2.0]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Free
Date:02 Jul 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
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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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