Calico
Calico 2.2
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Automatic multi-row image stitcher (beta).   Shareware ($39.00)
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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...
What's New
Version 2.2:

Changes:
  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks compatibility. This required removing the iPhoto browser in order to comply with sandboxing rules in Mavericks.
Notes:
  • 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 download the new version.
  • If you are upgrading from Calico 1.x, contact me for a new key. If you purchased Calico prior to August 2009 or the output will be watermarked.
Version 2.2:

Changes:
  • OS X 10.9 Mavericks compatibility. This required removing the iPhoto browser in order to comply with sandboxing rules in Mavericks.
Notes:
  • 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 more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later





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Calico User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 2.x:
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Overall:
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+9

Martin Hairer reviewed on 22 Aug 2010
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.
[Version 1.7]


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+2

+8

Firemin reviewed on 29 Oct 2009
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 : )
[Version 1.5]


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-1

isgoed reviewed on 15 Sep 2008
Make, Align & Make buttons don't work. No user cofiguration at all. Just 1 button
[Version 1.4]


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+25

kedos reviewed on 14 Dec 2007
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 dragdrop or iphoto integration!
[Version 1.4]


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+451

Corpsecorps reviewed on 20 Aug 2007
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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]


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+1

+10

Jimge reviewed on 02 May 2007
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.
[Version 1.3]


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+1

-1

Gee4orce reviewed on 20 Dec 2006
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.

But...

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.
[Version 1.3b4]


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+15

Ozzpot reviewed on 02 Jul 2006
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!
[Version 1.2b8]


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+1

tonygoulding reviewed on 14 May 2006
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.
[Version 1.1]

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+1
tonygoulding replied on 14 May 2006
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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+3

DRAW reviewed on 26 Feb 2006
5 stars compared with all other stitchers...
[Version 0.7]


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PuissanceMac had trouble on 20 Dec 2006
Hello,
i still get hilarious result with 1.3
version 1.1 work well !
[Version 1.3b4]

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OhMy (developer) replied on 20 Dec 2006
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.

Thanks,

Kevin
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Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Shareware
Date:02 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $39.00
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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 users may need to Control + Click then select download link in order to download.

Note: The developer writes: "On 1 January 2012 Kekus stopped selling Calico and LensFix in order to care for a family member. As my care for my family member will continue into the foreseeable future, I suspended my license for the SIFT patent. My by agreement with the University of British Columbia, I will no longer distribute the SIFT-based Calico. This does not mean that your licensed version will expire. It will continue to function. However, be sure to backup your copy!

As a service to my customers, [above] is a link to the latest version which I find to work on OS 10.6.8 through 10.9.


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