Autopano Pro
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Autopano Pro is the most spectacular breakthrough in automated picture stitching in recent years.

First software to automatically detect pictures belonging to a panorama, First software to perform HDR stitching, First software to really correct color and exposure variations between source images.

But that's not all! Autopano Pro is incredibly fast. It will take your workflow and productivity to new heights. Autopano Pro is extremely efficient, even in the most difficult cases. And you can at anytime take
What's New
Version 3.5:

New Detection and validation engine

  • Automatic detection settings. To raise the quality, we decided to make some decision automatic rather than manual as before. For example, on quality detection. In v3.0, the quality of detection was a user decision, but now, it is automatic ( or still manual if you decide it ). The automatic mode is better as according to the number of images, focal, exif or not, we can decide for you the right setting for the best result. You should not have to care about these settings anymore. If you still want to manipulate them, just go ahead, there are still there, but the default mode is now automatic.
  • Ransac improvements. This algorithm validates control points on images. It has been improved with new models so that the control points produced are now more widely spread over the overlapping zone. The whole system has also been improved to get more and better control points.
  • Multiple lens type stitching. We improved the way to detect and validate control points in several cases. And now, it even works when mixing several lens types ( fisheye with rectilinear ). This is a new an unique feature that has never been seen before.
New Optimizer Engine
  • Lines should be aligned. The whole system has been rebuild to be faster while being more accurate. The main goal was to get you the perfect stitch automatically. It forced us to study several topics like optimizer convergence, lens distortion estimation, focal estimation, sensor and lens alignment, viewpoint correction, etc. The whole optimizer has been fine-tunned to get you that goal in most cases. You should see that with your own images if you render them at 100%. If not perfectly aligned, then there is a reason behind. We found out that several cases we had that we believe were perfectly shoot were not. This new version highlights nicely any small parallax issue in the editor. But thanks to anti-ghost rendering engine, you cannot see them in the produced panorama.
  • RMS values. This value is the standard way to measure if a panorama is well stitched or not. Or you'll probably see that values of RMS in version 3.5 haven't really changed whereas the quality has increased a lot ( if you compare visually both 100% rendering from 3.0 and 3.5 ). This is normal as we changed the way RMS is measured. So RMS=4.0 in version 3.5 is better than in version 3.0. Nevertheless, there are quite comparable, but if you found higher RMS panoramas now, don't assume the panorama is worth. Most of the time it is better.
  • Control point location. As this version also have a new detection engine, the optimizer has been improved so there are more control point at the end and on the whole overlapping zone. It is important to keep that aspect of full coverage of the overlapping zone. It is only this way that you get the best stitch. If you compare control point location between 3.0 and 3.5, you'll see that in the overlapping zones, the area covered by all control points is far larger in 3.5.
  • Viewpoint correction. This feature has always been a good feature in Autopano Giga. But we lacked the way to enable it only on some images and not on all of them. This has been done and it is easily accessible through a right click on an image, enable viewpoint correction on that image. This is nice to patch quickly the nadir using oblique shooting.
  • 1000mm focal length tip. You have a flat scanner and a big document. Several scans that you need to stitch together. In the 3.0 version, the tip was to set focal length to a high value (1000mm). It is not needed anymore. This case works automatically now.
  • Parallax error handling. As everything has evolved in the engine, the response of autopano v3.5 in presence of big parallax error cases is different. It tends now to behave more robustly according to common sense: align objects that are far nicely but because of that, it raises parallax errors in near objects. With previous version, it was more balanced, some parallax issues far away and some parallax issues on close objects. We don't know if it is better or not yet. Feedback is welcomed on that aspect.
Papywizard / VRDrive2 new engine
  • Depending on the robotized head you were using, we found out that the XML recorded and the ground trust was a bit different for the pitch value. If we respect the pitch value of orphan images, it is not enough to have a regular grid. We found a new algorithm to have a perfect grid while trying to respect the XML value. The results are better this way and globally, the orphan images management is just really better.
  • Gigapixels are often done using robotized heads. The issue with such giant images is the fact that you have a lot of blue images and sometimes, our detector is too good and finds between these images some links which happen to be dust on the lens ( Yes, we can detect that :) ). When using papywizard import, we are now more resilient to dust and it should not happen anymore.
  • Both Papywizard and VRDrive2 benefit from the new advances in the import wizard. Of course, the new optimizer also helps a lot to get better results as the optic parameters are calculated better too.
Miscellaneous
  • ISO cutting mode. In autopano 3.0, you have the anti-ghost algorithm that finds for you the right zones where to cut between images. This algorithm works by analysing the content so that you don't have any ghost in produced panorama. This mode is still here and it has been renamed "smart". With the new engine, you also have a second cutting mode called ISO. This mode doesn't analyses content anymore. The cutting zone is fully determined by 2 aspects : It tries to keep pixels which are close to centre of images. It tries to keep pixel around green pins and remove pixels around red pins. If you compare that mode with a real masking solution, it is really the same but automatic according to pins. If you have banding issue in the sky with the smart mode, try this one, it will be better while keeping a sharp output. Note: this mode is really efficient when you need to stitch video and that was the main goal for developing it. Nevertheless, it appears to be really nice on image also and not only for video.
  • GPano XMP support. Yes, we support these metadata's now in the generated panorama as soon as you have an image format that supports XMP ( jpeg or tiff currently). We support orientation and field of view for full or partial panoramas.
  • Fisheye projection mode. A new projection is available in the projection modes. It is a pure fisheye projection on which you can adjust the field of view. It is nice to have to generate fisheye image that can be stitched again.
  • .pano format in full XML. The project file has evolved a lot during the engine revamp and we now have a full XML file format which is more easy to manage over version release. So you won't be able to reopen 3.5 .pano file with older version. If you need to do that, we added a 'save as old .pano' export so you can convert this .pano XML format to an old one. Of course, some aspects cannot be transfered like many parts in the optimizer settings which are totally new.
Fixes since 3.5.0 RC1
  • 0002984: [Image I/O] Updated cameras.txt and lensid.txt
  • 0003166: [translation] French translation check
  • 0003390: [Image I/O] lensModel of ImageDef not read from .pano

Version 3.5:

New Detection and validation engine

  • Automatic detection settings. To raise the quality, we decided to make some decision automatic rather than manual as before. For example, on quality detection. In v3.0, the quality of detection was a user decision, but now, it is automatic ( or still manual if you decide it ). The automatic mode is more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.7.5 or later



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Autopano Pro User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Hervé 5 reviewed on 09 Feb 2014
Incredibly efficient while still simple to use.
Indeed, some months ago I spent quite a time trying everything around, but within a lower price range: I converged to PanoEdit and bought it in spite of its lock to apple store.
Then, I pushed it with less-than-perfect series of photos (among which various taken handheld, with different focals…) and of course it failed, also creating ghosts in difficult cases (say, a beach, waves not being at the same places between two shots).

Then I gave AutoPano a try, on the demo version.
Everything worked perfectly, including in these old cases where you won't ever go back to that location and hadn't the tripod and failed it all.

Autopano is a lifesaver, and I must say some of its extra features ("little planet" views…) are very worth too.

So yes it's costly, and indeed in the beginning I myself thought with so many contenders five times cheaper there was just no reason even to try it.
Well. Try it by yourself, you'll see. To me, a lifesaver. And fun to use with that.
[Version 3.5]


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Bigboysdad reviewed on 13 Jan 2013
One of the greatest most slept on apps out there.

One of the greatest because this developer produces hands down the best professional yet uncomplicated panoramic software there is on any platform.

One of the most slept on because version 3 has been out for some time now, yet even Macupdate doesn’t seem to be anywhere being aware of this. It really bemuses me how most people don’t even know this software exists.

Honestly, if you have any interest in developing pictures, you’re missing out by not having this and I say this as someone who has version 2 and is eagerly downloading version 3 from the developer’s website.
[Version 2.6.4]


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M-Rick reviewed on 01 May 2011
Probably the best professional panorama maker. And an affordable price who needs to do this kind of work.

Easy to use and powerful.
[Version 2.5.2]

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Hanspoot replied on 22 Feb 2012
Kolor needs some more support here, therefor this comment. It is not a steep price after you were willing to spend +- €1.000,- on a good panorama-head. AutoPano is for a niche market and simply the best. I'd go so far to rate version 2.7 even 5 stars and it's not even issued yet! That's how good it is... (and no, I'm not a shareholder)
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Bigboysdad reviewed on 19 Feb 2011
If you're looking for the best most powerful stitching software on any platform, this is it.

The reason for this post in addition to the one below is that the software has been updated to version 2.5 - see developer's website - which improves it in every respect. In fact, it is excellent, not only with the stitching but with the multitude of options post processing on the completed image. Very very impressed.
[Version 2.0.5]


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Bigboysdad reviewed on 26 Jan 2011
This isn't some shiny looking app that looks in place on the iPad. It does however, do what it's supposed to do and that'll do me. And it does it very well, simply, efficiently and better than the cheaper alternatives. It didn't freeze my 4 year old MBP in the process and the stitching and output generally has been perfect. It IS expensive and whether you decide to pay for it depends on the extent to which you're really going to do panoramic pictures. In any event, be assured, this software does work.
[Version 2.0.5]


burypromote
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Me2 commented on 19 Sep 2009
Comment only. Haven't tried it out but would love too.
But, $145???? Has anyone noticed the American economy lately
doesn't cater to that? Or, did I miss something.
I really would like to use it... sorry!
[Version 2.0.4]

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burypromote

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Hct replied on 13 Dec 2009
I just looked, and AutoPano Pro is at vers. 2.0.6 and costs 99$ on their website.
burypromote

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Hct replied on 13 Dec 2009
Sorry, my mistake: it's 99 Euro, it's a french company
burypromote
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Adrian replied on 30 Apr 2011
I've been using DoubleTake for a few years now, take a look at it, it's excellent.
burypromote

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isgoed commented on 15 Sep 2008
Might work, but is $145... quite expensive, cannot save in demo
[Version 1.4.2]


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+44

Patoche reviewed on 02 Aug 2008
Best soft for this work...love it !
I own Stitcher Unlimited and The VR Worx, but they are not as good as Autopano to detect the pictures and stitch them. ( even for pano made handheld)
with the pano made by Autopano, I use The VR worx in the end to make the QTVR, or Stitcher...
But again to stitch there is not easyer and accurate than autopano.
Have a test drive, you will be very very happy.
[Version 1.4.2]


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DRAW commented on 18 Nov 2007
Not compatible with Leopard?!

Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGBUS)
Exception Codes: KERN_PROTECTION_FAILURE at 0x0000000000000000
Crashed Thread: 0
[Version 1.3]


burypromote

+20

Aikousha reviewed on 22 Aug 2007
Samples show good results, however....
I tossed 4 projects which I am currently working on at it, and the process, in all the different set-ups I gave it, failed miserably. Completely unacceptable results. On top of that, the interface is gawd-awful.

I gave it a 1x2 and 2x2 photographic and a 1x3 and 2x2 multipage scan.
The 2x2 photo of a steppe-villatge was hilarious, as it put 3 of the shots exactly on top of each other and fish-eyed them, and put the lower-right image immediately to the right of the stack. Awful.
The 2x2 multipage scan turned into something resembling a doily (or mirrored cylinder art), arranged 1x4.
And the very simple 2 image photo with 1/3 overlap, it couldn't even put together, just saying it couldn't find a panorama.

This has got a very long way to go for anything I could actually use. In the time it took to fail with the two shot photo, I could have stitched it in photoshop, with only the central distortion requiring a correction.
I could use a tool to do this with my hundreds of multi-page scans that I deal with on many projects, but it actually has to work... And my scans don't have typical lens, focus, and dof distortions... These should be easy to deal with. (And how about a switch turning OFF all features that require JFIF information, as not everybody just plugs their camera in and drops the photos immediately into a stitcher.)

Some people might get results with this, and other reviews seems to support this, but I'm certainly not getting good results, and I believe that allowing the user to pre-set-up relative positions, sizes, and co-incidence points would give the program a better chance to select proper stiitch points.
[Version 1.3]


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Jason.d rated on 16 Jul 2011

[Version 2.5.2]


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Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Demo
Date:03 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $136.30
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Autopano Pro is the most spectacular breakthrough in automated picture stitching in recent years.

First software to automatically detect pictures belonging to a panorama, First software to perform HDR stitching, First software to really correct color and exposure variations between source images.

But that's not all! Autopano Pro is incredibly fast. It will take your workflow and productivity to new heights. Autopano Pro is extremely efficient, even in the most difficult cases. And you can at anytime take over on all the software automations to achieve perfect results. Put it to the test!


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