PTGui
PTGui 9.1.9
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Panoramic photo stitching software; Pro version available.   Demo ($109.00)
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PTGui is panoramic photo stitching software. Originally developed as a Graphical User Interface for Panorama Tools (hence the name), PTGui now is a full featured photo stitching application.

Use PTGui to stitch any number of photos into a panoramic image. Some benefits of PTGui, when compared to other stitching software:
  • PTGui can stitch multiple rows of images
  • Create 360 degree cylindrical panoramas, 'flat' partial panoramas and even spherical 360x180 degree panoramas
  • No need to keep the camera level: PTGui can stitch rotated and tilted images
What's New
Version 9.1.9:
  • Panoramas can now be geotagged directly in PTGui: click the Metadata button in the Create Panorama tab to enter a GPS location and orientation. GPS coordinates can be copy/pasted from, for example, Google Maps.
  • PTGui now embeds Google Photo Sphere XMP metadata for all equirectangular panoramas. Together with the new geotagging feature this makes it very easy to publish your spherical panoramas directly to Google Plus, Google Views and Google Maps. You can even create your own Street View.
  • Added keyboard shortcuts for Save as Template, Replace Image and for switching to the main window (for the latter use Ctrl+F for Windows, Command+F for Mac).
  • PTGui Viewer (Publish to Website) now works on Android (requires recent version of Chrome or Firefox).
  • PTGui Viewer now supports true full screen viewing in all modes (WebGL, CSS3D and Flash).
  • Added EXIF sensor size data for new cameras.
  • Fix: possible crash in Detail Viewer when switching to Zoom Mode.
  • Fix: In Publish to Website the field of view could be set to a value higher than 180 degrees, which would give an error message in the viewer.
Version 9.1.9:
  • Panoramas can now be geotagged directly in PTGui: click the Metadata button in the Create Panorama tab to enter a GPS location and orientation. GPS coordinates can be copy/pasted from, for example, Google Maps.
  • PTGui now embeds Google Photo Sphere XMP metadata for all equirectangular panoramas. Together with the new geotagging feature this makes it very easy to more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later







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PTGui User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 9.x:
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Cowicide commented on 24 Jan 2012
As of 01-24-2012, MacUpdate still shows 9.1.2.

MacUpdate, why don't you have a button where we can EASILY inform you when your database is outdated? Been this way a very long time and it's ANNOYING that you have your users jump through hoops just to inform you of an update you've missed.

Anyway... PTGui is up to 9.1.3 and it's been so for over a week..

Version 9.1.3 (16 January 2012)

Fix: out of memory error could occur when saving large jpeg files on 32 bit Windows
Fix: parts of the panorama could be missing in the detail viewer (detail viewer would show transparency checkerboard pattern)
Fix: Area selection in Control Points tab (using Shift dragging) allowed the selection rectangle to be outside the image bounds, resulting in several problems
PTGui can now save JPEG files up to 65500 x 65500 pixels. Previously this was limited to 25000 pixels width and height. Please note that many applications (including Photoshop) cannot read such large jpeg files, claiming that the file is corrupt.
Creating progressive JPEG files is no longer supported
[Version 9.1.2]

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Misha replied on 25 Jan 2012
We're working on improving the ability to communicate with us.

You can always email updates@ and just mention in the subject "[App Name] [Version #] is out" or a similarly simple/clear message. Bonus points if you include the link to the app in the body of the email :) Thanks for your support!
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Richcastillo reviewed on 16 Nov 2010
My review of 2 years ago is still accurate. This is a serious piece of software for the professional. It has been continually and frequently updated over many years. I have been using it for about 4 years. Note that it is not just a GUI for Panorama Tools, although it started out that way. It has its own stitching and blending engines now, but the user may select open source engines as well. That said, I believe one should not disparage a program that is principally a GUI if it makes a complicated tool easier and or faster to use. After all, Mac OSX is at its heart a GUI for Unix and learning new tricks in photography is a lot more productive for me than learning the command line interface for Unix. For the causal user there are cheaper stitching tools and Photoshop itself keeps getting better and better but when you need a high degree of control over the process and results I have found nothing better than this software.
[Version 9.0beta5]


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Martin Hairer reviewed on 22 Aug 2010
You've got to be kidding me... Panorama Tools is a great piece of software: pity that some parasites try to make a quick buck by slamming an amateurish GUI on top of it and charging $100 for that. Hugin gives you a marginally nicer GUI, but has the huge added advantage that you will be able to spend your 100 bucks on a nice restaurant meal....
[Version 9.0beta2]


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Richcastillo reviewed on 01 Dec 2008
I'm a pro shooter and I've been using PTGui for at least a couple of years now. I'm very surprised that there are no reviews of it here, so I am going to pipe in. I love this app! I have seen it mature with many updates. This is a very powerful app with a huge amount of control. The interface is somewhat daunting but worth the effort. Originally, the app was a Graphical User Interface that ran the Panorama Tools engine (hence, the name PTGui) written by professor Helmut Dersch. It has since gained its own engine but can still use professor Dersch's engine.

To be fair, the stitching engine within Photoshop has also matured into a great tool and for many people will be entirely satisfactory without purchasing a 3rd party app such as PTGui. Photoshop's stitching interface works completely automatically and usually does a very good job. However, on the occasion when it doesn't work well, PTGui can get it done. PTGui is also my choice when creating a 180 or 360 degree VR.

Id' write more but I've got to get back to work and make some money.
[Version 8.1b1]


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macsolu commented on 03 Sep 2008
"The download link has expired."

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[Version 8.0]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 03 Sep 2008
Works here...
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Vroller rated on 11 Aug 2013

[Version 9.1.8]



Gjl624 rated on 30 Dec 2010

[Version 9.0.1]



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Madmacmad rated on 03 Dec 2010

[Version 9.0]


Downloads:29,279
Version Downloads:308
Type:Multimedia Design : Image Editing
License:Demo
Date:16 Dec 2013
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $109.00
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PTGui is panoramic photo stitching software. Originally developed as a Graphical User Interface for Panorama Tools (hence the name), PTGui now is a full featured photo stitching application.

Use PTGui to stitch any number of photos into a panoramic image. Some benefits of PTGui, when compared to other stitching software:
  • PTGui can stitch multiple rows of images
  • Create 360 degree cylindrical panoramas, 'flat' partial panoramas and even spherical 360x180 degree panoramas
  • No need to keep the camera level: PTGui can stitch rotated and tilted images
  • Virtually unlimited output size: create Gigapixel panoramas from hundreds of images!
  • Layered output allows full control over the final stitched result
  • PTGui stitches most panoramas fully automatically, but at the same time provides full manual control over every single parameter. This enables stitching of 'difficult' scenes, where other programs fail.
  • Full 16 bit workflow for best image quality
  • And much more...


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