When I first got my Canon PowerShot S230, it came with software for stitching panoramas together, made by Canon. The software worked OK for perfectly-shot panoramas, but it didn’t deal well with differing exposure levels, imperfect alignment, etc., and dealt very poorly with bad angles. Nonetheless, I was immediately hooked on making panoramas.
A year ago or so, I found some software called autostitch, which absolutely rules for stitching panoramas together. The downside is, it only runs on Windows. I have a Mac. On Sunday, I went to the autostitch site, and noticed some new links; they’ve licensed their technology to Kekus Digital, who have made Calico … autostitch for Mac OS X! I downloaded it, tried it out, and bought it immediately.
Here are some of the panoramas I’ve stitched together with it:
- Lake Tahoe from the North, Lake Tahoe, CA (24 images)
- Desert scene, Death Valley National Park, CA (29 images)
- Ubehebe Crater, Death Valley National Park, CA (20 images)
- Panamint Valley, CA (22 images)
- San Francisco Bay Area from Skyline Drive, CA (23 images)
- Grand Canyon, AZ (23 images)
- Bryce Canyon, UT (10 images)
- Mt. Ararat, outside of Yerevan, Armenia (6 images)
- Nashville, TN (4 images)
Note that if you click on the image on the gallery pages, you will get the full size version, some of which are up to 30MB. Enjoy!
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