Photo stitching software
Photo stitching is the process of generating (360 degree) panoramic photos with photo stitching software. The original photos can be taken with professional equipment like fisheye lens and digital SLR, or with normal lens. Panoweaver is a professional tool for creating 360 degree panorama.
Photo Stitch Software PanoweaverPanoweaver can stitch any number of photos, both fisheye photos and normal photos to create a panoramic image. For professional photographers, fisheye lens is usually used to get fisheye photos to stitch a full spherical panoramic image. If you are just using a normal digital camera with normal lens, it is also possible to get a beautiful panoramic image with the marvelous Photo Stitching Software Panoweaver.
Before taking photos, first check panorama photography tips and compatible equipment, and then take necessary number of photos by using a pano head.
Stitching Process of Photo Stitching SoftwareBoth Automatic photo stitching and manual photo stitching are supported in the photo stitch software software-Panoweaver. Automatic panorama stitching is applied when there are enough matching points between adjacent photos; when there are not enough matching points, manual photo stitching should be applied to insert matching points manually.
It is recommended to use pano head and tripod to take the photos. If you want to shoot hand held, check these useful tips.
The following photo is taken with Nikon D200 + 17-55mm lens. After calculation, at least 7 photos are needed to stitch a 360 degree panoramic photo. 12 photos are taken so that there is enough overlap between photos in photo stitching process. Import these photos in the latest Photo Stitching Software Panoweaver 8:
After the photo stitching software stitched the photos, we get this panoramic image:
The photo stitching software can stitch ANY photos together. According to lens types which are used to take the photos, we divide photos into two types:
Normal Photo: Shot with a digital camera or cell phone.
Equipment: Nikon D200 + 17-55mm lens
Tips:How to Shoot Normal Photos?
- Its horizontal field of view should reach 75 °at least.
Equipment: Nikon D50 + 10.5 mm lens
Fisheye Photo:There are several types of fisheye photos.
Full circular fisheye photo
Drum fisheye image
What is fisheye photo?
Fisheye photo is usually taken with fisheye lens, and there are three types of fisheye photos that can be stitched into 360*180 spherical panoramas with the Photo Stitching Software Panoweaver.
- Full circular fisheye photo: It has a 180° angle of view in all directions.
- Full frame fisheye photo: It has a 180° angle of view only on the diagonal line.
- Drum fisheye photo: If you attach DSLR with Focal length multiplier>1 to Sigma 8mm f4 EX fisheye lens, the two margins in the final fisheye images will be cut. We call it drum fisheye image derived from its shape.
Tips:How to Shoot Fisheye Photos?
How to use Photo Stitching Software to stitch spherical panoramas?
To create 360*180 degree spherical panoramas, it is recommended to shoot fisheye photos and then stitch with photo stitching software- Panoweaver. Import Source Images into the Photo Stitching Software Panoweaver, select 'Spherical Panorama' in the left Panorama Type panel, then click the upleft 'Stitch"icon to get a perfect 360 degree spherical panorama..
Stitch full frame fisheye photos to panorama:
How to stitch cylindrical panorama?
A cylindrical panoramic photo has 360 degree in the horizontal line, but less than 180 degree in the vertical line.
The following cylindrical panorama is stitched directly by Panoweaver from the 12 digital photos:
Import Source Images into the Photo Stitching Software Panoweaver, select 'Cylindrical Panorama' in the left Panorama Type panel, then click 'Stitch"icon to get a nice stitched photo.
How to stitch HDR panoramas by photo stitching software?
Panoweaver supports HDR panorama stitching. There are two ways to get HDR panorama through this photo stitching software:
- Using bracket exposure to shoot fisheye images.
- Import the image groups into Panoweaver to get panoramas once for all.
- Adjust on the created HDR to get a good-result LDR (normal panoramic image)
- Shoot in RAW mode.
- Import Camera RAW in Panoweaver to stitch panorama.
- Simply stitch the RAW file in Panoweaver to get a nice panorama with appropriate exposure value
Publish stitched panoramic photos directly with the Photo Stitching software
Photo stitching software Panoweaver can export the panoramic image into various players, SWF, Html-based Flash, QuickTime and Java. Click the links to view the panorama image.Flash panorama | QTVR panorama | Java panorama
Photo Stitching Software Editions:
Photo stitching software Panoweaver has two editions, Professional and Standard. Professional and Batch can stitch both fisheye photos and normal photos, while Standard edition can only stitch non-fisheye photos. Check comparison chart for details.
Note: Standard Edition supports only wide-angle/normal photos. View Photo Stitching Software Edition Comparison Chart.