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AutoStitch  is a fully automatic 2D image stitcher. Capable of stitching full view panoramas without any user input whatsoever, Autostitch is a great new technology for panoramic photography, VR and visualisation applications. This is a solution to stitch any panorama completely automatically, whether 1D (horizontal) or 2D (horizontal and vertical). Autostitch is incredibly simple to use! Just select a set of photos, and Autostitch does the rest: digital photos in, panoramas out.

Compatibility

AutoStitch  is a stand alone program that can be used on Mac and Windows​

Pros

○ Ability to stitch a large amount of photos with one button press
○ Shapes are recognized and replaced in photos rather than blended-ghost images reduced
○ Quick program and small in size
○ Self contained executable – no install
○ Control over filtering.

Cons

You get no control over which points in the photo the program picks when stitching occurs. This isn’t much of a problem, as the algorithm is pretty top notch.
​​For more advanced stitching capabilities, you may wish to try:Autopano Pro

Here’s the quick version of how to create a panorama using AutoStitch:

Take a series of pictures with at least 20-30% overlap. Ideally you’ll do this with the camera in portrait position to allow cropping for removal of the distorted black area’s on the top and bottom of the panorama.

Although AutoStitch has Gain compensation it is best to lock the exposure settings on the camera to avoid differences in exposure or go fully manual to take a series of pictures.​

Copy the pictures to your computer.​

Download AutoStitch here then unzip it. No installation is necessary, just double click the .exe file to launch it.​

Optional: Click “Edit Settings” to change some of the options

For best quality settings use the following:

Output Size : Scale% 100​​

Blending options: Multiband

Blending bands 10

Advanced Options: JPEG Quality 99

Stitching process will be very slow.

For trial runs to verify if the stitching is going to be OK:

Simply reduce the output size and/or JPEG quality

The lower the output size the faster the stitching process will be. ​

Gain Compensation: Selecting gain compensation causes AutoStitch to modify the brightness of the images so that they are consistent with each other. This causes dark images to become brighter and bright images to become darker.

​Click on the “folder” to open the pictures in your series.​

AutoStitch automatically stitches the pictures and gives you a panorama from your series of pictures.​

Some examples of panoramas made using AutoStitch.

collingwood waterfront Sunset At The Marina
collingwood last ice on georgian bay
collingwood Blue Mountain Ice Reflection panorama
colling wood waterfront Panorama After The Storm
collingwood ble mountain village skaters
collingwood blue mountain Intrawest Four Season Resort
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