Photoshop’s Limitations with Panoramic Stitching: Use Hugin!

by Miserere

  

On September 15th, 2009 I went to see the Boston Red Sox play the Los Angeles Angels in Fenway Park, Boston. I knew the game would start shortly after sunset and that my seat would look out towards the West, so I planned to take a panoramic photo of the stadium even if I did nothing else that day. The weather cooperated and even provided some clouds to increase the dramatic effect of the sky at sunset. I also snapped the photos when the sky’s brightness was similar to that of the field; this is a short window of opportunity that cannot be missed!

While I had processed the many photos I took during the game, including the 4 individual photos that I wanted to stitch, I hadn’t actually got around to creating the panorama. I tried doing that this evening using Photoshop’s Photomerge function, but it kept complaining about not being able to align one of the images. This had happened to me on a number of occasions with less important panoramas, and I had simply given up, but I was determined to get this panorama to work. Where can I find a good, free panorama stitching tool? I need look no further than this very blog! Peter Zack keeps a list of freeware image editing tools and software that I recommend everyone bookmark. It was there that I found Hugin, a piece of software that serves as a GUI (Graphical User Interface) to the industry standard panorama creating algorithm Panorama Tools, written by German mathematician Prof. Dr. H. Dersch .

I downloaded the latest version, which installed quickly on my Windows XP laptop, and in very little time I had my panorama. And no, it didn’t complain about any images not being aligned. I wasted a lot of time playing around with different perspectives and other parameters, but in the end the default and automatic settings gave the best result by far. Next time I know not to touch anything and simply press GO. Actually…next time (tomorrow) I will redo this panorama using TIFFs instead of JPEGs. I’m sure it will take longer due to the larger file sizes and bit depth, but the end result will be of higher quality.

But even with JPEGs, the panorama looks pretty damn good to me. Please, judge for yourselves (click for larger version). And if you have any favourite panorama tools, let me know in the comments section!

Miserere - Fenway Park panorama

Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox

Related posts:

  1. Free Image and Photo Editing Software Resources
  2. Taking Panoramas to a New Height

If you enjoyed this article and found it useful, please consider buying us a beverage. Better still, support EtL by making your online purchases through our affiliate stores—it costs you nothing extra and we get a small commission from every item.
Note: Links in this article might be to one of our affiliate stores. Purchases made from our affiliates through these links will benefit Enticing the Light at no extra cost to you.


Tags: , , , , , , , ,

  

473 Comments

  1. Learn exactly what it way to be poor. The stream exiting the cave does create a good swimming.You will
    be proven to drive yourself since the cave is heavily protected and rightly so.

  2. After exploring a handful of the blog articles on your website, I
    seriously like your way of blogging. I saved it to my bookmark site
    list and will be checking back soon. Please check out my web site as well
    and tell me your opinion.

  3. Great site you have here but I was wanting to know if you knew of any community forums that
    cover the same topics discussed here? I’d really like to be a part of group where
    I can get advice from other experienced individuals that share the same
    interest. If you have any suggestions, please let
    me know. Thanks a lot!

  4. First off I want to say superb blog! I had a quick question that I’d like to ask if you do not
    mind. I was interested to find out how you center yourself and clear
    your mind prior to writing. I have had trouble clearing my mind in getting my thoughts out
    there. I truly do take pleasure in writing but it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes
    are wasted just trying to figure out how to begin. Any ideas or tips?
    Many thanks!

  5. Alguns desses estudos relataram reduções
    nos níveis de triglicerídeos, em até 32%, e redução dos
    níveis de colesterol total e LDL.

  6. Aw, this was an incredibly nice post. Taking the time and actual
    effort to generate a superb article? but what can I say?
    I hesitate a lot and never manage to get nearly anything done.

  7. Chuyên cung cấp khu đô thị nam 32 tại công ty công ty đầu tư nhà phát giá tốt

  8. Hello to all, for the reason that I am truly keen of reading this webpage’s
    post to be updated on a regular basis. It carries nice stuff.

  9. Why visitors still make use of to read news papers when in this technological world all is
    existing on web?

  10. 糖質制限なしでダイエットができるサプリメントキュートミーがアットコスメで人気になっています。
    炭水化物や甘いものもダイエット中のに食べる事ができるなんて、女子にとって夢のようなダイエットができると言う事で読者モデルにも人気だそうです。
    ダイエット成分も痩身成分で特許取得の本格的なダイエットが出来るサプリなのです。

  11. This tab additionally contains hyperlinks to related occupational data from the Occupational Data Community (NET).

  12. Hi! I really desired to ask should you ever have problems with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and that i ended up being losing many months of perseverance
    because of no backup. Do you possess any methods to protect against hackers?

  13. Although polygraph machines look scientific and measure responses equivalent to sweating
    and elevated pulse rate with exquisite accuracy, they are crude in their conception.

  14. You’re so cool! I do not think I’ve truly read through something
    like that before. So nice to discover another person with
    unique thoughts on this subject matter. Seriously..
    many thanks for starting this up. This site is something that is
    needed on the web, someone with some originality!

  15. Hurrah! At last I got a website from where I know how to genuinely obtain helpful facts regarding my study
    and knowledge.

  16. Simply want to say your article is as amazing. The clarity in your post
    is just cool and that i could suppose you’re a professional in this subject.
    Fine together with your permission let me to clutch your feed
    to stay updated with imminent post. Thank you 1,000,000 and please continue the gratifying work.

  17. This fun to use application allows users to both create and use playlists on their Android device.
    There is a great choice & bound to be something to
    suit everyone. For Android tablet app developers, this
    is one of the most visible (and important differences) between developing for Android and i
    - OS.

  18. huawei gr5 kılıfları

    Thank you, I’ve just been searching for info about this topic for a long time and yours
    is the best I’ve discovered so far. But, what in regards to the conclusion? Are you certain about the source?

  19. And incidentally, it was emotional-thinkers who
    burned people for being ‘witches’ as a result of they did not understand logic or
    rationality.

  20. Quality content is the important to interest the users to visit the web site,
    that’s what this web site is providing.

  21. I am extremely impressed together with your writing talents and
    also with the layout to your weblog. Is thijs a paid subject or did you customize it yourself?
    Either way keep up the nice quality writing, it is rare to see a nice blog like this one
    nowadays..

  22. An intriguing discussion is worth comment. I believe that you ought to write more about
    this subject matter, it may not be a taboo matter but generally people don’t speak about such issues.
    To the next! Best wishes!!

  23. Il sito, come la maggior parte dei siti vittoria incontri,
    nasce con l’idea successo mettere nella contatto attraverso rete,
    donne inoltre uomini il che razza di vogliono disporre
    rapporti sessuali con altre persone.

Leave a Response