Oct 18, 2005

Panorama Factory version 4.0 released

Panorama Factory software from Smoky City Design, LLC is a panoramic stitching program for Windows. It creates high-quality panoramas from a set of overlapping digital images. The Panorama Factory transforms (warps) the images so that they can be joined seamlessly into panoramas whose fields of view can range up to 360 degrees. The Panorama Factory creates images that rival those made by rotational and swing-lens panoramic cameras. Not only can The Panorama Factory facilitate creation of immersive VR worlds, it also provides features for the fine-art panoramic photographer who wishes to work from ordinary 35mm images or images captured with a digital camera.

Version 4.0 has just been released and you can downlod a trial here.

What's new in V4.0?

V4.0 adds many new features and improvements. The most exciting new developments in V4.0 are:
* Image quality has been improved significantly. Images are sharper and fine tuning is more accurate.
* Semi-automatic and manual stitching methods make it possible to stitch images with camera rotation or tilt. V4.0 produces excellent results even with hand-held photographs where the camera rotation is different for each photo.
* A perspective correction option makes it possible to create images where straight lines are preserved.
* New controls are available for initial view and automatic rotation in VR viewers.
* You can save your panorama to layered Photoshop PSD format.
* The Wizard can be started on a set of selected thumbnails and/or restarted on a previously stitched panorama.
* You can disable automatic blending when you edit the boundaries of overlap regionsto save time when you are editing many overlap boundaries.