For a project I thought of doing last night, I needed to be able to stitch a bunch of photos into a panorama. It’s something I’ve never done before in the digital age. Back when I was still shooting photos on film and processing that film in my own darkroom, panoramas were done the hard way. Now, it’s easy!
I just found Hugin Panorama Creator tonight, and later today, I’ll be posting an example of how it works, as I have to learn it first, but based on what I see already, just launching the software, it’s clear that it’s made to be simple.
Step one of course is to shoot your photos, then you want to import them into Hugin. Start with the Assist tab, 1.Load Images
Next after they load, click on 2.Align to find the alignment points in the photos. I found that installing and using Autopan-sift as the alignment tool, things went pretty smoothly.
So from a series of 5 photographs, here’s a first attempt below. This is one of those software packages that has tons of features, so you’ll want to play with all the settings to find the best for your particular photo set.