Autopano Features

An intuitive interface

Autopano’s interface has been designed to ease the work and make it pleasant. Dark gray predominates and highlights the colors of your images like never before. All the tools have common ergonomics.
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Autopano Features Strong Algorithms

The best image stitching technology in the world

Behind Autopano, advanced algorithms…

Behind Autopano’s simplicity and ease of use lurks a stitching engine based on advanced algorithms. The image stitching technology (SIFT) included in Autopano was developed as part of a research project at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada). It has been mathematically proven to be the best technology in the world at recognizing similarities between images.
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New color correction engine

Prevents vignetting effect

The phenomenon happens sometimes with big panoramas, especially in blue sky or star filled sky. Autopano 4 includes a new color correction engine that prevents this vignetting effect. Thank to this new correction engine, your panorama is simply perfect straight from the box.

Fast(er) editor

Reduces drastically the time needed to open the editor for huge panoramas

Any gigapixels creators here? You are going to love this new feature! The fast editor simply reduces drastically the time needed to open the editor, it’s not even comparable especially for huge panoramas, Gigapixels for instance. How much faster is it? Have a look at the video.
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Real-time panorama editor

A brand new experience with the pixel-accurate feature

It’s becoming a real joy using the panorama editor of Autopano. All the tools can be applied in real-time at a pixel-accurate precision. Zoom in and check the minor details of your panorama. Add control points and see right away the stitching quality at 100%. Move the panorama, move the individual photos, make any adjustment… everything is straightforward and surprisingly quick.
Autopano Features Anti-Ghost v4 with seams

Simple and efficient Mask tool

Green to keep and red to discard

APG ONLY The Mask tool lets you choose, in the overlapping areas, what you want to keep or discard in your panorama. No need to paint over the entire person or object: just place one or two targets on it and Autopano Giga will recognize the whole shape. Get an instant result with the Preview mode.
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Autopano Features before Anti-Ghost
Before
There are multiple bike riders on the images of this panorama. We only want to keep the yellow bike rider.
Autopano Features Anti-Ghost v4 with seams
Adding targets
Seams visual feedback: The visualization of the seams really helps understand overlapping / moving objects better. It really helps you choose which moving objects you want to keep and the ones you want to erase.
Autopano Features after Anti-Ghost
After
This is the result, only the yellow bike rider was kept. Only few seconds were necessary to achieve this.

Multiple points of view support

Stitching together aerial photos has never been easier

APG ONLY In a notable innovation, the management of multiple viewpoints allows you to assemble multiple images that were not taken from the same perspective. Aerial photos or pictures taken in parallel or linear mode can now be stitched together. This also allows greater tolerance of photos taken freehand.
Autopano Features Multiple Viewpoints
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Input File Formats
Autopano supports over 400 input file formats, including the RAW output from almost all cameras.
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Export File Formats
Autopano allows you to generate your panoramas in JPG, PNG, TIFF, PSD / PSB, HDR, EXR and KRO, in 8 bit, 16 bit or 32 bit, depending on the format.
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Pre-Stitching Plugins
Neutralhazer Light to remove the haze from landscape photos, batch processing of images by third-party software and the Adobe® Lens Profile plugin.
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360° x 180° Panoramas
Autopano can assemble images taken with a fisheye lens. You can create 360 x 180° panoramas with a minimum of images.

Complete List of Features

An intuitive interface

Autopano interface has been designed to ease the work and make it pleasant. Dark gray predominates and highlights the colors of your images like never before. All the tools have common ergonomics.

Multi-platform, multi-lingual

Autopano runs on Windows, Mac and Linux. It is available in 12 languages including English, German, French, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese and Turkish.

APG ONLY Saving the workspace

Autopano Giga allows you to save your workspace to quickly locate all current projects the next time you open the software.

APG ONLY Customizable interface

Autopano Panorama Editor interface
The Autopano Giga interface is customizable. You can enable or disable certain components, move them or even make them into independent windows. You can also choose a lighter skin for the windows.

The best image stitching technology in the world

Autopano Features Strong Algorithms
Behind Autopano simplicity and ease of use lurks a stitching engine based on advanced algorithms. The image stitching technology (SIFT) included in Autopano was developed as part of a research project at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver (Canada). It has been mathematically proven to be the best technology in the world at recognizing similarities between images.

Auto correction of moving objects

Autopano Features Anti-Ghost
During shooting, it often happens that people or objects move. In this case, a typical blend of images creates ghosting (transparent artifacts) in the overlap zone. Autopano includes an anti-ghost blender applicable even on gigapixel images. A world first.

Simple and efficient Mask tool: just place green targets on what to keep or red targets on what to discard

Autopano Features Anti-Ghost v4 with seams
APG ONLY Take control over the automatic anti-ghost tool of Autopano Giga: the brand new Mask tool lets you choose, in the overlapping areas, what you want to keep or discard in your panorama. No need to paint over the entire person or object: just place one or two targets on it and Autopano Giga will recognize the whole shape. And with the Preview mode described above, get an instant result of what your panorama will look like after the rendering depending on the different constraints you added.
APG ONLY Seams visual feedback: The visualization of the seams really helps understand overlapping / moving objects better. It really helps you choose which moving objects you want to keep and the ones you want to erase.

Analysis and automatic classification of a batch of images

Autopano Features Group View
Do you have a folder or a memory card full of photos? Launch detection on all images; Autopano groups together only those images that make up panoramas and ignores all irrelevant images. No need to specify the order of images in each view: Autopano will find them by itself. The detection power of Autopano is much better than the human eye, so the software can find relationships that you might have missed visually.

Manual editor of control points

Autopano-Features Control Point Editor
For difficult image stitchings, Autopano previously offered a control points editor to force the software to add links in user-defined areas. Version 3.5 goes further by allowing point-by-point manual addition of links between adjacent images. There is no reason to miss a stitching, however complex.

Stitching together aerial photos or shot from multiple points of view

Autopano Features Multiple Viewpoints
APG ONLY In a notable innovation, the management of multiple viewpoints allows you to assemble multiple images that were not taken from the same perspective. Aerial photos or pictures taken in parallel or linear mode can now be stitched together. This also allows greater tolerance of photos taken freehand.

RAW Support

Autopano Giga supports over 400 input file formats, including the RAW output from almost all cameras.

Multidirectional detection

The shooting of landscape panoramas may take place along one or more lines, one or more columns, vertically, horizontally, diagonally, macro, telephoto, leaning… all on a tripod or even freehand.

Support of fisheye lenses

Autopano Giga can assemble images taken with a fisheye lens. You can create 360 x 180° panoramas with a minimum of images.

Prevents vignetting effect

The phenomenon happens sometimes with big panoramas, especially in blue sky or star filled sky. Autopano 4 includes a new color correction engine that prevents this vignetting effect. Thank to this new correction engine, your panorama is simply perfect straight from the box.
Hover the panorama on the left to see the difference.

Automatic color and exposure correction

Autopano Features Color Correction
Autopano is the only image stitching software to perfectly resolve the color and exposure equation. Joins between adjacent images are flawless, both in color balance and in exposure. Make your shots as you see fit, even in automatic mode: the software will take care to match your images. Even better: you can choose a reference image that will give its color temperature the others, and even adjust the color and exposure correction image by image.

Neutralhazer Light anti-haze filter

Autopano Features Neutralhazer
APG ONLY Finally get rid of the haze that can ruin some of your landscape panoramas. Autopano Giga provides a powerful tool that removes the whiteout of your photos: a function based on the latest scientific image research. Specifically, the software analyzes the images pixel by pixel and shows the color of each pixel according to its depth in the image. To go even further, discover the Neutralhazer filter for Photoshop (option).

Programmable exposure fusion

Autopano Features Fusion Blending
APG ONLY Exposure fusion allows the blending of bracketed images, keeping the best colors for each exposure. This increases the color dynamics and creates a balanced panorama, very close to reality. Example: If you photograph a room from inside, the window giving to the outside may appear completely white, completely overexposed, or conversely, the interior may be dark but the exterior will be visible. Exposure fusion of multiple photos allows you to keep both interior and exterior colors, to get a balanced and natural image, closer to what you see with the naked eye. Autopano Giga enables exposure fusion and provides settings for adjusting the fusion and the strength of dark and light tones.

Generating HDR images

Autopano Features Group Bracket Stacks
Not to be confused with the concept of exposure fusion, the HDR (High Dynamic Range) output also augments the color dynamic range from bracketed images, but in a color space not viewable on standard screens. HDR export is useful for post-treatment in a dedicated software program. Autopano has two HDR export formats: .hdr and .exr. If you only need to maintain the best color for each exposure for display on screen or print, opt for exposure fusion function.

Little-Planet or Spherical? Choose between 10 projections the one that best suits your image

Autopano Features Projections
Autopano offers new projections for your panoramas, including Little-Planet, Panini, Hammer, Mirror Ball, Orthographic and more. Choose the projection in a single click, adjust your image with the Panorama Move option and have a real-time preview of the final result. If you want to make a 360° panorama, you can choose the cylindrical or spherical projection. If you have a panorama that includes architectural monuments, you might prefer to retain the rectilinear projection, which will preserve their straight lines. You can also create original panoramas with projections like Little-Planet or Mirror Ball. Not sure of what projection to choose? Autopano can automatically select the most suitable projection for your panorama.

Support of Adobe® Lens Profile calibration parameters

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APG ONLY Autopano Giga supports Adobe ® Lens Profile calibration profiles. This allows you to automatically correct distortions, chromatic aberrations and vignetting, depending on your lens model. You can download the calibration profile for your lens with Adobe® Lens Profile downloader, or create your own calibration profile in Adobe® Lens Profile Creator and then import it into Autopano Giga.

Easy straightening of panoramas

Autopano Features Straighten
Autopano integrates several tools to help you adjust the alignment of your panorama. The most talked about tool is probably the vertical lines tool: draw a line on what should be vertical (monument, tree, pillar…) and realignment is automatic. You can also manipulate the panorama with your mouse to visually adjust the horizon or effect a rotation.

Easy straightening of panoramas

Autopano Features Auto Crop
Autopano can crop your panoramas automatically, preserving the maximum image surface. You can also manually reframe your panoramas, whether free hand or by applying a ratio (e.g. 3:1). A button also allows you to retain the entire sphere (360° x 180°).

Auto horizon

No more bent or leaning panoramas. Autopano automatically presents you with a horizontally adjusted panorama. You can also adjust it manually as you see fit.

Digital transformation

To adjust the geometry as accurately as possible, use the pitch, yaw and roll tools to shift the view, or rotate to a thousandth of a degree.

Real time modifications

All geometric tools take advantage of the real-time panorama editor. You can see immediately the result of your modifications. Editing a panorama becomes a real pleasure.

Preview mode: Your rendering, before even rendering it

Autopano Features Preview Mode
You enjoy the many settings and adjustments you can make in Autopano’s panorama editor. As you are meticulous, you like to render your panorama after each operation just to check if everything is right. The new Preview mode is made for you: activate it and get an exact preview of your final rendered panorama, either entirely or for a smaller zone. All algorithms are applied, including the exposure fusion, the automatic anti-ghost and the new, incredible Mask tool.

Stitching presets

Autopano Features Blending Presets
The final assembly of your panorama implements various settings and algorithms according to the type of your panorama and the desired color correction. To make the choice easier, Autopano offers pre-configured stitching profiles. For example, simply select “Anti-ghost” so that all settings adapt to a panorama in which objects have moved. Of course, you can also make all the settings manually, as with all Autopano automation.

Export to multi-layer PSD

Autopano Features PSD Export
Autopano can of course generate your panoramas in JPG or PNG, for example, but can also export to PSD, PSB or TIFF files, including layers. This creates a document containing both the stitched panorama and the individual images, so you can make any edits you want in Photoshop®.

Batch rendering manager

Autopano Features Batch Rendering
To save you time, Autopano incorporates a batch-rendering manager. You can prepare several panoramas, place them in the queue and then run all renders. You can then go away and come back later to find all the panoramas generated.

Multiple export formats

Autopano allows you to generate your panoramas in JPG, PNG, TIFF, PSD / PSB, HDR, EXR and KRO, in 8 bit, 16 bit or 32 bit, depending on the format.

Group export

If you have sorted the images that make up your panorama according to a particular criterion (e.g. opening, bracket…), you can choose to generate one file per group.

Naming schemes

To ease the task of naming a large number of panoramas, you can choose your own naming scheme that will apply to all panoramas generated by choosing your own criteria (number of images assembled, name of the first image, incremental number…).

Pre-stitching plugins

Autopano Features Plugins
APG ONLY Autopano Giga supports the use of plugins, enabling you to apply additional processes to your images. There are currently three plug-ins: Neutralhazer Light to remove the haze from landscape photos, the batch processing of images by third-party software and the Adobe® Lens Profile plugin, which supports calibration files. The plugins library is naturally meant to expand to offer useful tools to process your images before the stitching.

Support for motorized panoramic heads

Autopano Features Gigapan Import
Autopano supports motorized panoramic heads, including Panogear, GigaPan, Merlin / Orion, Clauss Rodeon and Seitz VR Drive II (read the Seitz-Kolor partnership announcement). This module allows you to import images and logs from your motorized panoramic head sessions; the stitching is faster and more reliable, even for panoramas composed of hundreds or thousands of images.
APG ONLY Panogear, GigaPan, Merlin / Orion, Clauss Rodeon and Seitz VR Drive II (read the Seitz-Kolor partnership announcement).
APP ONLY Panogear, GigaPan, Merlin / Orion.

Creation of qualified image layers

Autopano Features Editor Group View
In the panorama editor, you can classify the different images that make up your panorama according to several different criteria: aperture, bracket, speed, focal distance… You can also classify them according to your own criteria. You will be able to create layers according to the chosen criterion and thus to separate the parts of the panorama to export them individually and provide greater editing freedom.

Send your images from Picasa, Bridge and Lightroom to Autopano

Autopano Features Export
Autopano comes with 4 plugins that you can install if you have one of these third-party applications: Picasa, Bridge and Lightroom. These plugins let you export a group of images from your favorite photo management application to Autopano. The modifications you may have done in these applications on your photos are automatically conserved during the export process.
APG ONLY Picasa, Bridge and Lightroom.
APP ONLY Picasa.

With automation, it’s a cinch

Autopano Features Automation
You can enable all the automation features of Autopano Giga: automatic detection, automatic color correction, automatic color histogram, auto-cropping, and even automatic rendering, saving the project file and automatically closing the program! It is a huge time saver, especially if you have dozens or hundreds of panoramas to be created.

Batch processing of images by third-party software

Autopano Features External Processing
APG ONLY Autopano Giga allows you to apply processes to batches of images by invoking third-party scripts. This can be useful in processing your images before assembly. You can call different types of scripts, for example to produce focus stacking.

Features

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Autopano Pro
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Autopano Giga
Automatic creation of professional quality panoramas
Real-time panorama editor
Preview of the rendering
Manual Editor of Control Points
Creation of gigapixel panoramas and support of motorized heads
Partial (Professional Clauss Rodeon and Seitz VR Drive II panoramic heads are not supported
Mask tool: Manual choice of the parts to keep or discard in the overlapping areas
HDR: Automatic fusion
HDR: Customizable fusion
HDR for special effects (saving of the .hdr file)
Management of Plug-ins
Neutralhazer Light Anti-Haze Algorithm (plug-in)
Support of Adobe Lens Profile to correct lens defects (plug-in)
Export of image stacks for processing in third-party software (plug-in)
Export plugin for Picasa
Export plugins for Bridge and Lightroom
Multiple viewpoints support (for linear or aerial photography)
Creation of stitching templates
Workspace saving
Available in 9 languages
Compatible Windows, Mac, Linux