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Autopano and Hugin

by Jo » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:04 am

Dear all,

Could someone advise what are the major advantage of Autopano over Hugin ? I am studying to select aerial image stitching software.

Although Autopano is paid application but if it is easy to use or has some features better ( rather than this tutorial http://www.autopano.net/wiki-en/action/view/Stitching_aerial_photos )

Please advise, thank you


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by Destiny » Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:12 pm

emm... haven't heard of Hugin for years.. I tried it but it failed my strict criteria.. Due to the fact it "did not stitch!"...... As I remember it was full of bugs.. no matter how much fly spray I used I couldn't kill it... ;).. As far as I am concerned... Hugin and apg are like Chalk and Cheese.. French Cheese.. No comparison... apg has some issues with bracketed stitching and blending but as far as I am concerned you will only find a few software apps that can stitch output of a high quality and two of those would be apg and PTGui..

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by klausesser » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:43 pm

Destiny wrote:I tried it but it failed my strict criteria..

Your "strict criteria" . . . :cool:

HugIn is free and absolutely ok. The problem is: it´s by far not as simple to use as APP. Without knowing the very basics of panography you´re in trouble.
That´s why many people don´t like it: they don´t understand what they´re really doing or have to do and don´t know how to use it.

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by klausesser » Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:57 pm

Jo wrote:Dear all,

Could someone advise what are the major advantage of Autopano over Hugin ? I am studying to select aerial image stitching software.

Although Autopano is paid application but if it is easy to use or has some features better ( rather than this tutorial http://www.autopano.net/wiki-en/action/view/Stitching_aerial_photos )

Please advise, thank you


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Hey Joe!

HugIn is more basic - it´s a frontend for the PanoTools. It works very good and is of very good quality.
And it´s free. If you´re willing to learn about panography more than how to push some buttons: give it a try.

http://panotools.sourceforge.net/
http://wiki.panotools.org/

AutoPano is very much more comfortable - that´s why we love it. You don´t need to know too much about panography . . . but nevertheless can do it.

best, Klaus
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by hermer-blr » Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:35 pm

I stitched my very first panoramas with Hugin ! And it was efficient, but...

You have to spend time to fiddle with the different settings, parameters, Man Machine Interface...
And it is much more time consuming than APP/APG.

One day, I fell on APP/APG, was impressed by the tutorials, decided to try it, and... bought APP 2.0.9 (at this time). When APG 2.5 (and its free nodal point) was issued, I decided to upgrade to APG. Now, I am using APG 2.6 and (sorry Klaus, you don't like it) the exposure fusion mode; it works wonderfully well, especially thanks to the possibility that is now offered to preview (and change) some of the fusion parameters.

If you just want to test panoramic photography, you may start with Hugin... With a little time and experimentation, you should get excellent results.
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by klausesser » Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:56 pm

hermer-blr wrote:Now, I am using APG 2.6 and (sorry Klaus, you don't like it) the exposure fusion mode;

;) that´s because i still don´t get how it works . . . :cool:

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by Destiny » Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:42 pm

As I said Klaus.. Its been years... and the vision I had was full of bugs... Nothing to do with my knowledge of basic photography skills...

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klausesser wrote:
Destiny wrote:I tried it but it failed my strict criteria..

Your "strict criteria" . . . :cool:

HugIn is free and absolutely ok. The problem is: it´s by far not as simple to use as APP. Without knowing the very basics of panography you´re in trouble.
That´s why many people don´t like it: they don´t understand what they´re really doing or have to do and don´t know how to use it.

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by Destiny » Sun Feb 12, 2012 11:21 pm

Yes you are right hermer-blr.. It can work wonderfully well for those who understand basic image theory.. I have extensively tested the LDR and HDR options in apg as well as the other features and parameters to achieve some very nice results.. I found in the end that it works very well as long as you possess some basic skills and follow some simple steps to achieve a great result .. http://www.kolor.com/forum/p92475-2011-12-22-09-23-05#p92475

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hermer-blr wrote:I stitched my very first panoramas with Hugin ! And it was efficient, but...

You have to spend time to fiddle with the different settings, parameters, Man Machine Interface...
And it is much more time consuming than APP/APG.

One day, I fell on APP/APG, was impressed by the tutorials, decided to try it, and... bought APP 2.0.9 (at this time). When APG 2.5 (and its free nodal point) was issued, I decided to upgrade to APG. Now, I am using APG 2.6 and (sorry Klaus, you don't like it) the exposure fusion mode; it works wonderfully well, especially thanks to the possibility that is now offered to preview (and change) some of the fusion parameters.

If you just want to test panoramic photography, you may start with Hugin... With a little time and experimentation, you should get excellent results.
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