In Autopano Pro, is there a way to merge images into a panorama where there is no warping or stretching of the original images at all? I only want Autopano to align the images and then to colour blend them.
Stitching images always needs some warping or stretching for achieving to match the images for being seamlessly stitched.
That´s the reason it is hardly possible to take precise measurements from stitched images - for forensic, architectural or scientific use as example.
The only way to handle this is to use a "scan-camera". This camera spins around while a scan-row inside registers what the lens sees through a narrow gap or without that gap.
The advantage of such a system: due to not needing to stitch single images the ONE image which such a camera takes show absolutely no warping or stretching at all. That´s why you can take very exact measurements from it.http://www.roundshot.ch/xml_1/internet/ ... /f291.cfm#https://www.spheron.com/products/cgi-co ... agery.html
The disadvantage of such a system: it´s rather expensive: around 30000 - 50000.-€