digiKam 2.1.0 released with panorama stitcher
Gilles Caulier has just announced new version of the free photo management application digiKam that now features a panorama stutching wizard available as a KIPI plug-in.
The Panorama Tool was created during Google Summer of Code 2011 program and makes use of various tools created by Hugin developers, including Celeste — a small app that detects moving clouds and removes control points from them. The wizard is a bit like Assistant from Hugin, so there's not much re-learning involved.
Other changes in KIPI plug-ins include 10 bugfixes and a newly added exporter to vkontakte.ru, a popular Russian social network.
As for digiKam itself, it got 53 bugfixes and some cool improvements in the dialog for downloading images from camera. E.g. now it fetches thumbnails much faster, and you can download new items with just one click.
Source code is available for downloading. Expect updates in repository for your Linux distribution.