Hugin 2011.2.0 panorama stitcher released
After a long period of meticulous bugfixing new version of Hugin, a free panorama stitcher, is out with a couple of major new features.
Two essential features this time are a standalone application for lens calibration and Python scripting for Hugin itself. We are covering the lens calibration app separately, so what you need to know about Python scripting is that it relies on SWIG (2.0+) and doesn't yet work on Mac, but for those on Linux and Windows some automation in Hugin is now available.
Currently Hugin ships with four example scripts:
- woa.py generates control points from warped overlap images;
- shooting_pattern.py applies a 6-1-1 shooting pattern to a panorama;
- top_five.py allows to keep the five best control points for each image pair;
- crop_cp.py will remove control points from parts of the panorama.
There are some "smaller" changes such as PTBatcherGUI becoming default processor for stitching projects. We heartily recommend reading official release notes for more details.
Hugin is currently available for Linux (source code), Windows (32bit and 64bit) and Mac.