Re: [PanoToolsNG] Introduction / Altostorm Rectilinear Panorama
- Hi David,
I have no experience with Altostorm, and can not comment on it.
However, I was wondering if you had looked at PTgui
(http://www.ptgui.com/). I have the latest versions of PTgui and
Autopano Pro, and between the two products, I would definitely recommend
PTgui. I know APP is a popular tool, so I'm sure others here will
probably disagree with assessment, but I've found APP to be somewhat of
a disappointment. In my experience, it's quite slow, the user interface
is klunky, and it happily gobbles up all your memory and swap if you
hand it more than a few images. On a recent image-stacking problem I
was working on, APP completely choked during rendering when handed 50
images, but PTgui had no problems with them. PTgui also has a nicer
GUI, a much better control point editor and a superior set of
configuration options. And it costs less! There are versions available
for both the Mac OSX and Windows platforms. I've been very happy with it.
Best of luck with whatever package you eventually decide to choose! If
that turns out to be Altostorm, let us know what you think of it.
> My name is David Paul Carr and I am a professional photographer based
> in Paris. I've done a little panorama stitching in the past but have
> only recently decided to investigate the subject more thoroughly with
> the help of Autopano Pro and a Manfrotto 303 SPH head. I came upon
> this group while trying to find out if there was an equivalent for
> Altostorm Rectilinear Panorama (http://www.altostorm.com) that would
> run on a Power PC Mac (as opposed to an Intel machine)? This software
> is supposed to let you straighten out spherical panoramas, although I
> have no idea whether it works or not. All suggestions most gratefully
> Thanks in advance...