I stumbled across Hugin, an open source photo stitching application, after hearing about OpenStreetView in a podcast interview with Steve Coast.
I’ve been interested in panoramic photo stitching since we first experimented it for these Quicktime VR panoramas of Green Gables back in 1997 (interesting side-story: those panos were used to help investigate the fire at Green Gables that happened only weeks after the original photos were taken).
The state of the art has come a long way since the clunky old (but still somewhat amazing) Quicktime VR authoring tools, and Hugin is a great example of this. After installing it, I dashed out the front door of the office and snapped 8 photos of the new Homburg Skyscraper:
Ten minutes later I had this:
Is it just me, so does that new building still look like a CAD-rendered preview?
Good stuff, Peter. This is quite useful. Stitching’s mappings little sister.
(“Mrs gyrating” was the CAPTCHA, lordy.)
@steven The photos are too sharp and in high contrast so they look unreal.
Now it it could just remove poles and wires.
I have seen a few photo-editing sites but not this one. I really like the effects. I saw a lot of these types of pictures in presentaton houses in Toronto.
BTW, I happened to join Edtechtalk tonight and the conversaton turned to photo editing with students and the map city street projects going on in the world. Hope you don’t mind that I mentioned your blog as a a good place for information on both. Free adverstising, right?
love seeing a touch of island