Panorama software PhotoStitch 3.1

The software delivered together with the Canon S1 did not perform well. The Venedig panorama is much circumcised. The Markus church without towers.



Panorama software PhotoStitch 3.1
The software delivered together with the Canon S1 did not perform well. The Venedig panorama is much circumcised. The Markus church without towers.

I assume that the camera - my old Canon Powershot G2 - was a little bit not straight mounted on the tripod. The professional PixAround software is able to correct the mistake, the Photo Stitch 3.1 software delivered with my Canon S1 forgives no failure and ruins unmercifully the panorama picture.

  368 Pixel away


The pictures are all in portrait format with 1600x1200. While PixAround looses only 130 pixel and shows 1470 pixel height in the finished panorama photo, PhotoStitch 3.1 cuts 368 pixel away. Only 1232 pixel height remaining, 238 Pixel more cut away decides about top or scrap. At the panorama software and the photographed panorama.

  Original pictures from the test


Photo Stitch 3.1 original result (2625 KB)


The original photos for the test



  Panorama software test


The big quality difference between PhotoStitsch 3.1 (delivered with the S1) and our since 2000 used PixAround induced a big compare test.

PixAround panorama software in test PixAround panorama software in test
At us cince 2000 used as a problem free error tolerant software for panoramas. Freehand or not complete straight on the tripod, PixAround makes the best out of the photos.


Panoramafactory: the ghost software Panoramafactory: the ghost software
In the Panoramafactory 3.3 panorama appear several ghosts, which are suppressed by PhotoStitch 3.1 and PixAround. The shadowy ghosts ruin the panorama.


Panoramastudio Panorama Software Panoramastudio Panorama Software
1530 pixel height in a panorama remain from 1600 pixel height from the part photos. Here is Panoramastudio better than PixAround. But there are ghosts in the overlap areas.


Hugin: panorama tool with post refinement Hugin: panorama tool with post refinement
The special feature of Hugin is the possibility for post refinements, which we did not test. Without post refinement, there is a light dark border.




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