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.



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.

  Error tolerance is required


Natural, You can mount a studio camera on a heavy high precision tripod and use a spirit level for exactly vertically orientation. Natural, You can close for a 100.000,-EUR advertising production the Markus place for one hour.

But this is not like real live. In real live is even a leight weight tripod a burden. At good light, some panoramas are even free hand. In real live are hundred of tourists walking on the Markus place. This requires an intelligent software for the overlap zones between the partial pictures.

PixAround is this reliable dobbin for the daily panorama making in practice.

  Original pictures from the test


PixAround 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.

Panorama software PhotoStitch 3.1 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.


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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