The best things about Hugin:
- Hugin does a stunning job of stitching and blending pictures
- Hugin is Open Source – so it’s free
- Hugin is cross platform
So here’s my 5 minute how-to:
Get Hugin – download from http://hugin.sourceforge.net/download/
Get autopano-sift to do the point management from http://user.cs.tu-berlin.de/~nowozin/autopano-sift/
Get enblend to do the excellent blending of photos once they are stitched together from http://sourceforge.net/projects/enblend
You now need to tell Hugin to use autopano-sift and enblend.
File –> Preferences –> Autopano
Specify the location of Autopano-sift
File –> Preferences –> Enblend
Specify the location of enblend
Add your pictures; do the magic – and you have some great panoramic pictures.
I’ve found that experimenting is key; you can get great results with some patience.
There’s also a manual for Hugin here http://sourceforge.net/forum/forum.php?forum_id=707719