PTGui

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PTGui
Developer(s)New House Internet Services BV
Initial releaseJuly 27, 2001; 18 years ago (2001-07-27)
Stable release
11.13[1] / 11 April 2019; 9 months ago (2019-04-11)
Written inC, C++
Operating systemWindows, macOS
Available inEnglish, Russian, French, Spanish, Korean, Chinese (simplified), German, Japanese, Dutch, Portuguese
TypeRaster graphics editor
LicenseCommercial proprietary software
Websiteptgui.com

PTGui is a panorama photo stitching program for Windows and macOS developed by New House Internet Services BV. PTGui was created as a GUI frontend to Helmut Dersch's Panorama Tools. It features its own stitching and blending engine[2] along with compatibility to Panorama Tools. PTGui supports telephoto, normal, wide angle and fisheye lenses[3] to create partial cylindrical up to full spherical panoramas. PTGui can handle multiple rows of images.[4]

Originally released for Windows, version 6.0.3 introduced support for Mac OS X.[5]

The 'free trial version' of PTGui is fully functional but creates panoramas with embedded visible watermarks.[6]

PTGui pro also includes HDR and tone mapping support.[7]

See also[edit]

Hugin is an open source alternative also based on Panorama Tools

Further reading[edit]

  • Jacobs, Corinna - Interactive Panoramas: Techniques for Digital Panoramic Photography ISBN 3-540-21140-3
  • Andrews, Philip - 360 Degree Imaging: The Photographers Panoramic Virtual Reality Manual ISBN 2-88046-732-2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Version history: https://www.ptgui.com/versionhistory.html
  2. ^ Woeste, Harald. Panoramafotografie : Theorie und Praxis (1. Aufl ed.). Dpunkt-Verl. p. 64. ISBN 978-3-89864-440-2.
  3. ^ Bredenfeld, Thomas. Digitale Fotopraxis - Panoramafotografie (2., aktualisierte und erw. Aufl ed.). Galileo Press. pp. 205–219. ISBN 978-3836218610.
  4. ^ Highton, Scott. Virtual reality photography : creating panoramic and object images (1st ed.). Virtual Reality Photography. p. 101. ISBN 978-0-615-34223-8.
  5. ^ Lassiter, Tom (March 2007). "PTGui 6.03 vs. Stitscher Unlimited 5.5, Give your photos a 360-degree view". Mac Life. Vol. 1 no. 2. Future US. pp. 66–67. ISSN 1935-4010.
  6. ^ Kay, Melissa (April 2016). "Master the craft of night panoramas, Get the best results". Digital Camera World. Future Publishing. p. 52. ISSN 1477-1721.
  7. ^ Bloch, Christian. The HDRI handbook 2.0 : high dynamic range imaging for photographers and CG artists (1st ed.). Rocky Nook, Inc. pp. 483–488. ISBN 978-1-937538-16-3.

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