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Developer(s) New House Internet Services BV
Initial release July 27, 2001; 15 years ago (2001-07-27)
Written in C / C++
Operating system OS X, Windows
Available in English
License Proprietary

PTGui is a panorama photo stitching program for Windows and Mac OS X 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 along with compatibility to Panorama Tools. PTGui supports telephoto, normal, wide angle and fisheye lenses to create partial cylindrical up to full spherical panoramas.

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

PTGui pro also includes HDR and tone mapping support.

List of features[edit]

Feature PTGui PTGui Pro
Automatic stitching: create panoramas YES YES
Manual mode: full control over the result YES YES
Live preview: see the effect of settings, without the need to stitch first YES YES
Multi row panoramas: images can be stacked both horizontally and vertically YES YES
Stitch rotated and tilted images YES YES
Create HUGE panoramas: stitch hundreds of images into a gigapixel panorama YES YES
Support for JPEG, TIFF and PNG source images YES YES
Create panoramas in JPEG, TIFF or Photoshop format YES YES
Photoshop large document (.psb) support YES YES
Layered Photoshop output, ideal for retouching YES YES
Full support for 16 bit images, for the best image quality YES YES
Panorama editor: interactive adjustment of the panorama perspective YES YES
Create templates with frequently used settings YES YES
QTVR output: directly create a QTVR panorama in PTGui, or convert an existing panorama into QTVR format YES YES
Batch stitcher: prepare any number of panoramas and stitch them later without user intervention. YES YES
Support for multiple processors / multiple core computers YES YES
Stitch and blend HDR source images into an HDR panorama - YES
Stitch and blend bracketed LDR source images into an HDR panorama - YES
Calculate camera response curve from bracketed LDR source images - YES
Built in tone mapper - YES
Support for OpenEXR (.exr) and HDR Radiance (.hdr) source images - YES
Blend Priority parameter (useful for blending the nadir image in a spherical panorama) - YES
Viewpoint correction - YES
Vignetting, exposure and white balance correction - YES
Global adjustment of exposure and white balance - YES
Exposure Fusion - YES
64 bit version - YES

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


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