Top 9 Photo Stitching Softwares You Must Try

Monday, 8 August 2016

Top 9 Photo Stitching Softwares You Must Try

Posted by Rahul Gupta
It is never possible to capture the real beauty of landscapes or monuments on a camera especially when they are fast. We often capture a lot of panorama shots on our camera but cannot consolidate the picture to get the perfect frame. We will have to crop the image to get better focus. But thanks to photo stitching that we can capture panoramic shots and combine them to create a perfect pic. 
Photo Stitching Software
Photo stitching software are tools that help you combine images as long as they are overlapping shots to create a single image which is all-encompassing. Here are Top 9 Photo Stitching Software to make your task easier. 

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1. Hugin Panorama Photo Stitcher

Hugin is a free and open source software which can stitch overlapping images into a combined image. You can upload the images and stitch them manually. Hugin is available on Windows, Mac OS, and Linux platforms and is used by many photographers to get high-resolution panorama pics. 
Hugin Panorama Photo Stitcher
It supports HDR stitching and comes with a lot of other features such as corrections, adjusting wavy images and much more. Professionals mostly use Hugin but with the help of online tutorial that is available, beginners can give it a shot.

2. Image Composite Editor

Image Composite Editor is a fascinating software which has a lot of sophisticated features. The best thing is that all these features are very easy to use. With support for ‘structured panorama’, you can work with hundreds of images taken in rectangular grids and columns. 
Image Composite Editor
It is capable of auto-completion to add the finishing touches and missing pieces of the picture. You can adjust the scale and alignment of the final image. Image Composite Editor is available for Windows.

3. Kolor Autopano

Autopano is easy to use stitching software, and you can just upload the pics and click on the button and wait for them to be combined. There are options to make manual adjustments and edits on the photo. The trial version attaches a watermark to the stitched photo, and you can always upgrade to the paid version.
Kolor Autopano
You can get 360 and 180-degree panorama shots, and there are masking tools and pre-stitching plugins in the Kolor Autopano Giga version. It works on Windows, Linux and Max OS.

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4. Autostitch

Autostitch is by far the simplest photo stitching software that you can find on this list. It uses algorithms and finds out the matching parts of the picture and stitches them like you would finish a jigsaw puzzle. There is hardly any input required from your size. Once the image has been stitched, there aren’t too many editing options so you will have to rely on other editing tools.
Autostitch is recommended due to its simplicity and ease of use. The Android and iOS apps of Autostitch are also available.

5. PTGui

PTGui has many stitching options which are not provided by most of the other software. It is capable of stitching cylindrical and spherical 360-degree panorama and can stitch rotated and tilted images. It has a masking tool which will help you control the final stitching. 
Even hundreds of photos can be stitched together without loss of clarity and sharpness. PTGui Pro has support for HDR photography. You can download the free version which leaves a watermark on the images or upgrade to the paid version.

6. Panorama Plus

Panorama Plus intelligently creates panoramic frames from the pics you upload. It can also create a panorama from a video by selecting a series of relevant images. There are editing tools to adjust the frame size and orientation of the pictures along with a lot of other editing tools.
Panorama Plus
You can export the image as PDF or upload it to your Facebook accounts instantly. The image can be exported as a QuickTime VR file, and you can create a virtual movie out of the photos.

7. PhotoStitcher

Photo Stitcher stitches photos with 30%-50% overlap into professional looking panoramas. It has an intuitive interface and can be used to stitch Satellite Google Earth Images. You can further perfect the image with necessary edits. 
The free and paid versions of Photosticher are available. With the paid version, you can get a handful of tools such as the Inpaint, PhotoScissors, MultiView Inpaint, BatchInpaint, iResizer, and PhotoStitcher together.

8. Easypano Panoweaver

Easypano Panoweaver
Panoweaver can be used to create 360 degrees circular, drum type, and full frame spherical panoramas from photos. It has a batch stitching feature with which you can automatically stitch hundreds of images into separate panoramas at one time. These pictures can then be imported into a folder. With masking, you can eliminate the overlapping regions.

9. Windows Live Photo Gallery

Windows Live Photo Gallery
Windows Live Movie Maker and Windows Live Photo Gallery can be used together to create panoramas and movies. You can add many pictures and then click on the Create Panoramic photo in the Go tab. There are other features to crop, align and edit the photo with a few edits and filters. You can save the image or post them on social media accounts such as Facebook or post a video on YouTube.


You don’t have to be a brilliant photographer or carry around the most expensive camera and lens to capture professional quality images. Get a software to complete the panorama that you have captured in bits and frames. If you are a professional photographer, then you can use the cylindrical, spherical and other 360-degree panorama and stun your peers with your work. 

Capture spectacular skyscrapers, landscapes, and scenery and combine them into a beautiful picture. Even if you create a wide image, they will be clear to the minutest detail, and you can even get good quality printouts of your work. Hope it helps!


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