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<h1>Hugin-0.8.0 release notes</h1>
<p>Hugin is a panorama stitcher and more.</p>
<h2>Changes since 0.7.0</h2>
<p>The last release in October 2008 introduced major changes to the
way Hugin worked. Although this new release looks and feels much
the same as 0.7.0, it adds some great new features and makes a lot
of small improvements:</p>
<h3>Fast Preview window</h3>
<p>A new Fast Preview window has been added, this uses OpenGL
graphics acceleration to show changes as they happen. You can drag
photos around the window and they will warp to their new positions
in real-time. Everything else you need to turn, pan and crop your
panorama can now be done interactively in the Fast Preview.</p>
<p>This Fast Preview also now acts as a hub for working with a
panorama project: the Identify mode lets you click on the overlap
between two photos to bring up the Control Point editor for that
pair of photos.</p>
<h3>Celeste sky identification</h3>
<p>Stitching makes use of static scenery such as buildings to match
photos together, however objects that move cause misalignments, and
clouds move enough to be a particular problem. To make better
panoramas, Hugin has now been trained as a Support Vector Machine
to ignore clouds when matching photos.</p>
<h3>New panorama projections</h3>
<p>Panoramas tend to have a very large field of view, and Hugin
does a good job simulating virtual wide-angle lenses for output.
But painters and artists can do better than photographers, often
spanning scenes that look absurdly distorted when squeezed into
photographic perspective. Influenced by these vedutismo artists,
Hugin introduces some new projections for more elegant wide-angle
perspectives: Pannini, Biplane and Triplane.</p>
<p>In addition, Orthographic and Equisolid output have been added
to Hugin's already extensive set of azimuthal projections.</p>
<h3>Batch Processor</h3>
<p>Creating Hugin projects is now easier than ever, but actually
stitching large panoramas slows your computer - Usually at the same
time that you want to do something else. Now with the Hugin Batch
Processor, stitching can be postponed until it is convenient for
you.</p>
<p>Projects can be added to the queue from Hugin itself, or
directly by drag-and-drop from a file manager. In the Batch
Processor you get an overview of progress where the projects can be
easily rearranged, paused or canceled.</p>
<h3>Online help</h3>
<p>The manual has been updated to cover the new features and adds
more glossary pages explaining panorama and photography related
words.</p>
<h3>Languages</h3>
<p>Most translations have been updated, plus Hugin is now available
in Slovenian and Chinese Traditional. The manual has been completely
translated into Italian.</p>
<h3>Other improvements</h3>
<p>There are many more changes in this release, here are just some
of them: a Reset... button in the Camera and Lens tab, better
support for 'special' characters in folder and file names, Align...
now works properly when loading saved lens .ini files, hints added
to Control Point tab pull-down lists, stitching now starts with a
series of tests, gcc-4.4.0 support, better Makefile plugin support,
man pages for command-line tools, new button icons throughout and a
command-line version of Celeste</p>
<h2>Control point generators</h2>
<p>Hugin doesn't yet ship with a 'Patent Free' control point
generator. So you either need to pick control points manually - Not
as difficult as it sounds - or install and configure one of the
following control-point generators as 'plug-ins':</p>
<ul>
<li>autopano-sift-C</li>
<li>panomatic</li>
<li>match-n-shift</li>
<li>Autopano-SIFT</li>
<li>Autopano freeware version</li>
</ul>
<h2>Upgrading</h2>
<p>Upgrading from previous versions of Hugin should be seamless. If
you do have problems with old settings, these can be reset in the
Preferences by clicking 'Load defaults'.</p>

<p>For users compiling from source: note that the minimum version of wxWidgets
supported is now 2.7.0, libpano13 needs to be at least 2.9.14, and that Hugin
now requires GLEW, the OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library.</p>

<p>See the the README and INSTALL_cmake files for more
information.</p>
<p>Thanks to all the contributors to this release and members of
the hugin-ptx mailing list, too many to mention here.</p>
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<p>Hugin can be found at <a
href="http://hugin.sourceforge.net/">http://hugin.sourceforge.net/</a>.</p>
<p>Hugin sourcecode can be downloaded from sourceforge: <a href="https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=77506&amp;package_id=78426">https://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=77506&amp;package_id=78426</a>.</p>
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