Toolchain to create panoramic images for every occasion,
from quick holiday snaps to images with hundreds of megapixels.
This package contains the following programs:
- hugin, The main program, a GUI for the panorama tools suite
and some programs included here.
- nona, a simple stitcher that does geometrical and photometric
distortions to photos and writes the output to image files.
It is a replacement for PTStitcher (doesn't support most
features of PTStitcher, but is faster, opensource and
will be extended in the future). The parameters, mostly
backward-compatible to PTStitcher, are specified in a .pto
project such as those generated by hugin, i.e. nona doesn't
decide what the distortions are going to be, it just does
what it is told to do.
- nona_gui, nona with a graphical progress bar.
- autooptimiser, optimise a panorama pairwise, starting from an
anchor image. cmd line version of the pairwise mode in hugin
These programs are built on top of the pano13 library,
Hugin is work in progress and dependencies can be added any time.
Hugin depends on the following packages. The list may be
incomplete, and there may be some platform-specific dependencies.
For the latest updates, check
3.1. Build-Time Dependencies
Users compiling Hugin from source will need:
The wxWidgets GUI toolkit version >=2.7.0. 2.9 is supported. 2.8.12 is recommended.
boost >=1.41. The following boost libraries are used:
libtiff the TIFF library with LZW support.
libpano13 version >=2.9.18
libjpg the JPEG library
libpng the PNG library
libopenexr the OpenEXR library
Exiv2 Image metadata library
GLEW the OpenGL Extension Wrangler Library
freeglut or glut, the OpenGL utility toolkit
lensfun, the database to load and store lens correction data
on Unix you need also
libGLU the OpenGL utility library
on Windows you need
HTML Help Workshop for generating compiled HTML help file
for the optional Python Scripting Interface (currently functional and tested only on Linux and Windows)
Python version >=2.6
SWIG >=2.0 - If Python >=3.2, SWIG must be >=2.0.4
Hugin can be compiled with gcc-4.4.4, gcc-4.5.1, and gcc-4.6, as well as with MSVC 2008 and MSVC 2010.
The build process requires CMake version >=2.8
3.2. At runtime
enblend >= 3.2 is required.
Exiftool is recommended.
Starting with Hugin 2010.3 and newer, Hugin ships with its own control points generator cpfind. Prior to 2010.3 another optional but recommended runtime dependency was a control points generator.
Optionally Python argparse command-line parsing library for the Python scripts.
hugin can be used to stitch multiple images together. The resulting image can
span 360 degrees. Another common use is the creation of very high resolution
pictures by combining multiple images.
See http://hugin.sourceforge.net/ for more information and tutorials.
for some information on releases for different platforms.
5. TYPICAL WORKFLOW
1. load images
2. specify initial parameters (lens etc)
3. select control points points.
4. run optimizer to estimate image positions
5. set output parameters and stitch images together.
6. KNOWN ISSUES / INCOMPATIBILITIES / LIMITATIONS
Check the Hugin FAQ and bug tracker
An updated list of issues deemed to be critical,
including discussions and workarounds, is in the issue tracker
Linux: Compiz interferes with the fast preview window.
If you're affected, the workaround is to not use Compiz.
Some components of Hugin have been reported not to deal well with image files
that have the same name in different folders. The workaround is to rename
your images files so that all image files in a project are unique.
7. SUPPORT / COMMUNITY
Please use the hugin-ptx mailing list if you have questions or suggestions: