Hugin-2011.4 RELEASE NOTES
Hugin is more than just a panorama stitcher.
Hugin can be found at
* SourceForge: http://hugin.sourceforge.net/
* Launchpad: https://launchpad.net/hugin
The 2011.4 source tarball can be downloaded
* from SourceForge at
* from Launchpad at
This is a source code release. For executables see below.
This tarball is equivalent to rev/changeset cf9be9344356 in our Mercurial
repository, where it is also tagged 2011.4.0
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Users communities produce executables for their respective platforms.
These executables are then added to the download section on SourceForge at
A number of users have built recent snapshots and executables are likely to be
announced within a few days of this tarball release.
Watch http://groups.google.com/group/hugin-ptx for the announcements of binary
releases. If you don't see a binary for your platform it has most likely not
been produced yet. Consider stepping up to the task. Instructions at
Announce your build on http://groups.google.com/group/hugin-ptx
CHANGES SINCE 2011.2.0
Hugin has got a vertical feature detection tool for automatic levelling
of panoramas. Beside this also many bugs have fixed and many general
improvements have been made.
Vertical feature detection tool
Often a panorama, created from several single photos, is not level. In
this case the experienced user adds vertical and horizontal control
points to level the panorama.
With this release Hugin introduces a tool named /linefind/ which
automatically detects vertical features in the photos such as the edges
of buildings and windows, and assigns vertical control points to them.
This makes it easier than before to level a panorama, in most cases it
works without any intervention.
* The Fast Preview window can now show composition guides such as
Rule of Thirds and Golden ratio to support an easier composition
of the final panorama.
* The output of High Dynamic Range (HDR) images has been modified to
prevent clipping of the exposure in EXR format images. The
previous versions of Hugin outputted HDR images with absolute
exposure values, now with this 2011.4.0 release, Hugin uses relative
exposure values. This means that the output Exposure Value (EV) of
the panorama, which can be set in the preview window, has an
influence on the HDR output (as already for normal LDR images) and
should be set to the medium exposure value of the images. If you set
the output exposure value to zero, the old behavior is restored.
* The batch processor PTBatcherGUI has been extended:
o It is now possible to directly add unaligned projects to the
assistant queue for aligning and control point generation.
o Successfully stitched projects can be automatically removed from
the queue, this makes the queue management easier.
o If a project was successfully finished by the assistant, it can
be automatically added to the stitching queue. This now allows
for a fully automatic panorama creation workflow.
* Many more improvements and bug fixes.
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
It is strongly recommeded to set the default control point detector to
Hugin's CPFind. It is the only control point generator endorsed by Hugin.
Third-party generators may be compatible with the plug-in architecture.
Users compiling from source refer to the dependencies listed at
and the build processes listed at
More information in the README and INSTALL_cmake files in the tarball.
KNOWN ISSUES AND WORKAROUNDS
Panosphere Overview window seperated from the content
There is a known problem building Hugin with CMake 2.8.5rc2.
Workaround: Upgrade to a newer CMake version.
Mac OS X Users at Tiger and Lion: this version of Hugin contains an openMP enabled
enblend and enfuse. These versions don't run on Tiger and currently not on Lion either.
Please use the Tiger-compatible enblend and enfuse from the enblend-enfuse-4.0 folder
in this dmg. You can specify alternative "external" enblend and enfuse from the Programs
pane in the preferences after installing these special version by following the instructions
in the README in the enblend-enfuse-4.0 folder.
An updated list of issues deemed to be critical, including discussions
and workarounds is in the issue tracker.
Thanks to all the contributors to this release and members of the hugin-ptx
mailing list, too many to mention here.
Hugin can be found at http://hugin.sourceforge.net/ and at https://launchpad.net/hugin
A detailed changelog can be found in the file Changelog.