Stitching sotfware besides Photoshop for Mac
Old 09-22-2014   #1
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Stitching sotfware besides Photoshop for Mac

Well i'm using a digital camera to scan my negative but the coverage doesn't scan the whole medium format negative at once. I'm looking for some easy to use stitching software for Mac. I use lightroom and dont own Photoshop and wants to avoid getting Photoshop. Any recommendations? something less painful and seamlessly working?
i have stopped using medium format all together because of this. i usually get 645 scan from my 6x6 negatives and i dont like the wasted space.
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Photoshop Elements does it too. Way cheaper than regular Photoshop!
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PTGui or PTGui Pro -- This is the friendly front end for the technically excellent Panorama Tools package. Might be Mac only.

Seriously, this is fab software for panoramas and stitching. You'll have to be careful about the projection mode for stitching scans with any stitching software. Here are the directions for stitching a mosaic of your partial scans with PTGui.
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Well i'm using a digital camera to scan my negative but the coverage doesn't scan the whole medium format negative at once. I'm looking for some easy to use stitching software for Mac. I use lightroom and dont own Photoshop and wants to avoid getting Photoshop. Any recommendations? something less painful and seamlessly working?
i have stopped using medium format all together because of this. i usually get 645 scan from my 6x6 negatives and i dont like the wasted space.
A Google search on "photo stitching tools for OS X" (https://www.google.com/search?photo stitching tools for OS X) brought up a number of interesting hits. Autopano Giga looked interesting, costs about $250, and has a free trial available.

Of course the simpler solution is just to back the camera off a little bit and capture the whole frame in one exposure. I've captured several 6x6 frames with my Olympus E-M1 (gives a 11.9 Mpixel square image) and with my Sony A7 (gives a 16 Mpixel square image) that produced lovely 13x13 inch prints at about 300 ppi output.

(For higher resolution than that, I use a Nikon Super Coolscan 9000 ED film scanner. It can capture up to a 6x12cm film frame in one pass.)

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Thanks for the suggestions for Elements and PTGui.

Godfrey, i did the google search but get turn off by the complications of some of the software suggested from google so i asked here to get more user experience opinions. i'm using a setup that's a bit restricted so if i move back i dont get the right magnification i want. this problem of course can be fixed by getting the right tube length but besides hardware fix, i'm thinking of getting a software fix for it. (since might benefit with panoramic shots like xpan negatives and the likes).
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Hugin ( http://hugin.sourceforge.net/ ) might be an alternative. I was pleasantly surprised by the result and how easy it was to use on my Linux box. However, my panoramas were handheld improvisations so my expectations were, correspondingly, not that high.

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