updated 08:55 am EDT, Tue September 13, 2005
Stitcher 5 due in Sept.
Realviz will begin shipping version 5 of its panorama software later this month. The professional-level application is used by thousands of professional photographers, architects, multimedia and 3D artists for creating superb wide-angle panoramas for the Web, film, print, and 3D. The software offers integration with Adobe Photoshop and allows users to create spherical, cubic, cylindrical and planar panoramas--with unlimited resolution. It also enables manage high distortion for perfect stitching regardless of lens type and allows the creation of interactive panoramas with the QuickTime VR hotspots. The software supports templates to stitch photos almost automatically for fast turnaround of panoramas, delivers 16-bit/channel color support, and can deliver media to the web, 3D, and print with multiple export formats. Stitcher 5 will be available in English and French for $580. Upgrades will be $250 for v4 owners (and $290 for others).