Vancouver based Cloudburst Research today released AutoStitch 3.0, an update that brings major improvements in panoramic photography to the iPhone. AutoStitch creates high-resolution images of up to 20 megapixels using the iPhone’s own camera, and allows iPhone users to create poster-quality images that can exceed those from even expensive dedicated cameras. Version 3.0 includes sharper images, new social networking features, a built-in video tutorial, and even a new icon.
Vancouver, Canada – Cloudburst Research today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of AutoStitch Version 3.0, which brings major improvements in panoramic photography to the iPhone. AutoStitch is the only solution that can automatically combine any arrangement of photos into high resolution panoramas of up to 20 megapixels in size.
This latest release introduces advanced image compositing techniques, previously seen only on desktop computers, to give the highest quality output ever seen on a mobile device. With sophisticated new blending and exposure compensation algorithms, AutoStitch removes brightness differences while preserving the sharpness of the original images, giving seamless panoramas that rival the results of the best desktop software. Version 3.0 also introduces the ability to share panoramas with Facebook and email, a new in-app video tutorial, and a new improved icon. AutoStitch is available now on the iPhone 3G/3GS, iPad and iPod touch.
AutoStitch brings professional quality photography to the iPhone by providing two valuable capabilities: wide-angle photography and high-resolution imaging. Its fully automated stitching approach provides a user experience that has proven to be simple and fun for even the most casual user.
* US English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later
* 9.1 MB
Pricing and Availability:
AutoStitch 3.0 is $2.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photography category. The full App Store name is AutoStitch Panorama. Review copies are available to the media upon request.
AutoStitch 3.0: http://www.cloudburstresearch.com
Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewSoftware?id=318944927&mt=8
Media Assets: http://www.flickr.com/groups/iphoneautostitch/
Cloudburst Research is located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. It is a spin-off company from the University of British Columbia that was founded in March 2009 to bring the latest results from university research to mobile devices. Copyright (C) 2009-2010 Cloudburst Research. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.
Using AutoStitch for iPhone is incredibly easy. The process is simple: use the regular iPhone camera app to take a series of pictures with your iPhone. Be sure that the pictures overlap by about 25-30%. Once you have a few overlapping pictures, launch AutoStitch on your iPhone. Now that you have autostitch running, use the app to select images recently taken for your panorama. As you tap each image the app will load them into a seperate view along the bottom. Once you have the images selected, touch “Stitch” to put them all together. A few minutes later and you should have your panorama rendered on your phone. Click Save and you’re done!
One drawback to any panorama program, regardless of what stitching program you use, is that resulting panoramas are always oddly shaped. This is completely normal and is a result of the lens of the camera. It’s OK, once you have your panorama saved from AutoStitch you can use Cropulator or Photogene to re-crop the resulting image into a nice rectangle.
I’ve only used AutoStitch for the iPhone a couple of times, but so far it works well. If you’re looking for a panorama app for iPhone then AutoStitch is the best game in town.
AutoStitch is $1.99 in the iTunes App Store.