Monday, December 10th, 2012 Posted by Jim Thacker

Kolor ships Autopano 3.0

Kolor has released Autopano 3.0, the latest update to its line of image-stitching tools.

The main new feature in Autopano 3.0 is the addition of five new projection types for stitched panoramas: some, like Panini and Little Planet bringing the software into line with tools like PTGui; others, like Hammer, unique to Autopano – to the best of our knowledge, at least.

The high-end Giga edition of the software also gets a new Mask tool, enabling users to control more precisely which elements of a scene are rendered into a panorama – good for eliminating the camera itself.

Improved workflow
However, workflow has also been significantly overhauled, with the image editor now working in “real time at a pixel-accurate precision”, and the addition of a preview mode to test panoramas prior to rendering.

According to Kolor’s marketing tagline: “Just three easy clicks are enough to do what other image-processing software needs minutes for.”

Autopano 3 is available now for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The Pro edition of the software costs €199 (around $260); the Giga edition, which offers improved support for third-party tools, costs €479 ($620).

Read a full list of new features in Autopano 3.0

Download the trial version of Autopano 3.0