Friday, April 3rd, 2015 Posted by Jim Thacker

Kolor releases Autopano 4.0

Originally posted on 24 December 2014. The software is now shipping: scroll down for updates.

Kolor has released Autopano 4.0, the latest update to its line of image-stitching tools, in beta. The update adds support for HiDPI displays, a new colour-correction engine, and improves performance on large projects.

Faster, higher-definition and in more accurate colours
Perhaps the most practical change in Autopano 4.0 is raw performance. The video above contrasts the time taken to open a 2,346-image project in version 4.0 and the previous release of the software.

New features include a new colour-correction engine, designed to reduce vignetting artefacts when stitching skies together; and UI support for HiDPI displays, like Apple’s Retina devices, right up to 4K resolution.

If you’re using the Giga edition of the software, the anti-ghosting system has been improved, showing the seams between images in the viewport, and generating more consistent results with the final render.

There are also a number of smaller changes, which you can find on Kolor’s blog.

Updated 3 April 2015: Autopano 4.0 has now been officially released. It runs on Windows 7+ (32 and 64-bit), Mac OS X 10.9+ (64-bit only) and Linux (64-bit only).

A new licence of the Pro edition of the software currently costs €99 (around $120); the Giga edition, which offers improved support for third-party tools, costs €199 ($240).

Read a full list of features in Autopano 4.0