I want to take some large photographs of objects on the floor by taking several images and stitching them together.

I've tried out some panorama apps, but while they automatically stitch the images nicely, they "bend" them to the usual panorama projection.

Are there apps which can automatically stitch into a large flat picture? What's the name of this type of software?

  • If it's different photos/motives you want to join, that's called a "collage" or "photo grid". And you can find some fitting apps in my corresponding app list. As I have not tried any such app myself, I unfortunately cannot recommend one – but the list should get you started.
    – Izzy
    Aug 21, 2016 at 20:34
  • No. It's not a collage. It's a number of images of different parts of the same thing, stitched into a single large image. Like what a panorama does, but without being distorted to a view from inside.
    – interstar
    Aug 21, 2016 at 22:40
  • Panorama doesn't have to distort. In fact I have never seen it do so. There are many excellent free Panorama programs for desktop and, in this case. it might be better to use one. When stitch together pictures of “objects on the floor”, it might be better to use a large screen, to verify that the edges are stitched well. Sep 22, 2016 at 12:21
  • you can't keep straight lines being straight in panoramas because there's no way to map very wide scenes (like 180° or more) to a flat image without curving those lines. In order for the images to be combined directly and still being straight you have to move the camera side to side, which is not easy to do
    – phuclv
    May 18, 2018 at 2:06

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Microsoft Research has an image composite editor: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/product/computational-photography-applications/image-composite-editor/

There is also AutoStitch which is a technology licensed in some commercial products. See http://matthewalunbrown.com/autostitch/autostitch.html

Maybe one of these helps you, or point you in the right direction.


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