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Create panoramas the easy way

Panorama images may seem difficult to create but, believe it or not, it's more a question of choosing the right stitching software rather than being artistically gifted.

Microsoft Image Composite Editor is a photo editor that lets you create panoramas in a snap. All you have to do is open the files that make up the panoramic view and let the program take care of the rest.

For those who prefer tweaking with settings, there are a couple of configuration options in Microsoft Image Composite Editor to fiddle with, namely Stitching Method and Cropping Area. When it comes to exporting the final result, Microsoft Image Composite Editor lets you choose among several different formats.

In general terms I'd say Microsoft Image Composite Editor is a fantastic tool to take your first steps in the creation of panoramas. Power users will probably find too limited and restrictive, and will surely miss having some more manual options, not to mention the possibility to view images separately.

Microsoft Image Composite Editor lets you create panorama images in a couple of clicks, with generally excellent results.

Accelerated stitching on multiple CPU coresAbility to publish, view, and share panoramas on the Photosynth web siteSupport for "structured panoramas" — panoramas consisting of hundreds of photos taken in a rectangular grid of rows and columns (usually by a robotic device like the GigaPan tripod heads)No image size limitation — stitch gigapixel panoramasSupport for input images with 8 or 16 bits per componentAbility to read raw images using WIC codecsPhotoshop layer and large document support

Changes

  • Accelerated stitching on multiple CPU coresAbility to publish, view, and share panoramas on the Photosynth web siteSupport for "structured panoramas" — panoramas consisting of hundreds of photos taken in a rectangular grid of rows and columns (usually by a robotic device like the GigaPan tripod heads)No image size limitation — stitch gigapixel panoramasSupport for input images with 8 or 16 bits per componentAbility to read raw images using WIC codecsPhotoshop layer and large document support

PROS

  • Very easy to use, great for beginners
  • Several stitching methods
  • Good variety of exporting formats

CONS

  • Too simple for power users
  • You can't view images separately

Older versions


Microsoft Image Composite Editor for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V 2.0.3
  • 3.7
  • (241)
  • Security Status

User reviews about Microsoft Image Composite Editor

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    would be good IF IT WORKED ON WINDOWS 7.
    worked fine for a few months did an upgrade today only to find it isn't windows 7 supported (so much fo More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    BRILLIANT.
    One of the simplest and easiest of composite editors to use.

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Awsome.
    Fast to create panoramas, but will still have to use a second program for further editing
    Pros: Very fast to output a preview of t More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Serious issues under W7 x64.
    This product has well-known and unaddressed issues running under Windows 7 x64. One of the most common issues is ac More

  • Anonymous

    by Anonymous

    Slick as Greased Glass!.
    I appraise real estate - so i can go from taking photos in small spaces where i can't back up far enough and sometimes  More


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