Tutorial – Panorama Blending

To build a panorama view, the different images are to be superimposed.
If the images have not been taken from the same point or whether there are different plans or moving parts, the resulting view will show blur or ghosts.
To solve this, Panaustik has a special blending mode that cut each image to build a panorama puzzle.

Image feathering

This technic uses “fine feathers” to mix the colors at each point.
The following image shows the Louis Vuitton Fondation building in Paris. This is a typical example because::

  • there are different plans (trees and buildings)
  • some elements are moving (tree branches)
  • there are mobile elements (people, cars)

The result is very poor! (click the image to see details)

Image Cut

To switch to the Image cut blending mode, click the button with the feather (it then represents scissors).
In this mode, all previous defects have disappeared (click the image to see details).
If you are curious, here is the generated puzzle:


By default, the blending mode used by Panaustik is the Feathering mode because it is the fastest.
The “Blending” tab allows you to:

  1. Select the default mode
  2. Specify the maximum size for panoramas. Indeed, the computing time increases rapidly with the size of the panorama, especially in the image cut mode


Keeps the default image feathering mode as default because it is the fastest. If the result is not satisfactory, before starting the generation of the panorama, then switch to the image cut mode for the group.
The “puzzle” assembly mode requires a lot of memory. It may be necessary to limit the size of the panorama (see configuration above). In any case, feel free to deselect images that are not necessary for rendering.
For example, the following situation, with only 4 of the 7 selected images, gives the same result and is much faster.
4 images sélectionnées sur les 7

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