PTGui 11 will be able to stitch 360 photos from 360 cameras including Samsung Gear 360, Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere, and Yi 360 VR. Here’s how that can benefit 360 camera users.
PTGui is one of the most popular stitching software. Its next version, version 11, is currently in beta and one of the new features is the ability to import double-circular fisheye files from 360 cameras and stitch them into various projections including equirectangular.
Although 360 cameras typically include their own stitching software, many of them can run into issues such as inconsistent exposures or white balance between lenses, or stitching that is otherwise not very smooth. Moreover, some of them don’t have Mac versions for their stitching software. PTGui should be able to stitch photos more smoothly, and is available for both Windows and Mac.
According to an email from a company representative, the feature will reportedly work initially with Samsung Gear 360, Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere and Yi 360 VR (which has vertical double circular fisheye files), with possible support for additional cameras. This will improve the workflow and photo quality for supported cameras.
Thank you very much to Ash Blagdon for bringing this to my attention! Check out Ash’s 360 photo blog here.