Microsoft Releases Updated Free Panoramic “Image Composite Editor” for Windows 7

Microsoft’s Image Composite Editor is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. Given a set of overlapping photographs of a scene shot from a single camera location, the application creates a high-resolution panorama that seamlessly combines the original images. The stitched panorama can be shared with friends and viewed in 3D by uploading it to the Photosynth web site. Or the panorama can be saved in a wide variety of image formats, from common formats like JPEG and TIFF to the multiresolution tiled format used by Silverlight’s Deep Zoom and by the HD View and HD View SL panorama viewers.
New Features in Version 1.3.3:
    • Accelerated stitching on multiple CPU cores
    • Ability to publish, view, and share panoramas on the Photosynth web site
    • Support 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 panoramas
    • Support for input images with 8 or 16 bits per component
Additional Features:
    • State-of-the-art stitching engine
    • Automatic exposure blending
    • Choice of planar, cylindrical, or spherical projection
    • Orientation tool for adjusting panorama rotation
    • Automatic cropping to maximum image area
    • Native support for 64-bit operating systems
    • Wide range of output formats, including JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, HD Photo, and Silverlight Deep Zoom


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BLAKE was a Microsoft MVP and award winning programmer with over 20+ years experience providing complete Windows and networking support for small to medium sized businesses. BLAKE is also Jazz Musician and Instructor for residential clients on the Los Angeles West Side.
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