52 States in 8 Months

90° = π/2 of our apartment

Posted in Newark by Ulf on January 25, 2009

On the previous post I showed you the result of the hugin photo stitcher. Hugin works like this:

  1. First you take your photos and copy them to you computer.
  2. Then you import them all to hugin.
  3. Then you chose two photos and mark anchor points (that means you mark the same object on two different pictures).
  4. Then you start some optimization routines (this looks a bit like magic).
  5. Finally, Hugin will give you a stitched photo :-).

However, when I had an Olympus camera for some weeks in December, I tried its included “landscape picture” function. That camera will automatically create one large picture from about 3 or 4 single shots. The only drawback is that the resulting landscape pictures have a rather low resolution. Anyway, here is a 1.5708 rad view of our hallway:

Although I took this picture in December, I can promise you that it always looks the same. We are only using this hallway for walking through it and for storing stuff.

Anyway, I took some more pictures of this room yesterday. Let’s see how it looks like if hugin combines the pictures:

flur_panoramabild_hugin_whiteIt’s amazing, isn’t it? I took seven pictures altogether and it took my old computer about 1 hour to combine them. Hugin needed about 1gig of RAM while my computer only had 512 MB and additional 512MB of swap space, so the whole thing was at its very limit.

PS: These are the coordinates where I found errors so far: (10365,3354), (10593,3366), (11256,2535), (11277,1425), (11220,342). Do you notice more stitching failures?


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  1. Andreas said, on January 25, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    you should try Photosynth eben if you don’t like MS. Online, free and no need to mark any points.

  2. Martin said, on January 26, 2009 at 1:06 am

    If you thin your optimization routines are already magic look at this:


  3. Din Mor said, on January 26, 2009 at 5:52 am

    wow, was hast Du da für eine Luxuswohnung gezaubert! Und wie ist der Grundriss nun in Wirklichkeit?
    Jetzt habe ich aber wenigstens eine Erklärung für die Fotos von manchen superedlen Praxen, die man zuweilen in Propekten findet…

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