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The Wild Side of Photography by Cyrill Harnischmacher

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Skillfully Twisted

There are two programs that I would like to recommend for turning your panoramas into little planets. The first is the freeware program Hugin (which also happens to be the best open source stitcher currently available), and the second is the commercial Flexify plug-in for Photoshop. Both programs are of equally high quality, are suitable for use with HDR images, and are available for Mac and Windows. Let’s take a look at Flexify first.

A finished equirectangular panorama image

Figure 18-5. A finished equirectangular panorama image

All of the settings are pulled together in one window and the large preview image makes working with the plug-in simple and intuitive. The most ...

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