What to use for Pano instead of Microsoft ICE

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Jeffry7 Regular Member • Posts: 405
What to use for Pano instead of Microsoft ICE

Hi Folks,

I found out to my horror that you can't download Microsoft ICE from the Microsoft ICE website. I had switched to ICE from Hugin and found it much easier to use. It even allowed me to deal with a difficult pano that was shot out of a small airplane window as it was turning.

So I am kinda bummed I can't get it anymore.

What should I use instead?

I can try Hugin again I suppose. But is there something that is easier to make sense of, or maybe better documented?

Thanks!

Lihkin
Lihkin Senior Member • Posts: 2,813
Re: What to use for Pano instead of Microsoft ICE

Jeffry7 wrote:

Hi Folks,

I found out to my horror that you can't download Microsoft ICE from the Microsoft ICE website. I had switched to ICE from Hugin and found it much easier to use. It even allowed me to deal with a difficult pano that was shot out of a small airplane window as it was turning.

So I am kinda bummed I can't get it anymore.

What should I use instead?

I can try Hugin again I suppose. But is there something that is easier to make sense of, or maybe better documented?

Thanks!

I use Photoshop CC and it works really well. Do you have access to that? The following is 6 shots stitched using CC. Since it was so far away, I didn't even have to use a nodal rail.

Cheers,

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Lan Senior Member • Posts: 2,755
Re: What to use for Pano instead of Microsoft ICE

Hugin is hard to beat from a price perspective

I quite like PTgui

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PS or LR

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Photoshop Elements.

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Captain Hook
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PTGui?
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As regarding to performance and blending oneven skies; I think PTGui is the best.

Large high-res panos stitch in a matter of seconds; because of GPU support.

But it comes at a price...

Documentation and support (!) is simply existent AND ok.

Some recent PTGui stitches:

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/64899746

etcetera, etcetera...

More eye candy:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/chasa-imago/albums/72157632682673775

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Ken Barley Forum Member • Posts: 68
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Apparently MS ICE can still be downloaded from Wayback Machine

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/questions/252274/how-to-download-image-composite-editor-20.html

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Re: What to use for Pano instead of Microsoft ICE

Jeffry7 wrote:

Hi Folks,

I found out to my horror that you can't download Microsoft ICE from the Microsoft ICE website. I had switched to ICE from Hugin and found it much easier to use. It even allowed me to deal with a difficult pano that was shot out of a small airplane window as it was turning.

So I am kinda bummed I can't get it anymore.

What should I use instead?

I can try Hugin again I suppose. But is there something that is easier to make sense of, or maybe better documented?

Thanks!

https://download.cnet.com/Image-Composite-Editor-64-Bit/3000-2192_4-75207152.html

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tdl53 Forum Member • Posts: 55
Re: What to use for Pano instead of Microsoft ICE
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Affinity Photo is now $24.99.  It will do panoramas, focus stacking, object exclusion stacking, exposure stacking (HDR),  and astrophotography stacking, all directly from raw files, as well as being a full-featured image editor.

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