I've looked around a bit, but can't find a decent answer on the WWW...
I'm looking for an aftermarket stitching program to stitch images. The CS3 pano took works decently well for normal/easy images, but sometimes it really struggles. It has trouble with verticals especially. Also, images that have fewer easy common points (like water, or clouds) have a lot of failures in CS3.
I don't want to do 360 degree stitching, mostly just a series of 50mm or 35mm frames to produce a wide format image. I sometimes have to shot wider (24mm or even wider), and it would be nice to be able to stitch these as well, but things start getting weird when the FOV gets that wide. Maybe a better program can handle that better as well.
I'm looking for a robust stitching program that allows auto stitching but can also handle some of the more difficult stitching issues as well.
I have noticed that sometimes CS3's projection distortion is questionable as well, so something that would allow tweaking of this would be useful to make an image feel more correct and natural.
Has anyone seen a good review/writeup of what's out there right now? There's alot of information on the web, but most of it seems to be 5 years old now...
Or conversely, tell me what you think the best package is, and I'll look into it!