Input, Processing, Output
It's that simple.
The fully automated LizardQ capture process is complemented by fully automatic image processing. The Stitcher's job is to group an unsorted collection of raw image files into individual full spherical images, rename the files accordingly, line them up nicely and generate perfectly stitched HDR panoramas.
There is no need to manually sort your images, align them or to set so-called "control points" for the stitching process.
Panorama previewDisplay a preview image along with detailed image information, even before you start processing.
LizardQ Stitcher is fast
With the LizardQ capturing "camera raw" image files to assure the best possible image quality,
there comes a challenge:
to cope with the massive amount of data in a full HDR panoramic image.
Existing third-party stitching software was just too slow and often required
a human to identify sets of images, correct alignment errors and such.
That's why we did our own. No manual intervention, and optimized to be just fast.
Mac and PCWe build our software to work equally well on the major desktop platforms: Windows and Mac OS. Even ask for a Linux version if you need one.
What else can you do with the LizardQ Stitcher?
- Rearrange panoramic images in the processing queue (put the one you need first at the top)
- Stop and re-start processing at any time (free your computer up for other tasks when needed)
- Generate different output file formats and file sizes (RADIANCE and OpenEXR supported, JPEG for tone-mapped images)
- Set the desired resolution of the output HDR image
- Automatically insert your logo into the black spot at the bottom (where your tripod was)
- Read out GPS locations
- Set advanced processing options (white balance, temporary files, etc)
- …and that's about it. Really not much to learn or get wrong. That's the point, actually.
Tone mapping and cube facesA panoramic image formatted to cube faces can come in handy for a variety of applications – some viewers require it, various 3D laser scanning software can use them to map RGB image data onto 3D point clouds. Our software produces cube faces as individual tone mapped JPEG files for just that purpose.
LizardQ Stitcher includes a full spherical HDR viewer component, named LizardQ Viewer. The viewer is also available as a standalone variant that can be freely distributed.