LINK: Image Composite Editor (ICE)

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Microsoft Research have released the Image Composite Editor (referred to as ICE by some, including the installer). It is ‘an advanced panoramic image stitcher’. It’s only 3MB and does a very nice job. It’s also very fast.

Here’s two photos from our trip to New York that I stitched together. Plus I used the perspective tool to add some interest.

New York

Just for fun I tried to stitch together two completely unrelated photos. Here’s the result:

User FAIL

And here’s 3 shots of Grand Central Station that it stitched together beautifully.

Central Station

The only thing missing is a copy to clipboard button. Currently you have to export everything to a file and then open it in another program in order to copy it into a document.

(via John OBrien on LiveSide)

4 comments

  • Quick question: were you able to get the Perspective view to work? I took a compositie of 12 images, and the panorama looks like a cylinder projection. When I go to the Perspective view, parallel lines remain parallel, but when I say Apply it goes back to the more distorted view. Did you have that problem?

  • Quick question: were you able to get the Perspective view to work? I took a compositie of 12 images, and the panorama looks like a cylinder projection. When I go to the Perspective view, parallel lines remain parallel, but when I say Apply it goes back to the more distorted view. Did you have that problem?

  • Hi Michael,
    Yes the perspective view worked fine for me. I only stitched 2 photos together however (as shown above) so perhaps the number impacts the functionality… seems weird though.
    Craig

  • Hi Michael,
    Yes the perspective view worked fine for me. I only stitched 2 photos together however (as shown above) so perhaps the number impacts the functionality… seems weird though.
    Craig

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