Mac S/W for photo stitching

mercphotomercphoto Bill JuraszRegistered Users Posts: 4,550 Major grins
edited October 13, 2015 in Finishing School
I've got 3 overlapping scans of a wide document that I need to stitch/merge together. I'd use Photoshop but my CS5 copy no longer runs and I don't have a creative cloud license. What should I use? Affinity Photo won't do this. Thanks.
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  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,449 moderator
    edited September 28, 2015
    Do you have the new version of Lightroom? It does a pretty decent job. I'm afraid I don't know much about the Mac software world. If you can give me access to the originals, I'd be glad to stitch them and send you the result. PM me if interested.
  • mercphotomercphoto Bill Jurasz Registered Users Posts: 4,550 Major grins
    edited September 28, 2015
    No lightroom for me. I'm using Aperture until it dies, will move to Photos for OS-X once its reasonably feature-rich. I will take you up on your offer Richard if I can't find a solution for me to do it myself. Thanks!
    Bill Jurasz - Mercury Photography - Cedar Park, TX
    A former sports shooter
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  • Lille UlvenLille Ulven Lille Ulven ScandinaviaRegistered Users Posts: 563 Major grins
    edited September 29, 2015
    Well if you are willing to do some "hand stitching" you could use GIMP - it is freeware has much of the functionality that you might know from Photoshop and runs on a Mac as good as on Windows or Linux :)
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  • mercphotomercphoto Bill Jurasz Registered Users Posts: 4,550 Major grins
    edited September 29, 2015
    Turns out I was able to manually merge them in Affinity Photo after all. My friend did an excellent job with aligning the scans, so I didn't have to do slight rotations or anything. Just literally drop the two scans on top of each other and move one side to side until it meshed with the other. I still invision a time I'll need stitching s/w in the future for times when things need more complicated stitching, but for now, crisis averted. :)
    Bill Jurasz - Mercury Photography - Cedar Park, TX
    A former sports shooter
    Follow me at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bjurasz/
    My Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/mercphoto?ref=hdr_shop_menu
  • mercphotomercphoto Bill Jurasz Registered Users Posts: 4,550 Major grins
    edited October 1, 2015
    Need a bump on this. Will have another need for this software in a week or so and this time Affinity Photo and doing the merging manually probably will not work. Will likely have a dozen or so overlapping images that I need stitched into one larger image. I will be very careful with camera alignment and keeping the focal length from getting too wide so that I don't introduce keystoning and other assorted geometric errors in the images. Might have close to 30 images come to think of it.
    Bill Jurasz - Mercury Photography - Cedar Park, TX
    A former sports shooter
    Follow me at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bjurasz/
    My Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/mercphoto?ref=hdr_shop_menu
  • RichardRichard Mildly bemused Madrid, SpainAdministrators, Vanilla Admin Posts: 19,449 moderator
    edited October 1, 2015
    Google shows a number of free panorama utilities for Mac. Have you tried any of them?
  • cmasoncmason Old dog, new tricks Raleigh, NCRegistered Users Posts: 2,506 Major grins
    edited October 13, 2015
    I have had pretty good luck with Hugin in the past...havent used it lately, but worth a shot:

    http://hugin.sourceforge.net/
  • mercphotomercphoto Bill Jurasz Registered Users Posts: 4,550 Major grins
    edited October 13, 2015
    I've downloaded that as well, and looking at the PhotoStitch from the Mac App Store as well. Might be as long as 10 days before I can capture the photos I need to stitch but I have some options! Not sure yet if I need just a line of photos to stitch, or a matrix of photos to stitch. If just a simple line then I have some Olympus software that will also stitch for me.
    Bill Jurasz - Mercury Photography - Cedar Park, TX
    A former sports shooter
    Follow me at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bjurasz/
    My Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/mercphoto?ref=hdr_shop_menu
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