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The 2018.0 release of the open-source Hugin Panorama photo stitcher reached the first beta release a day ago.

Changes in Hugin 2018.0 include:

  • Several improvements for optimizer tabs (mark deselected images, allow changing optimizer variables for all selected images at once, option to ignore line cp)
  • hugin_stacker: New tool to stack overlapping images.
  • Hugin: Added option to disable auto-rotation of images in control point and mask editor.
  • Nona, verdandi and hugin_stacker can now write BigTIFF images (for files >4 GB).
  • Added expression parser to GUI: This allows to manipulate several image variables at once. (This is the same as running pto_var –set from the command line.)
  • Add user-defined assistant and expose it in the GUI. It allows to set up different assistant stategies without the need to recompiling. Provide also some examples (scanned images, multi-row panoramas with orphaned images, single-shot panorama

Download Hugin 2018.0 Beta:

The source tarball, Windows and Mac OS packages are available for download at the link below:

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For Ubuntu, Hugin Packages team offers three PPAs, though the Beta build is not available at the moment.

The Hugin panorama photo stitcher has reached the 2017.0.0 release. The official Ubuntu binary packages are now available via its PPA repository for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and derivatives.

Hugin is an easy to use cross-platform panoramic imaging toolchain based on Panorama Tools. With it, you can assemble a mosaic of photographs into a complete immersive panorama, stitch any series of overlapping pictures and much more.

The latest version 2017.0.0 is mainly a bug fix release. Changes include:

  • Several fixes for working with HDR images
  • Fixes handling of masks in cpfind when images needs remapping for cp finding.
  • Sometimes unsaved changes were disregarded without asking the user. Unsaved changes should now always require user confirmation.
  • Added special assistant variant for single image projects.
  • Display of final panorama dimensions on stitcher tab.
  • Extended the user defined output sequences
  • Use wxWidgets help windows instead of default browser
  • Other small improvements and translation updates.

How to install Hugin 2017 via PPA in Ubuntu:

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the official PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hugin/hugin-builds

Type in your password when prompts and hit Enter

2. Then launch Software Updater and upgrade the software after checking for updates.

How to Restore:

To revert back to the stock version of Hugin packages in your Ubuntu, purge the PPA via command:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:hugin/hugin-builds