Whilst doing some further testing of the new camera on the iPhone 3GS, I decided to create a panorama. In considering which software to use, I had two immediate options.
The latest version of Windows Live Photo Gallery which I use to manage my photo collection contains a ‘Create panoramic photo’ feature.
I also have Adobe Photoshop CS4 which includes ‘Photomerge’.
Naturally, my assumption had always been the expensive pro software would do a better job at stitching photos together. As demonstrated below, it seems this is not the case.
Whilst they may look a like, upon closer inspection, you’ll see there are actually significant stitching issues on the when using Photoshop.
So certainly in this instance, the free application, Windows Live Photo Gallery actually does a better job of panorama stitching.