This is a simple utility that tries to do one thing and one thing only, letting you merge multiple photos into one. Supported input formats: JPG, TIF (8bit per channel) Supported output format: JPG, TIF (8bpc), TIFF(16bpc) Merge arlgorithm: fancy average. There are two image alignment methods available from this app: ORB and ECC. They both work ok to some extend. A sturdy tripod usually gives much better result in image alignment. There are a number of reasons one might wanted to merge multiple photos into one: 1) Image noise removal, stacking multiple images helps improving the final image's signal to noise ratio. The amount of SNR improvement is equal to the square root of the number of photos in the stack. (so by stacking 4 images together, you reduce the noise by half, etc etc) 2) Create special effects, stack mulitple photos of the night sky to create circular star trails, or stack multple short exposures of waterfalls to create a long exposure effect with silky smooth water. Google 'photo stacking' for more creative ideas.
What’s new in this version
v.1.1.21 - Add exception handling for ECC alignment. v.1.1.20 - Reduce some memory usage - Add option for setting alignment baseline image v.1.1.17 - Move merge process off UI thread v.1.1.13 - Add link to online help for the alignment parameters v.1.1.12 - New app name - Add option to specify sampling grid size for matching visual features - Change default ORB alignment transform to translate/rotate/scale. Perspective/homography option can be manually turned on. v.1.1.9 - Update win2D library to 1.22.0 v.1.1.8 - Replace progress content dialog with a progress ring - Additional exception handling in exporting files v.1.1.4 - Some additional exception handling. v.1.1.3 -Initial version
- Merge multiple photos into one
- Support image alignment: ORB or ECC
- Common file format in/out for easy integration with popular image editors