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Hugin is a cross-platform program to create panoramic images by using multiple photos.

What are panoramic images? Take a look at the images below - pictures created with Hugin:

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(Image credits: Manυ, gadl @ flickr)

You can see a huge collection of examples, HERE.

Hugin uses the same open source library used by many other software including shareware like PTMac from Kekus Digital. Hugin is, however, free and you can start making panoramic photos without buying any expensive software or equipment. Unlike many similar software, Hugin considers the shapes of the lens and can adapt to the particular distortion profile of your camera.

For advanced users, Hugin also has many features for making panoramas with special equipment, including two types of fisheye lenses and more.

Versions 0.8 was recently released and among the new features are:
  • Fast Preview window
  • Celeste sky identification
  • New panorama projections
  • Batch Processor
  • Online help
  • Languages
  • Other improvements
  • Control point generators

Hugin is free, open-source and works on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. If you liked those images, proceed to downloading this great application:

Download Hugin | Ubuntu users: download .deb package of Hugin (latest version - 0.8)

(Linux: it should be available in your distribution repositories, but you may want to download the latest version from Hugin website)