Program Version: 10.0.7
Official site: ptgui.com
Microsoft Windows (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8). Recommended minimum of 1 GB of free disk space (for temporary files). PTGui is working fine even with 1 GB of RAM (but slow).
The program for creating panoramic images from individual photos. Has very powerful features and it is accessible even to beginners, as it has two modes of operation – Simple, designed for beginners (in this case, you can literally two clicks to gather quite a high quality panorama), and Advanced Advanced, designed for professionals. Ready project is stored as a laminated file, which allows, if necessary, manually correct result. Among other features of the program include a preview image with different settings without having to wait until the image processing is performed, format support .psb, preservation templates with frequently used settings, create HDR-panoramas. With the help of PTGui can create spherical panorama, cylindrical or flat. The most important change is moderenizatsiya internal structure of the program has been going for over two years: PTGui 10 has a new mechanism of bonding images of redesigned work from scratch for better performance on modern hardware. On computers with the new graphics card (GPU) new stitchers uses OpenCL to accelerate the GPU, but the CPU performance has also been greatly improved. For some projects, we have increased productivity by 10 times compared with the previous version!
In addition to the instruments of the publication on the website, PTGui 10 includes a module view of spherical panoramas for local viewing. Spherical panoramas can now be viewed with PTGui without the need to install third party software. Standalone module, it can scan any equirectangular panorama in TIFF or a JPEG, stored on your computer.
Finally, the Pro version includes a new Tone Mapper. It is simple to set up and gives a very natural results. New Tone Mapper can now be enabled even for non-HDR panoramas, improving the quality of panoramic scenes with high contrast.
PS: Sorry for the slightly crooked translation
All changes counting from version 10.0:
Version 10.0.7 (25 September 2014)
Tone mapper improvements: previously the tone mapper could give artifacts in the form of colored pixels in dark areas. Tone mapping quality in general is improved. A Compression slider has been added: higher compression will allow a higher dynamic range to be compressed, lower compression gives more natural looking results. And there's a new Saturation slider to control the vibrancy of the colors.
Fix: Using Viewpoint Correction for all images could result in a blurry panorama
Fix: Running the Batch Builder on folders containing raw images caused PTGui to crash
Fix: Mac: Error during installation: 'PTGui Pro can not be opened because the identity of the developer can not be confirmed.'
Version 10.0.6 (5 September 2014)
Fix: GPU stitching was slow on Windows 7 with certain NVIDIA cards
Fix: PTGui could crash upon startup with certain outdated buggy GPU drivers. A bad driver or faulty hardware can still cause PTGui to crash when running a GPU stitch, but PTGui should offer to disable GPU acceleration upon the next startup.
Fix: Windows: double clicking a .ptgbatch (Batch List) file launched the batch stitcher but the batch list was not loaded. (On Mac double clicking .ptgbatch files is currently not supported)
Fix: over exposed areas in raw files could have a color tint
Fix: to prevent possible Out of Memory errors the default RAM usage in the 32 bit version of PTGui has been reduced. This can be overridden as always in Options – Advanced. The 64 bit version is not affected.
Fix: error 'CL_INVALID_WORK_ITEM_SIZE' when stitching on certain older AMD GPUs
Fix: error 'Assertion failed: m_HaveSourceBitmap' when stitching certain projects
Version 10.0.5 (14 August 2014)
Fix: Version 10.0.4 failed to launch on computers without support for OpenCL
Version 10.0.4 (14 August 2014)
If an OpenCL error occurs during stitching, PTGui will ask whether to disable GPU acceleration
Options / Preferences – Advanced: now shows the GPU driver version for the selected OpenCL device
Create Panorama tab: if supported OpenCL devices are available, shows whether stitching takes place on the CPU or GPU
GPU stitching on the 2013 Mac Pro works again. PTGui is limited to using 2GB of GPU memory on this machine.
The default blending feather (for new projects) is now sharper, to reduce problems with ghosting. This can be customized as always by moving the slider in the Create Panorama tab.
Fix: RAW images in portrait format were loaded incorrectly. Could ao lead to problems finding control points.
Fix: images with corrupt EXIF data would be loaded as completely black
Version 10.0.3 (7 August 2014)
Speed improvements in GPU stitching on certain systems
Fix: rotated images with EXIF 'Orientation' tag were not loaded properly. Could ao lead to problems finding control points.
Fix: for spherical panoramas the blended panorama had a slightly reduced contrast compared to the source images
Fix: Mac: for images with individual lens parameters, changing the lens type in the Image Parameters tab was not possible.
Fix: Mac: Batch Stitcher failed to launch on OS 10.5
Version 10.0.2 (6 August 2014)
Fix: error 'Assertion failed' when switching images in control points tab
Fix: Mac: scrolling direction (when swiping) in the Control Points and Mask tab was reversed
Fix: If the panorama (or blend plane) consisted of only one image, the mask of that image would be ignored
Fix: Error in Batch Builder: “The dimensions of this image are different from the image dimensions recorded in the project file.”
Fix: 'Settings' button in Create Panorama tab was greyed out for JPEG output
Fix: PTGui crashed upon startup on Mac OS 10.5
Fix: PTGui crashed on certain systems when doing Help – System Information
GPU acceleration will be disabled by default for certain outdated AMD drivers with known bugs
GPU acceleration will be disabled by default for the 2013 Mac Pro because it does not work correctly.
Version 10.0.1 (31 July 2014)
Fix: Stitching could be aborted with various OpenCL errors, or PTGui could crash
Fix: 'Assertion failed' error in exposure fusion preview
Version 10.0 (29 July 2014)
Major update! For an overview see What's new in PTGui 10.
A new blazing fast, GPU accelerated stitching engine. Up to 10 times faster stitching!
PTGui now comes with a standalone viewer (Windows and Mac) for equirectangular panoramas. The viewer can also be used outside of PTGui. It supports full screen display on Windows and mac. On mac the trackpad can be used for navigation (swipe and pinch). The viewer can be launched through Tools – PTGui Viewer and via the View / Preview functions in PTGui.
New tone mapping algorithm for HDR panoramas with very natural looking results (Pro version)
The tone mapper (PTGui Pro only) can now be used for LDR panoramas as well. This works great for boosting the shadows in a non-bracketed panorama and can (at low ISO) avoid the need to shoot bracketed images.
New menu Images – Select: this allows for example to delete all images outside the visible area of the panorama. Or in conjunction with the yellow crop lines in the panorama editor, to delete images any rectangular area of the panorama.
Options / Preferences – Advanced: RAM usage is now specified as an absolute number of megabytes; previously this was set as a percentage of available RAM
Faster loading of uncompressed tiff images from spinning hard disks (reduced chance of disk thrashing)
HDR / Exposure tab: section 'HDR' has been reworded
Windows: The installer now adds PTGui to the 'Send To' context menu in Explorer. In Explorer you can select a set of images to be stitched, right click and choose 'Send to -> PTGui'.
'Set optimum size' button now directly picks the optimum size (formerly 'maximum size' in the popup menu). The options 'For print' and 'For web' have been removed.
Changes in the way external viewers are configured: In Options / Preferences – Advanced now up to 3 applications can be configured. These applications will be shown in the popup list under the View button (Create Panorama tab) and Preview button (Preview tab). The new PTGui Viewer is always included for equirectangular panoramas.
PTGui now checks upon startup whether the configured temporary folders exist and can be written to; it will warn if there is a problem.
Slightly improved detail in exposure fused result in areas with saturated colors
Updated dcraw to version 9.22
Added EXIF sensor size data for a number of cameras
Fix: mac: several windows had a keyboard shortcut Cmd + C for the Close or Cancel button. This would override the keyboard shortcut for copying to clipboard. These windows can now be closed using the Esc key and copying can be done using Cmd + C.
Fix: mac: if individual lens settings were used, PTGui would crash if the lens type for an image was changed in the Image Parameters tab
Fix: Minor layout issues in main window
Fix: Blending artifacts when stitching RAW images
Fix: Blending artifacts when generating HDR panoramas
Fix: PTGui web viewer will no longer use CSS3D in Firefox under Linux, due to rendering bugs in this browser
Fix: PTGui web viewer previously had a minimum size of approximately 300 pixels, causing problems on small (smartphone) screens
Removed support for 16 bit linear HDR output: previously PTGui Pro could save HDR output in a 16 bit fixed point TIFF or PSD file. This is no longer possible, HDR output is now 32 bit floating point or 16 bit half float EXR. Note that this was a rarely used feature, and regular 16 bit output is still fully supported for low dynamic range and tone mapped output.
PTStitcher is no longer supported
The 'Use Quicktime Player' option for previewing has been removed (current QuickTime versions do not support panoramas anymore)
The procedure for treatment:
In no case did not give the program to go to the home site, for this we need to change the file hosts (C: WINDOWSsystem32driversetc), add the lines
or after installation without starting PTGui, create a rule in the firewall.
Becoming, register key from the kit and use the FOSI.