Thursday, March 3, 2011

Create wonderful panoramas with "Calico Panorama"

Calico an intelligent panorama finder, designed with ease of use in mind.

To quote the homepage:
"Intelligent panorama finder - Simply drop a folder full of your vacation photos into Calico and Calico will figure out which photographs should be made into panoramas and which photographs are single images."




Usage is indeed very simple, in this example i just use some pictures i made out of my office window.
Pressing "Load" will open a file dialog where you can select the photos you want to use for your panorama.

Now you can do some adjustments, but most times you can just press "Align"...

...which, after a few seconds, gives you a preview of the panorama.
Now you can export the picture in various formats and sizes.
And here is the result:


As you see its quite simple and fast to make impressive panoramas, in this post i only covered Calico v1, but if you buy it you get v2 as well which gives you more customizations and options to play around with.
I prefer v1 cause its simple, easy to use and gives fast results.



PS: here are the source images











54 comments:

obi said...

cool post very helpful.

baxxman said...

Really cool! Thanks, check the mac apps on my blog if you like
Baxxmans

Robert Fünf said...

That's awesome. If I took a lot of panorama shots, I would definitely use this.

Venus said...

OMG technology is awesome...

PvtCarlin said...

This is very awesome. It takes forever to do this manually.

ed said...

thats really cool, the edges have to be fixed though

Killy said...

thats cool man . continue pleaaaase

Renar said...

Well that saves a lot of work for a person who's using photoshop or other apps for that

Kim Anders said...

thats cool!

Jung said...

Skeptical, but sweet if it works well.

Adventure Person said...

That came out nice!

rinns said...

cool post n__n

Spongeworthy said...

i used to do it by hand before this.

Ugh said...

awesome piece of software!

Raini said...

thx for this info

The Angry Lurker said...

That's not bad and quite useful.

Harvenger said...

very nice man, nice indeed.

Ross said...

those look really awesome!

JakeM said...

Nice! Will have to check this one out.

Evan said...

Seems cool. Ive always liked panoramic photos.

-Evan
http://ducks2nucks.blogspot.com/
http://812photography.blogspot.com/

A said...

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat.

That's sick...

TheLake said...

Looks easy to do, but i'm not to keen on the look of panoramas myself

C.M. said...

Pretty good panorama tool. Though you have to be careful to rotate the camera on the center focal point, not just turn it around the tripod.

A Beer for the Shower said...

Wow, that's very cool. And easy to use. Nice find!

Malkavian said...

gonna try it out thx for the heads up

Questions said...

Cool. Might use this on my new iPad 2.

thenitefalls said...

Will be good for nature pics :D

-DO- said...

great! going to check this out

Copyboy said...

That's so cool. Now all i have to do is take a vacation. :)

Joefiss said...

Really cool, will try it out.

Rachel Neilson said...

I shall use this in the future.

Killy said...

awesoooooooooooommmme

Joe Somebody said...

this is getting me closer to getting a macbook air.

Rabidmoose said...

Could be useful, I'll check it out.

Dj DeKu said...

Very helpful post.

Shadowman 6 said...

There was a panorama setting on my phone, it wasn't a smart phone either. It was a great feature but the user, me, was flawed. Thanks for the heads up. I can't find myself using a Mac OS anytime soon, though. Maybe, just maybe. They seem to have better music production software.

Something Concupiscible said...

That is a very cool program.

Raw said...

Cool that's really useful, nice post!

Ray Rousell said...

Interesting idea, thanks!

Con Queso said...

WOW, that's awesome. I took a few panoramic photos and this would help if I didn't already stitch them together haha.

The Game Store Guy said...

WOW! This is an amazing piece of technology. I really need this for my photography.

Krumpel said...

Panoramic photos are amazing and this indeed is a useful soft :D

Tracerz said...

That's really neat! It looks like the photographs don't have to be "panoramic" photographs to begin with, just pictures of about the same area. =P
.. I might have to try this out!

Josh said...

My girlfriend will love this

Assange No.1 Fan said...

Hahahah that's INSANE. That program can solve puzzles.

ankmanpro said...

Definitely very useful.

Spike said...

sweet man, thanks

PekkaK said...

Calico is good app, been using it for a while now.

XXII said...

awesome post!

anonymous said...

another thanks!

PluckyP said...

My camera already does this trick but still neat none the less.

Patti D. said...

that software is awesome!

Baws said...

cool beans man...

amBored said...

wow this is great