Stitching Software Recommendations

I wanted to sorta continue the discussion that @MattiMalandro started in “Feature Requests”, but I want to hear what stand-alone programs others are using for photo stitching. As you might imagine, LR is giving warped and incomplete stitches, and it obviously has trouble with photos that have very little contrasting detail where a stitch would need to go. I’ve had other photos where there was lots of detail/information for stitching assistance, and LR would still botch it up.

Is there software out there that has performed the best with camera scanning, worked the best with film, free versus not free, any that work with raw files, or provides the best work flow with NLP? I’d like to hear your recommendations!

@Skippy, can you post an example?

I have had pretty good luck with LR stitches. Yes, there is some distortion (LR assumes you are panning camera from a fixed position), and that this affects all the rendering options.

I believe the solution to the distortion is the option, available only in PS, for “collage”. Per Adobe, this applies rotation and scaning, but not perspective. But, I haven’t found a good example.

Try PTgui you can do trial stitches they have a watermark on them but you can see how it does. I’ve been doing pinhole photos so my negs have a certain softness that does not seem to work with LR or PS but PTgui seemed to handle it with no problem.