- Open Hugin on your computer. If you are working on your own computer, you may download and install Hugin for free by visiting: http://hugin.sourceforge.net/
- With Hugin open, select your panoramic series of images by clicking on the “Load Images” button. [premium content]
- If you know your lens focal length, you can manually type it into the camera & lens box. If not, the default values will be fine.
- Next, click on the “Align” button to begin aligning the source images automatically. This process can take some time. The better your source images are, the better these automatic results will be.
- Once the automatic alignment is complete, a box will pop up letting you know the results of the automatic process. Typically there will be some “unconnected image groups” and you will need to manually add control points. (hint: the image groups will be listed on the “Assistant” tab below the Align button.)
- Click on the “Control Points” tab and select a pair of images to assign control points (ideally these images will be in two different “unconnected image groups”)[premium content]
- After you have assigned control points for all images, select the Stitcher tab. Select a projection type of “Equirectangular.” Leave the default values for “Field of View.” Click on the “Calculate Optimal Size” button to get the largest version of your final stitched panorama. (Optional: You may wish to create a second “web friendly” version by typing “2048” in the Width box, you can also reduce the file size in Photoshop later).[/dtfahide][/dtfahide]
- Click on the Stitch Now button and select your flash drive as the destination. Hugin will now assemble your images into one panoramic image.