On 27 September 2011 22:51, Bruno Postle <bruno(a)postle.net> wrote:
On Tue 27-Sep-2011 at 22:12 +0100, Ian Malone wrote:
> Further question then while on the topic: libpano13 is apparently compiled
> with a 179 degree limit to avoid a patent on hemispherical coverage (aren't
> patents great?) does anyone know if that limit been circumvented? (The
> actual patent, not the number in the source code. I don't even know if it's
> much of a problem for single row panoramas anyway).
This patent covers input images, specifically stitching two >180° circular
fisheye photos into a single spherical image. As it happens nobody does
this because the quality is terrible. Professional photographers stitch
spherical panoramas from four or more normal fisheye shots and it all works
fine. i.e. I don't think there is any point rebuilding libpano13 without the
Good to know, thanks very much.