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Hugin-2011.0.0_beta3 RELEASE NOTES


Hugin is more than just a panorama stitcher. A new version is available.

Hugin can be found at
* SourceForge:
* Launchpad:


The purpose of the schedule is to make the process as predictable as possible
so that contributors can plan for their own contributions (e.g. translations
and bug fixes) and distributors can plan for the binary builds.

The schedule is just an indication. The release will happen when it is ready.


The 2010.4beta3 source tarball can be downloaded
* from sourceforge at

* from launchpad at

This is a source code release. For executables see below.

This tarball is equivalent to rev/changeset 5114:dc55ab270363 in our Mercurial
repository, where it is also tagged 2011.0beta3

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60f65a73c98986004ddacf5d4fee64dbab3e8166 hugin-2011.0.0_beta3.tar.bz2


Users communities produce executables for their respective platforms.

A number of users have built recent snapshots and executables are likely to be
announced within a few days of this tarball release.

Watch for the announcements of binary
releases. If you don't see a binary for your platform it has most likely not
been produced yet. Consider stepping up to the task. Instructions at

Announce your build on


Updated since the last beta tarball:
* British English (Garreth Jones)
* Dutch (Harry van der Wolf)
* German (Carl von Einem)
* Hungarian (Lajos Höss)
* Italian (Cristian Marchi)

New strings have been added. Now is a good time to help update your language.
Instructions at


To promote artists using Hugin the project will adopt a user-contributed
artwork to enrich the splash screen of this release. Selection of the
artwork is by popular vote.

Vote at

Details at

Voting goes on until a few days before the first release candidate.

If you miss this cycle you may get an opportunity to enter your
artwork for the next release cycle.


Only two months have passed since our last release and yet there have been
major changes. Hugin's own control point generator CPFind has been
significantly improved; the last project from the 2010 Google Summer of Code
has been integrated; many general improvements have been made.

_Improved Built-in Control Points Generator_

CPFind's detection ability has been significantly improved, especially for
wide angle (> FOV 65°) images, fisheye images, and rotated images. Anecdotal
evidence shows it to be more accurate than any other CP detector ever used
with Hugin. A thorough, scientific comparison against other CP detectors
is welcome. If you have well formed comparison results, please publish a link
on the Hugin mailing list at

_Improved Fast Preview_

An Overview pane has been added to the Fast Preview window. Users can now
interact with the panosphere like in a virtual reality viewer in real time
and visualize all areas of the panorama with little distortion, including
the zenith and nadir that are typically excessively distorted in the flat

It is now possible to drag individual images or arbitrary groups of images
on the panosphere in the fast preview.

A new gray point picker has been added for visual white balance correction.

_Registration of Stereo Images_

align_image_stack is commonly used for the alignment of slightly misaligned
images, e.g. for creating a High Dynamic Range image from multiple exposures
when the camera was hand held.

It has been extended with additional functionality for the registration of
stereo images.

_Other Improvements_

* Man pages are now compressed and the generation is integrated in the CMake
  process (Linux).
* New Thoby projection modeling 10.5mm Nikkor fisheye lens.
* Improved support for some keyboard shortcuts.
* New Preferences: output file format (LDR only).
* This release has the usual bugfixes and adds minor features.

_Libraries and Build_

* CMake 2.8 or newer is now required
* Support has been added for gcc-4.6 compiler
* Libpano13 needs to be at least 2.9.18

_Control point generators_

Since 2010.4 Hugin ships with its own 'Patent Free' control point generator.
Third-party generators are still supported through the plug-in architecture.
CPFind is the recommended control point generator and the only one that has
the endorsement of the Hugin project team.


Upgrading from previous versions of Hugin should be seamless. If you do have
problems with old settings, these can be reset in the Preferences by clicking
'Load defaults'.

It is strongly recommended to set the default control point detector to
Hugin's CPFind.


Users compiling from source refer to the dependencies listed at

and the build processes listed at

More information in the README and INSTALL_cmake files and at


Thanks to all the contributors to this release and members of the hugin-ptx
mailing list, too many to mention here.

Hugin can be found at and at


View the full changelog


2011-03-13 19:51 +0100 tmodes <tmodes> (f9e2e6ed3e61)

  * src/hugin1/hugin/GLPreviewFrame.cpp:
  Set image toggle button size to default Last changes results in too
  big buttons

2011-03-13 19:51 +0100 tmodes <tmodes> (dc7e1537f2b7)

  * src/hugin1/hugin/AboutDialog.cpp:
  Revert partially some changes: m_logo is no pointer, so don't set to

2011-03-13 14:20 -0400 Yuval Levy <email address hidden> (3a274f80c25f)

  * src/hugin1/hugin/AboutDialog.cpp:
  trying to fix bug# 733793

2011-03-13 13:19 -0400 Yuval Levy <email address hidden> (aa3b40f4ad21)

  * CMakeLists.txt:
  no need to specify branch with --follow options of hg log

2011-03-13 13:14 -0400 Yuval Levy <email address hidden> (73db84749bfd)

  * src/hugin1/hugin/GLPreviewFrame.cpp:
  toggle buttons in fast preview were still too small on default

2011-03-13 16:17 +0100 tmodes <tmodes> (0b204475079d)

  * src/hugin1/hugin/AboutDialog.cpp:
  Fixes crash in about window [733793]

2011-03-13 15:26 +0100 tmodes <tmodes> (35210d7fd5f4)

  * src/hugin1/hugin/GLPreviewFrame.cpp, src/hugin1/hugin/MainFrame.cpp:
  Fixes initialisation of overview window on Mac [731734]

2011-03-13 09:12 +0100 tmodes <tmodes> (5f15f569cdc8)

  * src/hugin1/hugin/MainFrame.cpp, src/hugin1/hugin/PanoPanel.cpp,
  src/hugin1/hugin/huginApp.cpp, src/hugin_base/hugin_utils/utils.cpp,
  Propose correct and valid filename for saving project and stitching

2011-03-12 11:35 -0500 Yuv Mobile <email address hidden> (315050341fea)

  * CMakeLists.txt:
  update log generating command for the specific branch

2011-03-11 17:54 +0100 tmodes <tmodes> (45dc653144f3)

  * src/hugin_base/panodata/SrcPanoImage.cpp:
  Fixes metadata reading for newer Olympus cameras [732359] The used
  tag FocalPlaneDialog was moved into Equipment sub-directory. So try
  to read from this sub-directory.

2011-03-09 20:25 +0100 tmodes <tmodes> (2c3545696c83)

  * src/translations/hu.po:
  Updated hungarian translation (Lajos Höss)

2011-03-07 18:04 +0100 tmodes <tmodes> (6fcad1e7af5c)

  * src/hugin1/PT/PanoCommand.h, src/hugin1/hugin/LensPanel.cpp:
  Fixes reset exposure on Lens panel The introduction of the
  CombinedPanoCommand in f71ccb911ead does not correctly reset the
  output exposure value of the panorama. Fixes this by an extra
  ResetMeanExposure PanoCommand.

2011-03-06 14:16 +0100 tmodes <tmodes> (a1d2b90c2c84)

  * src/hugin1/hugin/GLPreviewFrame.cpp:
  Update layout scale also for overview window after switching mode

2011-03-06 14:16 +0100 tmodes <tmodes> (d68e47ace668)

  * src/hugin1/hugin/OverviewOutlinesTool.cpp,
  Fixes some color/intensity issue in overview window

2011-03-06 14:15 +0100 tmodes <tmodes> (95db7bd4c3b4)

  * src/hugin1/hugin/PanosphereSphereTool.cpp,
  Draw panosphere above images and not below [726186]

2011-03-01 18:30 +0100 harryvanderwolf <email address hidden> (3e3907665346)

  * src/translations/nl.po:
  Updated dutch translation

2011-03-01 13:53 +0100 mcri <mcri> (94e1c2bfc34b)

  * src/translations/it.po:
  Updated Italian translation

2011-03-02 18:39 +0100 tmodes <tmodes> (4ef317be5962)

  * src/hugin1/hugin/GLPreviewFrame.cpp:
  Fixes crash in gray color picker [727449]

2011-03-01 19:55 +0100 tmodes <tmodes> (54ebce159126)

  * src/hugin1/hugin/MainFrame.cpp:
  Set explicit focus for main window for GTK Should improve keyboard

2011-03-01 19:55 +0100 tmodes <tmodes> (b39b4d4cd881)

  * src/hugin1/hugin/PreferencesDialog.cpp:
  Fixes background color for wxWidgets 2.9

2011-03-01 20:24 +0100 tmodes <tmodes> (62873b20703b)

  * src/translations/de.po:
  Small typo in german translation

2011-02-28 20:13 +0100 harryvanderwolf <email address hidden> (f608c0cb7086)

  * mac/Hugin.xcodeproj/project.pbxproj:
  [OSX] lots of minor changes to XCode project to make it compilable
  again after many trunk changes

2011-02-28 19:06 -0500 Yuval Levy <email address hidden> (5338677e592c)

  * src/translations/de.po:
  Updated de translation (Carl von Einem)

2011-02-28 19:06 -0500 Yuval Levy <email address hidden> (09e740e2e279)

  * src/translations/en_GB.po:
  Updated en_GB translation (Gareth Jones)

2011-02-28 18:58 -0500 Yuval Levy <email address hidden> (0beb7742c736)

  * CMakeLists.txt:
  CMake 2.8 is now required (Peter Suetterlin)

2011-02-28 22:48 +0100 tmodes <tmodes> (a65c180a1da2)

  * src/hugin_base/nona/Stitcher.h:
  Save also ICC profile in output [709561]

2011-02-28 22:18 +0100 tmodes <tmodes> (8ff99198712a)

  * src/hugin_base/algorithms/nona/NonaImageStitcher.cpp,
  src/hugin_base/algorithms/nona/NonaImageStitcher.h: deleted file.
  * src/hugin_base/CMakeLists.txt,
  Remove unused files

2011-02-28 19:41 +0100 tmodes <tmodes> (038c0de240d6)

  * src/hugin1/hugin/AboutDialog.cpp, src/hugin1/hugin/AboutDialog.h:
  Fixes crash in about dialog [726318] Some code cleanup

2011-02-28 18:58 +0100 tmodes <tmodes> (e7275252ca9f)

  * src/hugin1/hugin/PreviewColorPickerTool.cpp:
  Only probe active images with grey picker

0 blueprints and 14 bugs targeted

Bug report Importance Assignee Status
731734 #731734 SIGBUS in fast preview 2 Critical   10 Fix Released
696646 #696646 Windows: incorrect quoting in Makefile generation 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
709561 #709561 Hugin doesn't copy icc colour profiles to output 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
726186 #726186 Panosphere is drawn above the images 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
726318 #726318 hugin-2011.0.0-beta2 crashes when selecting 'help about' 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
726602 #726602 Updated en_GB translation 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
726739 #726739 German Translation 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
727406 #727406 Error during stitching a panorama in Windows 7 (32 bit Starter Edition) 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
727449 #727449 Grey picker crashes hugin 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
729607 #729607 perldoc errors and warnings 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
731081 #731081 Updated Hungarian translations, 2011.0.0 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
731217 #731217 setting for default project name is ignored 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
732359 #732359 use image metadata to determine crop-factor and hfov 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
733793 #733793 About window crashes on OSX for 2011.0 beta versions 1 Undecided   10 Fix Released
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