Matt Wright: Photographer (U.K.)
Livio De Luca
360 Tactical VR Ltd.
“I have been using Stitcher since it first came out. This is the best version yet. We create a lot of VR and use this product all the time. The auto stitching works well, except if your images have no real detail - then you can go in and use the manual stitching and get it done. It’s one of the fastest stitchers out there. And if you feel you are spending too much on the software, you save more money by being out shooting than in front of the computer!”
— Dennis Biela, Photographer - May 2009
“This is an easy-to-use, professional-grade program with a slick interface. Stitcher Unlimited 2009 integrates beautifully with Photoshop and produces top-quality results.”
“For new users Stitcher is very easy to use and produces high quality results with little effort, which for the busy professional is a winning combination. …Stitcher 2009 is the fastest version yet…"
— Andrew Williams, Professional Imagemaker magazine - April 2009
"Autodesk Stitcher does a simple job well. If you work with panoramic scenery, VR or fish-eye work, it’s a very effective and impressive means to create excellent multi-imagery effects."
— Tom Dennis, ImagineFX - March 2009
"Autodesk Stitcher Unlimited is incredibly easy to use...it works like magic. In a previous age, the creators of this product would have been subjected to ducking stools, dropped into local ponds, or burnt at the stake for witchcraft. It really is that good."
— Martyn Day, Develop3d - February 2009
"If you're looking to take panoramic or HDR photography seriously, Autodesk Stitcher Unlimited is perfect."
"I began stitching early in my conversion from film to digital photography, first to solve a problem in interior architectural shooting. I had the idea of using my SLR shift lens to make a series of exposures, rotating it at full shift between one frame and the next. This increased the file size, increased the angle of coverage, and gave me finer control over exposure, all while still using a DSLR rather than adding another camera format to my already overloaded bags. The key, however, had to be the stitching software. I researched all the available options—and still continue to do that. Autodesk Stitcher Unlimited sets the professional standard, and I’m not prepared to accept any compromise on image quality. I use it exclusively."
"For those users who are keenly interested in panorama creation, and who are looking for flexibility beyond auto functions, Autodesk Stitcher Unlimited 2009 is the ideal solution."
—Joern-Erik Burkert, Editor at PCgo magazine - December 2008
"I wanted to test the memory management of Autodesk® Stitcher™ Unlimited 2009 when creating a pano from 60 x 69.5 MB images—a total of 4.9 gigabytes of data. I also wanted to see what features were used to tone map the images within Stitcher. The shot was unique, not only from the HDR component, using a 5-image "stack," but also as all of the 60 images were comprised of people in a crowd, in motion. So each stack of images (12 separate stacks of 5 images each) had the potential to have an unimaginable number of "ghosted images" when stitched into a panorama. Combine that with the 30% overlap that each individual group of images requires for accurate stitching, and I think I came up with a pretty strong test of many of the Stitcher software's capabilities. The resulting image using the "Smart" blending method was superb, creating a 156 MB output TIFF image. I also had no need to remove any ghosting. An extremely successful outcome!"
"Since the beginning, Stitcher has consistently been the fastest and most user-friendly panoramic image editor. It remains the software of choice for our panoramic projects. Autodesk Stitcher 2009, with its graphics-accelerated previews and renders, as well as the new automated features, will make it even more indispensable to our panoramic workflows."