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PhotoStitcher 1.0 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — PhotoStitcher 1.0

Photosticher is panoramic stiching software
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 472 48 comments

PhotoStitcher 1.0 was available as a giveaway on June 14, 2012!

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There's no need to manually go through messing around moving and aligning images! Now you can use PhotoStitcher to easily stitch images and get perfect panoramic photograph. You just snap some overlapping images and click Stitch button.

PhotoStitcher is a fully automatic image stitcher. Capable of stitching full view panoramas without any user input. This is a solution to stitch any panorama completely automatically, whether 1D (horizontal OR vertical) or 2D (horizontal AND vertical).

Top Reasons to use PhotoStitcher:

  • Works with any arrangement of overlapping photos taken from a single location;
  • Crop the result with automatic cropping;
  • Simple and intuitive interface. Just select images and click "Stitch";
  • Easy to get use & started;
  • Completely non-technical.

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7





File Size:

4.50 MB



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I installed on 64 bit Windows 7 and it works great!
Thanks GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Dan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Getting all kinds of malware warnings, malware Hoax.win32.ArchSMS.nwaa from Kapersky, definitions as of this am.

Says does not damage computer, but has weird Hoax message, i.e. reformatting hard drive. File is Photostitcher.exe.

What's up with this Photostitcher?

Reply   |   Comment by mylogn  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

She's another good one from Teorex to go with Inpaint.

These guys seem to have an excellent grasp of Photo Manipulation Software.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob M  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Giovanni is the MAN!
I love this guy's free alternatives.
Just showing my appreciation.
Do you have a private mailing list?

Reply   |   Comment by Vincent  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I recently spent several days trying autostitch software both paid and free. To my surprise, the best performers by far were Microsoft ICE and Autostitch. Both programs are free and do a fantastic job. Very simple and reliable. I've settled into using ICE exclusively because I found the controls easier to understand.

The sophisticated programs might be fine if you're willing to learn the complicated controls and spend a lot of time making manual adjustments. I needed something that working quickly and automatically, which ICE and Auotostitch do very well.

Reply   |   Comment by Wayne  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@ 31 re my comment at post 26: I'm not alleging copying and I candidly couldn't care less about the country of origin of any software: there are Chinese, Russian, Indian etc et al developers of my acquaintance who are as innovative as any so-called Western developer. And I wouldn't be too much preoccupied with who a website registrant happens to be, because that signifies nothing at all.

Please do NOT let me put you off downloading and trying today's giveaway. GAOTD is massively beneficial, and important, to the worldwide community of computer users, and what it offers by way of products-to-try, and equally importantly, this comment thread for users to exchange views, is irreplaceable.

All I'm saying -- and I am by no means the first -- is: use your head before using your wallet. Open Source freeware by 'little' developers working hard and giving freely under the SourceForge project:


should nowadays be *the* reference resource which every computer user goes to before they start forking out good money for commercial software, or installing software which may be free today but which will cost them a ludicrously inflated retail price if they ever need to re-install.

The more computer users who install and run freeware from Sourceforge, the more that Sourceforge's small, yet ingenious, developers will be encouraged to go from strength to strength -- and perhaps ultimately come here to GAOTD with offerings that are genuinely original, genuinely unique, and genuinely well worth the retail price being asked.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I am not one for downloading free programs on a regular basis but this one caught my eye, so decided to download it. Now I am a hard man to impress but all I can say is WOW! My first try with no less than seven pictures was a resounding success. I will add it was not perfect as the contents of the picture had some moving people in it but this was not a fault of the program, and yes I am well impressed. Tried a complicated one of museum exhibits of planes hanging in the Imperial War Museum and thought "no way" to many things in it to join perfectly, but again you cannot see the join. 10/10 from me. Worked on windows7 home and XP faultlessly.
Thank you GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Mucky Duck  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

This software is an elementary one and does simple jobs. As per one commentator it has failed to put together vertical panoramas. A good alternative is Kolor Autopano Giga which does a wonderful job of all types of panoramas and has a profusion of tools I am yet to use after having it for more than a year. I stitched a composite panorama containing 8 photos taken in horizontal and vertical. It was like putting together a maze. Even a photoshop could not do such a good job. Is moderately priced and worth it. Has also portable versions.

Rangan D P

Reply   |   Comment by dprangan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Installed fine on Win 7 64bit. When I tried to stitch 2 photos the first time after the install, PhotoStitcher failed with a runtime error. On the second try, it worked. It did a decent job considering the 2 photos were complicated and had a lot of grid lines and square angles.

A very easy to use application and not meant to be more a complicated editing/stitching tool. Great freebie, thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by dwan  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Nope it does`t work on win 7 Ultimate :(
Installation and activation was easy, but attempts to use it were failing.
Exactly like in comment #15...tried several times without the success, so do not bother, waste of time.

Reply   |   Comment by Kiki  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Thought I would give this a spin, but having read about the Kaspersky reports, I tried this on a system running Panda Cloud AV. It does appear that Panda is finding the setup.exe suspicious, and has held the file in "limbo" (file is locked & not accessible but not yet moved to quarantine) - there are no official results back from Panda Cloud as to its "malwareness", so the complete quarantine process has not been completed - I've never had this situation before from Panda Cloud, but then, this isn't a primary system.

Reply   |   Comment by CompNetTeach  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Installed okay, I found a "hung stitchin" though

Needs work.

Reply   |   Comment by fredward  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

still download it but the net was bad

will it be as smooth n as simple like photomerge from adobe photoshop?

Reply   |   Comment by Budhiardjo  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)

I have In-paint from them. they make Very good software.
I have to find a couple pics to stitch first.... :)

A note to the voting trolls:
negative voting counter goes only up to minus 999. But keep trying, you get the hang of it...

Reply   |   Comment by J. Hargreave  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-17)

Installed on Vista x32 seamlessly. Tried on a pair of scanned images, one for the upper half of an A3 page, the other, naturally, for the lower half. THe overlapping part was about 5% or 7% of the page. The program didn't crashed, it just did nothing. Then I tried another pair of halves, this time with overlapping about 10%-12% of the page. The stitching succeeded 100%.

So... thumbs up for todays giveaway. Thanks a huge lot Maxim Gapchenko the creator, and thanks a lot to the GAOTD team.

There are some suggestions, of course.

1. The directory doesn't need to be always %User%/Pictures. Better it be the last used by the user. It must be simple, since most of the existing programs do it :)

2. In order to stitch two images not left-to-right but up-to-down I had (a) to rotate them both 90 dgrees left, then use your program, then rotate the result 90 dgrees right. Not a big deal but a little enhancement, giving the users the opportunity to choose the direction of stitching... surely it will bring new customers.

3. Maybe there is a possibility to enhance the core algorithm, too - I mean, so that it will work with images with lesser overlapping part.

Reply   |   Comment by Deen Read  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

tried to download twice; got error message:Unable to execute file: Create process failed; code 5. Access denied - any thoughts?

Reply   |   Comment by ccgreen  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Installed OK on Windows XP SP3 computer. Tied it and it worked fine. It's a very simple program. Load two or more pictures. Select the Stitch button. Crop final image if desired. There are no further options. I like a simple one function program so thumps up.

Of course there are always alternatives and some commenters constantly point out. Huggin at http://hugin.sourceforge.net/ is a different product that has many more features and is more complicated.

Reply   |   Comment by danzeb  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)

I like to know where software I will try (or won't) is coming from!

teorex.com Whois
Maxim Gapchenko
Golosova st.
Togliatty, Samarskaya obl. 445000
Russian Federation

So it's a single person!
I wrote already yesterday: copying is easier than ...
But today it's no soft from China as far as I can see ...

By the way my concern about (beta?) shareware versions is what they probably will do to my windows system unintentionally.

Having read all comments I won't dare to try this software. I'm trusting MS (ICE) much more.

Reply   |   Comment by Porter  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Installed and worked great the first time. Stitched flawlessly and FAST. Wife woke up an hour later and I was excited to show her, but Kaspersky antivirus freaked out. Said it contained a "hoax" virus. Would not let me open. Tried different things. No luck. Task manager would not even open. Finally had to uninstall and kapersky (I've had kaspersky several years, never experienced this) freaked out again. Had to unplug computer to force reboot.
Not sure what happened, but will not be trying another install.

Reply   |   Comment by dell  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Nice app. Does its job beautifully. Thanks GOTD and Teorex.

Reply   |   Comment by vishwanath  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-20)

Also in the Microsoft category is a product called Photosynth. This is available as a web service and mobile app. It is not strictly a stitching app, but rather is able to use a set of photos to create a "synth" that can be a panoramic or sequence of related photos. Definitely worth checking out.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Intuitive interface and simplicity are common features and advantages of TeoreX products. It works great for Inpaint and iResizer, but it fails in this version of PhotoStitcher. Too much simplicity makes it impossible to stitch photos that do not match perfectly. The program gave up on two shots of a building, which needed to be stitched vertically. I tried the same task with Canon's stitch tool (which comes with a Canon camera), and it worked just fine. PhotoStitcher 1.0 needs more work and at least a few more ways to adjust the photos before stitcing. Please continue the good work, TeoreX! I'm looking forward to try PhotoStitcher Ver. 3.0 :)

Reply   |   Comment by Kellox  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Having enjoyed something of a flirtation with the GAOTD community for a long time, Teorex, the developer of today's GAOTD, is increasingly looking more and more like an adopter (there's a less polite term, but I'll stick with 'adopter') of original free Open Source software which is then re-packaged with slight changes for commercial gain.

Such unacknowledged 'adoption' has long occurred and, sadly, may continue on. After all, millions of users of paid-for audio / video conversion software are led to believe that what they've bought, or received free, is entirely the work of the developer concerned. It isn't. The Open Source freeware ffmpeg project is the originator: http://ffmpeg.org/

Software writers who work hard and long to sustain the Sourceforge freeware ethos know that commercial companies make $millions from Open Source originals. Hey. It's the way the world is. But they do appreciate it when that which they create for the benefit of everyone, free of charge, isn't then traded commercially on the basis that somehow, it's original and unique.

Today's offer is no exception. I've DL'd and installed it. And -- because I'm familiar with this particular Open Source project -- have gone here, too:


I know Giovanni will at some stage today make a welcome contribution about freeware alternatives. But where today's GAOTD developer is concerned, I'm not talking about a freeware alternative to the Teorex 'product'. I'm talking about what looks uncomfortably like the freeware original of this $20 product.

It's not the first time that this question of provenance has cropped up with Teorex: anyone here who missed the May 10th GAOTD of Teorex's $20 iResizer should go here today:


Yes. How odd indeed, the similarity between a freeware research project that existed *before* a commercial product offering similar abilities.

Thanks then, GAOTD, but no thanks where today's offer is concerned. There's no point in downloading a commercial product that's free today but paid-for tomorrow when an existing freeware application not only does the same job but seems, er, uncannily similar.

There's also the fact that, if one goes here:


it will be instantly apparent why Teorex really is backing the wrong horse this time around if it thinks photo-stitching software has a profitabl commercial future.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+72)

Downloads OK and unzips fine (on Win 7 Home Premium). However when running setup it returns an error "The Parameter is correct" I have adminstrator access. Any ideas anybody, as I'd like to try this program out?

Reply   |   Comment by Madhamish  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Don't waste your time.

Photostitcher is yet another example of someone throwing together some GUI code around an unsophisticated stitching library and preying on user ignorance to make a buck.

Slow. Frequently inaccurate stitching. No geometry control, no horizon control, no rotation. No control over point placement to fix inaccurate stitching.


For stitching grids of images, Microsoft ICE (free!) is accurate, fast, offers all of the above utility except point placement, but is usually accurate enough not to need that.

For vertical or horizontal strips of images (not grids), Zoner Free works great and throws in a top-notch image browser/manager plus exposure adjustment tools and everything else you might need. For a little more editing power, watch for the occasional GAOTD of Zoner Pro. A cool thing about the Pro version is that it uses the panorama stitching engine to align images for hand-held HDR.

Reply   |   Comment by JFC  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

Stitches remarkably well, IF you manage to get it going. But other than that it seems only half developed and not worth the 20 bucks. Won't remember last selected folder and I mean no drag-n-drop in this day and age srsly??? This is no competition for the freeware in this category (ICE, Hugin, Autostitcher).
Uninstalled and leaving somewhat dissapointed.

Reply   |   Comment by Danny  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

Doownloaded it twice. Wouldn't open either. As if it was incomplete, but it wasn't.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilK5  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

dont work for me (win xp sp3), two interlapping same-sized images, no result, more different images - crash...
i use arcsoft panoramamaker and i looked for something more sophisticated - photostitcher surely isnt it, so i uninstalled without hesitation. it was (as well as installation) flawless ...

Reply   |   Comment by henrich  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

I had the same problem as comment #4
Installed and KIS2012 flagged up Hoax.Win32.ArchSMS.nwaa

It may be a false positive, but i was not ready to chance it as unlike AVG etc, KIS only seems to flag up when there is a genuine problem.

This is a shame as I genuinley do like the software from this developer.
Perhaps this could be looked into.

Reply   |   Comment by Danny  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

On Xp Sp3,not work.Not save and not stick on horizontal.Not good for XP.I will uninstall.

Reply   |   Comment by Doru  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Further to my comment above, I have also successfully stitched together two photos of a snowy hedgerow in which one photo was oriented 90 degrees in relation to the other photo.

I ought also to mention a couple of minor niggles: 1) the program does not remember which folder the last photo was selected from, which means you have to renavigate to it in order to select any subsequent photos from it; and 2), the result window can only be cleared either by exiting the program or by performing a new stitching operation.

Reply   |   Comment by Erik  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

The program successfully stitched together two side-by-side cityscape photos taken from the top of a tower in Copenhagen. However, the parallax effect meant that the railing in the near foreground could not be stitched together. I don't think any program like this would be able to handle that issue without incorporating some sophisticated selection/exclusion tools that this program lacks. So users should bear that limitation in mind.

The program was unable to stitch together two photos of a line of trees (the result window remained blank): one photo depicted the upper branches, the other depicted the lower branches. Maybe the program was expecting two side-by-side views, or maybe the complexity of matching the foliage was too much for it -- I don't know. There are no commands for explicitly telling the program how the images in a given set of photos relate to each other; it might be useful to be able to specify this in some situations.

Reply   |   Comment by Erik  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+28)

Further to my previous comment at #10, I tried even more photos until I got a success. It was a very good stitch which involved 12 people, 8 in one photo and 7 in the other (several of which were the same people almost in the same spot.

The stitch was seemless. There was no overlap. No lines, however faint could be found in a high resolution (10MP) photo. This was a very good result that I found to be better than other stitchers I have tried (and I have tried quite a few).
But the Photo Stitcher is very fussy which photos it will stitch. photos it can't stitch, for whatever reason, it will not even try, nor even give a message saying 'unable to stitch'.

Software also tends to freeze. Am using XP sp3. Fix the bug, add more features, such as ability to adjust mis-matching photos.
I would pay reasonable price for permanant reg key for the whole suite, They are excellant, but individually they are too expensive for one-off jobs that they would do.

Reply   |   Comment by DenisX  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+44)

Running Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
Downloaded, installed & activated easily (Thumbs up)
Program is small with a simple basic interface, it does not have many functions. Tried to stitch three same sized images(JPEG) without success. It does not support drag & drop, nor does it remember last folder.
Help links you to the vendor's site where it shows "How to stitch photos to panorama" not very helpful in my opinion.
All in all, needs huge makeover to simplify the process of stitching the images, not all people take images of a same place in succession or different angles, but I think many people would like to stitch different images together at least from my personal point of view

Reply   |   Comment by Moudy63  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Microsoft ICE has been mentioned a couple of times. One fantastic feature of MS ICE is it can create a panoramic photo from a video, so if you use your camera to make a sweeping video, you can easily convert this into a photo. This works great for weddings, etc.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Locke  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+67)

What's that old rule about version 1.0 software?

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Nice app as almost every other product made by this company!!

But hey....why pay 20 bucks if you can do the same things as this GAOTD for FREE???



Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+67)

Three countries on the planet constitute 2.8 bn human individuals, so if you can sell a $20 program to a substantial proportion of them, then good luck.

For the rest of us there's always Windows Live Photo Gallery available free from Microsoft...
Best deal not on the market.

Reply   |   Comment by Phaedron  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-44)

I seem to have problem stitching the same two photos I used for last photo stitcher software from AcroPano (which worked great). I have tried other photos without success.

The few buttons on this software, apart from ADD REMOVE and STITCH, are greyed out. Without any adjustment buttons included, it will be hard to get stitching perfect.
The Inpaint and Iresizer software are excellant, so am I doing something wrong or is it the software. The HELP is not much help (and thats an overstatement).

Reply   |   Comment by DenisX  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

I found "Microsoft ICE" and have used it a number of times with excellent results and its free! ICE stands for Microsoft Image Composite Editor.

Reply   |   Comment by David Sanderson  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+50)

It sucks big time. No matter what pictures I try to stitch, it crashes all the time. I try to stitch pictures which were taken especially for panorama so it's not the case of not finding proper points to stitch... AcroPano Photo Stitcher is way better.

Reply   |   Comment by Daerdin  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

I need something a little different.

I want to make a horizontal banner of outdoor images that are unrelated.

So I what something that will transition between each boundry where there is no match.


Reply   |   Comment by howard  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-71)

Another program which does the same (and exceptionally well too) is Microsoft ICE (Image Composite Editor).
And it is free to boot!

Reply   |   Comment by Charles  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+83)

Software seems to crash on Windows XP SP3 (French)

Tried to find some information on their website couldn't find any specifications on what it required to run.

Ran the activate then installed the program minute I click on PhotoStitcher.exe the application says it encountered a problem and must shut down.

Well if anyone has a workaround for this one let me know the program does look nice but unfortunately I can't test it at the moment.

Reply   |   Comment by Shawn  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

I installed and had my Kaspersky anti-virus inform me that it had detected Hoax.Win32.ArchSMS.nwaa in the software. So its a definate thumbs down from me this time.

Reply   |   Comment by hrt578  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-66)

Just setup & stitched a couple of photos within minutes.

Very easy to use & stitched pictures seamlessly

Does slightly curve the top of the finished photo but I think that there may be a way of removing this.

A good & useful program thanks GOTD

Reply   |   Comment by Keith  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+37)

This program seems to crash when it cant stitch it together but when it can find a place to stitch it, the program works great.

Reply   |   Comment by zach  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)

Everything this company releases seems to be top notch, I'm sure this will be no exception. I just used the Inpaint yesterday to remove people from a Passenger Train Picture

Reply   |   Comment by Chewy  –  11 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-77)
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