RFE: Handling of stitched images

Bug #54762 reported by Aaron Whitehouse
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Won't Fix
f-spot (Ubuntu)
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

I own a Canon PowerShot A85 camera and am using f-spot on Dapper.

I have taken some photos in "Stitched" mode. This keeps a bit of the previous picture on the screen so that one can take multiple photos that line up into one long photo.

If I use the proprietary software in Windows, the following happens:
1) The photos are imported
2) The fact that I have taken photos in this mode is detected by the software and I am taken into a "Stitching" programme. This may be done off filenames as I cannot immediately see any tags about it.
3) The software automatically attempts to overlay the photos in the correct places and produces a chain of photos.
4) A square is drawn around the photos to give the biggest possible connected photo (when using this mode, one often slips up or down and this cuts off the bits either side).

For most photos, this is all automatic and merely requires the user to confirm things.

I would love to see this feature implemented in f-spot - it would give the feature to all cameras, not just mine. I realise that it is a lot of work and suggest that perhaps it could be done as follows:

1) Create a sub-programme to work with the photos manually. This would probably need the ability to manually move the photos around and the ability to draw a square to create one photo from them.
2) Create an option to select some photos and open the programme in (1). This would mean that the user could manually select photos to be stitched and somehow select "Stitch these Photos".
3) Try to automate the process of lining the photos up by matching similar regions and the process of drawing a square around the combined picture.
4) Try to detect sets of stitched photos - this is likely camera specific. If all the above is done, this could be implemented camera-by-camera with the owners of unsupported cameras keeping to the manual method.
5) Perhaps a dialogue could be displayed after importing asking whether or not the user would like to enter the stitching programme. The detected "sets" could be displayed as a list of small pictures on one side.

Revision history for this message
Aaron Whitehouse (aaron-whitehouse) wrote :

I have also requested this functionality in gthumb as Bug #54764

Revision history for this message
Andrew Mitchell (ajmitch) wrote :
Changed in f-spot:
importance: Untriaged → Wishlist
Changed in f-spot:
status: Unknown → Unconfirmed
Changed in f-spot:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
Changed in f-spot:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Revision history for this message
Tim Wiel (timwiel) wrote :

The canon cameras in stiching mode generally append the image number with sta_####.jpg, stb_####.jpg where #### is the same image number.

I would like to see this feature in f-spot also - perhaps calling hugin.

Not sure how other cameras handle photo stitch mode images though.

Changed in f-spot:
importance: Unknown → Wishlist
Changed in f-spot:
status: New → Won't Fix
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