Image alignment has quiet a lot of applications, for instance for creating panoramas. Or when creating HDR images from a bracketing when images weren’t perfectly taken from the same position. And I want something simple, one click and done. Hugin is a good tool for creating panorama, but you need a degree of computer science with a major in panorama creation to achieve a good enough result.
It’s a feature I wanted to have for 1.6, but at the same time I started to work on 1.6 features, my PHD director ask me to work on a similar stuff, and working on the same thing during the day and during the evening is not something I am capable of doing. So I left some unfinished code sleeping for almost a year and decided to resurrect it last week. The two images below were automatically aligned:
The problem is that the pictures are slightly distorted, that’s why they don’t perfectly blend into each other. This need to be corrected, which is the next step I will be working on.