After 14 years of creating world-class image stitching software and products that drove advancement in the world of immersive media, Kolor will be closing.
The nice thing about open-source is that that can never happen.
In Autopano Giga’s wake, here is a list of significant alternative panorama stitching solutions:
To the best of my knowledge, the only two actively maintained and serious panorama stitching programs are Hugin and PTGui. Runner-ups are Microsoft Image Composite Editor (ICE) which is free but appears to be dead, and Panoweaver which appears to still be maintained but is ridiculously priced. The rest of the programs are to panorama stitching what Microsoft Paint is to GIMP.
Having tested a few of the programs available today (they mostly work in
wine), regardless whether commercial, gratis or libre, I personally concluded that the best long-term solution is to support Hugin’s development, as it is already as powerful as the best commercial solutions, but could use some user interface and workflow improvements.