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Arcsoft Panorama Maker 3.0 ( Windows Macintosh )

by ArcSoft, Inc.
Windows 98 / XP Home Edition / 2000, Mac
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Product Features

  • Multiple panorama options - Panorama Maker gives you four style options - horizontal, vertical, tiled, and 360 .
  • Now, more powerful than ever - The program's processing power is now stronger and more intuitive than before. Automatic de-ghosting and advanced color enhancing and 360-degree wrapping allow high quality panoramas to be created in the fastest time possible.
  • Intuitive, easy-to-use interface - Panorama Maker is easy to learn. With just a few clicks, images are instantly stitched and color-matched to create a perfect panorama
  • Automatic panorama-building, with manual refinement - Creating and refining your panorama is simple. After the program automatically stitches them together, you can manually adjust their positions to create the perfect panoramic effect. The zoom feature gives you the ability to magnify each photo, making it easy to precisely line up images the way you want
  • Easy printing options - Use your inkjet or laser printer to print panoramic pictures on a single page, multiple pages, or z-fold banner paper

System Requirements

  • Platform:    Windows 98 / XP Home Edition / 2000, Mac
  • Media: CD-ROM

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • ASIN: B000BQX32K
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,755 in Software (See Top 100 in Software)

Product Description

Making panoramic photos is easy with your digital-camera when you use PanormaMaker 3 for your Windows PC or Macintosh computer. The program automatically processes your images, requiring little or no post-process modification. You can even create 360-degree panoramas. QuickTime VR and HTML support - Panorama Maker lets you save your panoramas as QuickTime Movie (MOV) files or HTML files Get photos from a variety of sources - You can acquire images directly from TWAIN-compliant devices such as digital cameras and scanners. You can also use images stored on your hard drive, floppy disks, CD-ROMs, or other removable media Image enhancement functionality - Before creating a panorama, you can use the included enhancement tools to improve image brightness and contrast Compatibility - Windows 98/ME/2000/XP // Macintosh OS 8.6/9


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1.0 out of 5 stars beware of ArcSoft products December 4, 2006
By jb
CAUTION, be forewarned by my experiences: the three ArcSoft products I own have all been exercises in frustration, wasted time and effort, and failure to function.

ArcSoft sells BUGGY software. For example, PhotoBase 4.5 & Photo Impression 5 both fail to install on an HP PC running Windows XP Home Edition. Panorama Maker 3 installs and opens but gives error messages when trying to work with albums and files.

ArcSoft DOES NOT SUPPORT their products. They do not answer emails or phone calls. Their internet knowledge base is very spotty and incomplete. When downloads are available, ArcSoft instructs customers to have no confidence in them: "Program patches/updates ... may or may not work, and may actually cause your program(s) to function improperly."

ArcSoft intentionally designs their software to be USER-UNFRIENDLY. For example, there is no help feature and no display of version number in Panorama Maker 3. If users go online to the ArcSoft knowledge base and search, they will find a listing of 5 steps to go through to discover a version number. The manual and knowledge base have no index and no list of errors or ways to troubleshoot them.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use and does a nice job September 9, 2007
By M. F.
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There is a wealth of stitching programs available and some do very seamless jobs. Arcsoft's program falls in the mid-pack with V3. Though economical it is a nice well rounded program. Though it may not be "perfect" the results are usually acceptable and fixable post stitch in your digital editor. Careful attention while shooting will yield excellent results. Mainly a level shot so that horizon lines aren't crooked requiring the program to adjust them. ;) (My tip, prior to selection, use your digital editor to straighten/adjust horizon lines before letting Panoramamaker run...that will make life so much easier.)

I find that from about 35-50mm (full frame) with a 1/4 frame overlap, 50mm resulted in the nicest stitches for me. Shooting panoramics is usually wide so I haven't tried longer focal length lenses. The "Original (For print)" output does well and I print at sub 4' width sizes on a Lightjet.

Bottom line, if you do your job well, the program will give you quality results. Miss or not get exposure accurate, it will give back poor results.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Photographer with GBGH Photography September 18, 2011
By gregbgh
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Panorama Maker 3 was inexpensive and fairly efficient at creating satisfactory panoramas. I have Photoshop to create Panoramas, but Panorama Maker 3 allows more control over the photographs. Panorama three doesn't create a quality Panorama to Photoshop, but close in comparison. Sometimes Panorama 3 makes errors in it's final results and you would need to do it over again to search for a better result. There later versions of Panorama Maker are out, but for $19.99, Panorama Maker 3 is a steal if your on a budget or starting out in creative Photography. Personaly as a Photographer I'm on a tight budget and if I don't need to get the latest version to do a satisfactory job, then why do so. Panorama Maker 3 is simple enough to figure out, while Panorama Maker 5 and Photoshop are difficult to use if you don't know the software. For web work, sharing and some printing Panorama Maker 3 is fine and will produce good results for viewing.Arcsoft Panorama Maker 3
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3.0 out of 5 stars OKAY PROGRAM BUT UPGRADES - NOT June 9, 2009
The program is fine but when you upgrade to the next version they change their program completely and REMOVE features that were in the prior version and to make money to get the same features of the old version you have to purchase a new version added to their line - all in an effort to make more money!
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