Microsoft Image Composite Editor (ICE)

Microsoft Research has just released the Image Composite Editor or Microsoft ICE. This is another great tool for students and teachers. From the website:

What is Image Composite Editor?

Microsoft Image Composite Editor is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. Given a set of overlapping photographs of a scene shot from a single camera location, the application creates a high-resolution panorama that seamlessly combines the original images. The stitched panorama can be shared with friends and viewed in 3D by uploading it to the Photosynth web site. Or the panorama can be saved in a wide variety of image formats, from common formats like JPEG and TIFF to the multiresolution tiled format used by Silverlight’s Deep Zoom and by the HD View and HD View SL panorama viewers.

Microsoft research ICE video

This should be a fun new tool for class assignments. Take a look at some of the Photosynths it can also create.

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Thanks to Dan on eScience and Technical Computing @ Microsoft

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