Hugin-2011.4.0 Release Notes

Hugin is more than just a panorama stitcher.

Changes Since 2011.2.0

Hugin now has a vertical feature detection tool for automatic levelling of panoramas. Besides, also many bugs have been fixed and many general improvements have been made.

Vertical feature detection tool

Often a panorama, created from several single photos, is not level. In this case the experienced user adds vertical and horizontal control points to level the panorama.

With this release Hugin introduces a tool named linefind which automatically detects vertical features in the photos such as the edges of buildings and windows, and assigns vertical control points to them. This makes it easier than before to level a panorama, in most cases it works without any intervention.

Other Improvements


Most of the translations have been updated for this release.


Upgrading from previous versions of Hugin should be seamless. If you do have problems with old settings, these can be reset in the Preferences window by clicking 'Load defaults'.

It is strongly recommended to set the default control point detector to Hugin's CPFind. It is the only control point generator endorsed by Hugin. Third-party generators may be compatible with the plug-in architecture.


Users compiling from source refer to the list of dependencies and the platform-specific build processes described in the wiki. More information in the README and INSTALL_cmake files in the tarball.


Hugin can be found at SourceForge and Launchpad.

Users communities produce executables for their respective platforms. Executables are likely to be announced within a few days of this tarball release on the mailing list and added to the download section on SourceForge.

Known Issues and Workarounds

Panosphere Overview window separated from the content. Details.

Mac OS X Users at Tiger and Lion: this version of Hugin contains an openMP enabled enblend and enfuse. These versions don't run on Tiger and currently not on Lion either. Please use the Tiger-compatible enblend and enfuse from the enblend-enfuse-4.0 folder in this dmg. You can specify alternative "external" enblend and enfuse from the Programs pane in the preferences after installing these special version by following the instructions in the README in the enblend-enfuse-4.0 folder. Details.

OpenSuse 11.4 has a bug in a used library that results in crashes.

There is a known problem building Hugin with CMake 2.8.5rc2. Workaround: Upgrade to a newer CMake version.

An updated list of issues deemed to be critical, including discussions and workarounds, is in the Issues Tracker.


Thanks to all the contributors to this release and members of the hugin-ptx mailing list, too many to mention here.