Hugin-2013.0.0 Release Notes

Hugin is more than just a panorama stitcher.

Changes Since 2012.0.0

The greatest change is the redesign of the (Graphical) User Interface (GUI). The user interface now consists of three modes: Simple, Advanced and Expert. The Simple interface is for the beginning panorama photographer and offers all tools to create your panorama. You can also use this mode if you have a simple, straightforward panorama. The Simple interface mode uses the "Fast Preview" window as its main workflow window. The Advanced interface mode offers you more options to improve your panorama. It uses the Panorama Editor as its main window. The Expert mode gives you access to all options and functions that Hugin has to offer. This is where you can optimize your complicated, multilayer, mosaic, multi-stack, you name it, panorama. It also uses the Panorama Editor as its main window.

The Hugin build for Mac OS X has switched from Carbon to Cocoa and is now fully 64bit.

New tools added:

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.

User 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

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

Mac OS X:

- Mac OS X Tiger (10.4) is no longer supported.
- The PPC platform is no longer supported.
- The OpenMP enabled enblend is now compatible with Mac OS X Lion (10.7) and newer.

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.