Vancouver, Canada – Cloudburst Research today is proud to announce AutoStitch Panorama V5.0, which brings StitchGuide, a remarkable new augmented reality capability, to the popular iPhone panorama stitcher.

Augmented reality is a powerful technology to superimpose visual data onto real-world scenes. AutoStitch Panorama is the first app that brings this amazing technology to the photographer, in a way that allows immediate visualization of each photograph superimposed at high resolution onto the scene in the viewfinder. As the photographer moves the camera, the previous photos remain displayed at the locations at which they were taken with precise registration and instant tracking.

With StitchGuide, a photographer can take multiple photographs and accurately compose their final high-resolution panorama with a natural visualization of the placement of each image. The photographer can touch images in space to change how they are viewed or choose to delete a photo after it is snapped.

To create the StitchGuide capability, Cloudburst Research developed a new technology that uses not only the iPhone gyroscope to register images, but also actively tracks image locations by matching them in real time to the scene. This prevents drift while at the same time providing instantly updated registration, producing a compelling version of augmented reality that goes beyond that found in any other apps.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 3.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
StitchGuide is available on the iPhone 4 or more recent devices. This feature is being provided in a free update to the AutoStitch Panorama community. The price of the app remains unchanged at $1.99 (USD) in the U.S. App Store in the Photo & Video category. Review copies are available to the media upon request.

AutoStitch Panorama 5.0
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Cloudburst Research was incorporated in March 2009 and is located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. It uses some of the latest research from the field of computer vision to create compelling consumer applications on mobile devices. Our flagship product is AutoStitch Panorama, which has over half a million active users. Copyright (C) 2009-2012 Cloudburst Research. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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