Hugin panoramic photo editor extends its reach

The developers of the free panoramic photo editor Hugin released version 0.7 this month, culminating a two-year development cycle. The new release incorporates key new technical abilities and usability improvements to help demystify the panorama creation process for the average shooter.

The 0.7 release is available from the Hugin project's Web site in the form of a universal binary for Mac OS X and a source tarball for Linux and Windows. Binaries for Windows are expected to arrive "soon." Hugin is also provided through the package management systems of most major Linux distributions, several of which have been supplying beta releases of 0.7 during the long run-up to the final release.