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I'm trying to stitch a panorama using Hugin. I'm letting it automatically choose the control points and it does a very good job at it. However when I look at the panorama preview I see that it just places all the images on top of each other, completely ignoring the control points. Any idea why it does this? For control I also tried stitching the images with Microsoft ICE and that worked with no problems.

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For reference here are two photos from the set:

And this is the resulting image stitched with Microsoft ICE.

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It might help to see at least 2 of the images so we can examine the overlap and content characteristics. –  dpollitt Oct 3 '13 at 23:41
    
Updated my question with links to images. –  Mihai Damian Oct 4 '13 at 16:01
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why dont you use ICE then? –  Michael Nielsen Oct 5 '13 at 11:39
    
I could, it's just that in the past I've used Hugin plus Hugin has more customization options than ICE. –  Mihai Damian Oct 5 '13 at 13:41
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Detecting control points is not enough. You need to compute/optimise the camera parameters in the Optimiser tab. You can look at the Hugin documentation for more information: http://wiki.panotools.org/Hugin_Photos_tab#Optimise

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I suspect you haven't "Aligned" the images.

In the latest version (2013.0.0, released a few weeks after your question was posted) it's a bit simpler / more obvious what to do in the 'Simple' interface mode (the default).

For a lot of simple cases it's a matter of just clicking the 3 buttons in order:

  1. Load images...
  2. Align...
  3. Create Panorama...
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