Image Composite Editor (ICE) available for download

The Interactive Visual Media Group from Microsoft Research has released Image Composite Editor (ICE) – which let’s you stitch together images and output to multi-resolution tiled formats – great for creating HD View and Silverlight Deep Zoom images…

More details on it at Matt’s HDView Blog

A GPU accelerated orientation adjustment tool.  Sometimes the automatic stitching software doesn't quite get the viewing direction correct, or perhaps you want to use a rectilinear projection instead of a cylindrical projection.  This new tool allows you to interactively make these adjustments. 

360 blending support.  Our fast poisson blend technique now creates a seamless 360 blend.

Output to Photoshop layers.

Create an HD View web page.

Create a Silverlight Deep Zoom web page, including new 360 support in our Silverlight application.

Integration with both the Windows Shell and the next version of Windows Live Photo Gallery, so that you can quickly launch a new stitching project.

Image Composite Editor (ICE)

What is ICE?

ICE is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. You shoot a set of overlapping photographs of a scene from a single location, and ICE creates a high-resolution panorama incorporating all your images at full resolution. Then save your stitched panorama in a wide variety of formats, from common formats like JPEG and TIFF to multi-resolution tiled formats like HD View and Silverlight Deep Zoom.

Microsoft Research Image Composite Editor (ICE)