When I went on my business trip with AIDAaura during second half of July, I took our Nikon D90 with me and made some pictures. Well, in total I made 24 GB of pictures (JPEG+RAW) and some of these GBs of pictures were taken with the background in mind to make a nice panorama picture out of them with Hugin. Usually I selected the necessary data points for blending by hand. Of course this is an ardous work, especially when you heard from another guy that this can be done automatically. But in Debian this function doesn’t work out of the box because the autopano-sift-c package, which is contains the needed program, is not part of the distribution because of some US patents.
Luckily there is an package on http://www.debian-multimedia.org that solves this problem. Generating panorama views is becoming easy with Hugin after I installed that package. And as a first result I made a panorama view of Akureyri, Iceland:
The panorama consist of 10 photos with 4288px x 2848px, giving a total panorama view of 11517px x 2497px (34 MB).