RealViz has announced the availability of Stitcher Unlimited 5.5 DS (Double Shot), which offers the ability to automatically stitch 2-shot fisheye photos. According to realViz, Stitcher Unlimited DS delivers the most versatile and accessible solution for a wide variety of industries, for the creation of stunning panoramas from horizontally and vertically stitched photos, and fisheye shots. With the new DS extension for Stitcher 5.5 Unlimited, even two-shot iPix-style fisheyes can now be stitched automatically, providing a unique one-stop solution for anyone working in immersive imaging, says RealViz.

Stitcher is a professional-level application, used by professional photographers, architects, multimedia and 3D artists worldwide, and enables the creation of superb wide-angle panoramas for the Web, film, print, and 3D. Stitcher is also widely used by post-production professionals for the creation of 3D environments, matte paintings, reflection maps and textures for film/television. Stitcher Unlimited, which released in July of this year, is targeted at professional panorama creators looking to produce multiple panoramas of the highest quality and with maximum productivity, says RealViz.

"Two-shot fisheye stitching has been one of the main requests from our users for some time," says Dominique Pouliquen, RealViz CEO. "Now finally we are able to offer this capability to these users, as well as a whole new community of immersive imaging professionals. In particular those people looking for a new solution to fill the void left after the removal of iPix from the playing field."

RealViz Stitcher 5.5 Unlimited DS is available in French and English for Macintosh and Windows at the following prices:

- RealViz Stitcher 5.5 Unlimited DS: US$800 / 680 €
- Upgrade to Stitcher 5.5 Unlimited DS from 5.5 Unlimited: US$ 220 / 180 €