Software Update: PTGui 12.15

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A frequently discussed piece of software in the Photo & Video Workflow sub-forum is PTGui. This program focuses on creating and modifying composite images. This can be a vertical or horizontal panorama, but also one large image with an enormous resolution that is composed of countless separate shots. With a stack of photos as input, the program can then figure out how to put them next to each other. For the calculation-intensive part, the GPU can also be used via OpenCL to be ready faster. It features various options, whereby PTGui Pro also makes it possible to combine HDR photos, mask moving objects and adjust the viewing point, among other things. Since version 12.12, the following changes and improvements have been made:

Changes in version 12.15:

  • Added lens profile for the Insta360 X3 camera, the Trisio Lite 2 camera and the 7Artisans 10mm f2.8 fisheye lens
  • Updated LibRaw to 0.21 RC1, supporting RAW files from new cameras (
  • Linux: if PTGui is set to the dark theme, the menu bar and title bar are now dark as well.
  • The Batch Builder will create the output folder for the generated project files if it doesn’t exist yet.
  • For network deployment: Activation using licensekey.json is now possible even if the shared configuration folder (C:\ProgramData\PTGui\, /Users/Shared/Application Support/PTGui or /etc/PTGui) is not writable. Previously, write access was required in this folder.
  • For network deployment: If a licensekey.json file is present, PTGui will now by default only attempt to use the license key(s) configured in licensekey.json. If activation is not possible (for example because all seats are currently in use), PTGui will report this and then exit. Previously it would show the License dialog and allow the user to enter a different license key manually, thus overriding the licensekey.json configuration. To revert to the old behavior, add a line “asklicensekey”:true to licensekey.json: if set, PTGui will show the License dialog if activation failed.
  • Fixed: certain DNG files could not be loaded (‘unsupported raw file’ error)
  • Fixed: ISO value would not be read from certain DNG files
  • Fixed: Linux: tab key didn’t work in input fields
  • Fixed: Linux: PTGui could hang while editing the cropping area in the Crop tab
  • Fixed: invalid FocalLengthIn35mmFilm metadata tag was written to generated panoramas
  • Fixed: macOS: Batch Builder could hang while generating projects when using the ‘Multiple cameras, one subfolder per camera’ option
  • Fixed: ‘Failed to initialize OpenCL’ when running on Windows with nvidia driver 522.25

Changes in version 12.13:

  • Fixed: an error could pop up: ‘invalid vector subscript’

Version number 12.15
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website PTGui
License type Paid
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