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Welcome!

Image registration, also known as image alignment, is the process of transforming a given image to achieve a best match with another image. The need for such a tool is given in situations where you want to combine two or more images which are similar, but geometrically do not have a perfect match.

A typical use is the combination of 2 or 3 photos in HDR methods. Unless you use a stable tripod, the source images will always be slightly out of alignment, so the very first step will be to re-align the images. The alignment step is normally built into dedicated HDR software, but for doing simple HDR (using for example Gimp's layer masks), you'll need to align the source images yourself, and this is where this plug-in can be helpful.

Download and Install

For installing the plug-in under Windows (2000, XP, Vista, Win7) and Mac OS X (10.5 and 10.6) download the corresponding pre-built binaries and unpack the contents of the ZIP file into your personal gimp directory:

For Linux and other Posix systems (BSD, Open Solaris, etc.) download the source distribution and follow the instructions in README:

Visit the installation page for detailed information on compiling and installing the plug-in.