Planetize your world without photoshop [24,000+ hits & 2000+ dls]

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    Update: Hi everyone. My apologies for not getting back to people's questions - I've just been a little busy to support this. I'm working on releasing a version that's independent of MATLAB, that should get rid of many of the issues.
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    Hello fellow earthlings :)

    Welcome to Planetizer, a very simple program that will take your picture (often a panorama, but not necessarily) and make it into a little planet, like the one shown above. I tried to make it very simple, so its really just a couple of clicks!

    This program is free, and shall remain free. There are no watermarks, save limits, day limits, etc. I ask, however, that you link back to the program's website (www.flickr.com/photos/adijr/3182485875/) so that others may download it, and please leave a comment with any suggestions, feedback, ideas, etc. !

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    Download - Windows
    1) Download Planetizer. No installation necessary, its just a direct executable. However, you need the MATLAB CR (free, etc):
    2) download MATLAB Compiler Runtime, here, if don't have it. This is required by planetizer, it is free and installs in a couple of clicks.

    Download - Mac
    1) download MATLAB Compiler Runtime, here, if don't have it. This is required by planetizer, it is free and installs in a couple of clicks.
    2) Now, download Planetizer and the mac runscript. No installation necessary, its just a direct executable.
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    Problems? (check system requirements)
    Feel free to message me or post a comment below!

    Advantages
    - Planetizer is free!
    - Planetizer is very simple - just select your file, and click stereoprojectize :)
    - Planetizer is built to be able to handle very large pictures/panoramas. Small pictures/panoramas process in "fast mode", while really large panoramas can be handled by taking a slower route, but not running out of memory like many other programs will. (the largest I've done was ~25,000x7,000 ~= 175MegaPixels)

    Motivation...
    This is a program I wrote to simplify the process for making tiny planets for everyone. I've read many tutorials that require either Photoshop, GIMP and/or Flexify. While this was fun, I ran into trouble with memory issues [with 3.25GB of memory...], time issues, loss of resolution, etc. For example, the barcelona planet below, initially a 1755x21257 panorama, mostly freezes my Photoshop :( With 'Planetize' it takes ~25 seconds :)

    Planetizer was written in MATLAB.

    Thank you for the 9000 views and 500 downloads!
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    1. maXXeX 64 months ago | reply

      hy, id really like to try this... it looks just awesome. unfortunately it doesnt run. I downloaded and installed matlab. When I klick on the planetizer_win.exe it shows this black window for 3 seconds. Than it closes and nothing else happens... Could you help me please? :) I want to try this really bad... :D

    2. adijr 64 months ago | reply

      Hi Maxxex,
      Sorry for the late reply, I blame the holidays and such...

      The black window is normal, but the quitting shouldn't happen (obviously :) ). Can you tell me what operating system you're using (XP, Vista, 7?). Let's start from there.

      Adrian

    3. Tamas Debreczeni 64 months ago | reply

      My latest planets. Works like a charm!
      Planet Oakley
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    4. adijr 64 months ago | reply

      :) glad to see it!

      Thanks for the comment!

    5. Nhumrod 61 months ago | reply

      Awesome tool - joined flickr just to show you what I did with your tool... :-)



    6. adijr 61 months ago | reply

      Awesome, I'm so glad its still being used :)

      Thank you for posting this!

    7. Vinnhh 60 months ago | reply

      Hi im getting no luck on osx, downloaded the files, but running xterm and the first code, cd: Desktop/planetizer/

      this gives no such directory?

    8. adijr 60 months ago | reply

      Hey Vinnhh,
      the 'cd' command should be followed by wherever you downloaded the files. Some browser/OS combinations will default downloads to Desktop/downloads/, other to downloads/, and so on.

      if you're still having trouble, send me a flickr mail and we can figure it out. To start, in xterm type 'pwd' --- this will tell you the path where you currently are --- and also please check where your files have downloaded.

      adijr

    9. Vinnhh 60 months ago | reply

      Having only just got back into photography and my first dslr, this site has made me get into it seriously!! I shall use this amazing tool with some high res photos and see what I can achieve, thanks for the program adijr!

    10. adijr 60 months ago | reply

      :D really glad its working out! Thanks for posting!

      These are quite fantastic!

    11. KatjaHafenmaier 57 months ago | reply

      Is this possiable to do that with gimp?

    12. adijr 57 months ago | reply

      I honestly don't know. It may well be possible through all kinds of menu options, gimp is a powerful tool nowadays...

    13. Happy Girl 2010 57 months ago | reply

      Hi Adijr aka MR. PLANET,

      Thank you for the program, it ROCKS!

      I just want to add more information for Win7 users on installation. Your version is 32 bit but works with Win7. It took me a couple of tries to get it working but is a simple install.

      Windows Instructions:

      1. download MCRInstaller.exe and planetizer_win.exe

      2. run the MCRInstaller.exe first

      3. go to the directory that contains the Matlab application, it should be something like this: c:\program files\matlab\matlab compiler runtime\v79\bin

      4 copy the planetizer_win.exe file into the directory in step 3. if you miss this step planetizer will not work properly

      5. click on the planetizer_win.exe and the command prompt will appear with a message that the Libraries have not been installed and will install it and then the planetize program will work.

      That's it and your done. I have a super fast system so the total install only took <=2 minutes

      Thanks again.

    14. adijr 56 months ago | reply

      Thanks for the comment and detailed instructions. Peeps, be sure to thank her as you use planetizer on Win7 :)

    15. yaloha 37 months ago | reply

      I am so excited to get started with your program- I'm just a little confused still and need a little more hand-holding with getting started.

      Not sure what to do with this:
      a) start xterm (comes with the mac CDs if you don't have it installed)
      using 'cd' commands, go to the folder you downloaded run_planetizer.ch eg:
      > cd Desktop/planetizer/
      b) type chmod +x run_planetizer.sh planetizer
      c) run planetizer via running run_planetizer.sh and then the path to the MATLAB CR current version. Example:
      > ./run_planetizer.sh /Applications/MATLAB/MATLAB_Compiler_Runtime/ v78
      (note the version number)

      Thanks for your help in advance!

    16. ancionthe 35 months ago | reply

      lm new mac user and with my mac pro l didn't get any CDs so l don't know how to start xterm? and l can't download Planetizer l just get this depo.fotozygous.com/flickr/planetizer/mac/planetizer
      a bunch of letters and numbers but nothing is downloading.
      MATLAB is downloaded and mac runscript
      so lm stuck on step 2 on half :) please help

    17. adijr 33 months ago | reply

      Hi everyone. My apologies for not getting back to people's questions - I've just been a little busy to support this. I'm working on releasing a version that's independent of MATLAB, that should get rid of many of the issues.

      Thanks!

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