Wider or taller images by overlapping and blending photos
Use it when:
- taking panorama images
- you can not get far enough away to fit everything in one shot
- your originals does not fit in your scanner
- your cell phone has too low a resolution
- you want to add surroundings to a shot of an event which has now passed
- you want to make large images suitable for the "Ken Burns" effect
Open, Stitch & Save
To make it quick and simple to use DoubleTake there are several ways getting
images into DoubleTake and saving the resultt.
- Drop the images on DoubleTake.
- Choose Open from the File menu, and select all the images at once by holding down the shift key.
- Choose New from the file menu, and drag the images into DoubleTakes window.
- Copy & Paste from iPhoto (version 5)
DoubleTake will make a first guess on how the images fit together. You can then freely move the images
around and tweak the overlaps as desired.
Save in TIFF, JPEG, PDF, PNG, doubletake's own format, or copy the result to iPhoto with copy and
The images should be taken at the same distance or be in the same resolution. But they need not to be the same
The sample images
Are chosen because they require different actions for a good result.
- Golden Gate: try the transparency feature and adjust the seam so spread the color differences in the sky.
- Stonehenge: switch the images around. Even if the grass matches in color, this is not the intended arrangement.
Notice automatic scrolling and that there are no "canvas" boundaries. This image can also benefit from some fisheye
DoubleTake costs €16.95 excl. VAT,
and I hope you will find it useful. When you have paid, you receive a license number which you enter together with your
name in the Registration Window.
When you register, the "DoubleTake" watermark disappear from the image.
Upgrade from previous versions DoubleTake is free.
To purchase DoubleTake, click the Buy button in the Registration Window, or visit my web shop at Kagi
(international) or eSellerate
(in English only).
The license to DoubleTake is
a non-exclusive single user license. The license to use DoubleTake is personal and not for rent, lease, resale.
DoubleTake requires Mac OS 10.3.9
The next version will use features from mac OS 10.4
1.6.3 July 19 2007
1.6.1 June 15 2005
- Fixed: DoubleTake will launch also after updating to QuickTime 7.2
- New: You can now drop GIF and JP2 files on DoubleTake
- New: DoubleTake 1.6.2 is a universal binary - but you should really use DoubleTake 2 when you have Mac OS 10.4
1.6.2 June 28 2005
1.6.1 June 15 2005
- Performance improvement when saving. Mac OS 10.4 is faster for this.
- Translation to Dutch - (not proof read yet).
1.6 June 11 2005
1.5 April 13 2005
- A few extra Save options
- G4 requirement for Tiger removed
1.5b2 - April 12 2005
- Redrawing of the crop frame polished, and a redraw problem is fixed
- Fixed a problem which occured If you dragged in the images one at a time. DoubleTake could go into infinite loop,
and be come unresponsive.
- You can now save a DoubleTake document which contains references to the original images and how they are
arranged. This is handy if you want to come back and do minor adjustments later.
- You can adjust images currently being worked with in DoubleTake in other applications, as iPhoto. If you find one
image which needs a bit of rotation or exposure correction, you can do this there and save it. When you return to
DoubleTake it will notice that the file has been updated and reload it.
- Images rotated, with tag only rotation, will now show up correctly.
- The x-ray mode of overlapping the images has been replaced by transparency, as this is much simpler, faster, and
require less memory. It also has a cool visual effect when DoubleTake blends the overlaps.
- Keyboard sort cuts. See the menus. Arrow keys move the selected image, and turns it transparent for 2 seconds.
Useful for fine tuning iimage positions. Tab selects the next overlap, useful when you are zoomed in.
- Dragging more than one image. Select them with the shift key held down.
- Locking overlaps. See the overlap menu, and use the additional shortcut at the space bar.
- Better sorting when opening many images. It sorts by filename, and tries both backwards and forwards order. When
sorting fewer than 9 images all possible arrangements are tried. This does not mean that it gets it perfect every
time. The Stonehenge example shows why.
- Spelling fixes in the German translation. Danish translation added. I have looked up more words in Japanese. I am
happy to receive corrections to the translations.
- New icon
- Performance enhancements of all operations.
- 2 Crop modes: outside all the images, or inside.
- Fish eye correction for shorter focal lengths.
- Paste of images from iPhoto. Copy & paste of the merged image to iPhoto
- Undo of the movement operations.
- Automatic guess of arrangement is now enabled for more than 2 images.
- Delete of accidentally imported images. Select it with one click, and chose "Delete".
1.0 March 23 2005
- Fixed crash when moving images with the keyboard.
- Larger handles showing which image is selected for keyboard control.
- Fixed problem reading TIFF files with higher resolution.
0.99 February 3 2005
- Simplified and cleaner interface.
- More control of the final result.
- Better handling of panoramas wider than 2 images.
- Support for vertically stacked images
- This is the first release.
DoubleTake requires "Millions of Colors" in your "system preferences" to blend images properly. It is a bug not to
put up an alert about this (like iPhoto does). DoubleTake use the graphics card, and this is even more true for the
Please report bugs
to Henrik Dalgaard - firstname.lastname@example.org
You can test DoubleTake right from the disk image. To install it drag the DoubleTake application
from the disk image to the Applications folder on your computers hard drive or anywhere you wish to keep it.
Drag DoubleTake to the trash.
Translation to Dutch: "iLocalize" and Sander van Vugt.
Translation to Italian: Pierino Donati - Studio tecnico geom. Pierino
Translation to Danish, French, partially Japanese done by Henrik Dalgaard aided by iLocalize
and Apple's dictionaries.
Translation to German done by Henrik Dalgaard and Sabine Schulz.
DoubleTake comes with no warranty, expressed or implied. It
may or may not work as intended, and I am not responsible for any damages, special, indirect, consequential, or
whatsoever caused by using the software.
Feedback and questions are welcome to: