"The lead developer of the Hugin panorama-stitching application,
Pablo d'Angelo, has proposed a new open database for collecting
camera lens information that could be used to correct systematic
distortion in photographs. The database would be populated by
user-submitted calibration data and some data donated from a
competitor, but the exact format and licensing of the database are
still under consideration. One developer's suggestion would make
proprietary software that uses the database pay for the
"D'Angelo proposed the database project during the Libre
Graphics Meeting earlier this month. D'Angelo's presentation,
'Panoramic imaging - State of the art and future challenges,'
outlined a collaborative scheme that would create a database that
could be integrated into image processing applications such as the
GIMP, digiKam, and Krita to automatically correct distortion for
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