Skyfill released!

Most drones (UAVs) cannot look straight up to photograph the sky above them. As a result, spherical panoramas made with drones tend to have a gap in the sky. Some drones, like my DJI Mavic 2, can fill in this gap automatically while generating a preview. However, when I stitch the photos myself to get a better quality output, there is still that sky gap. I got fed up with having to choose between a nice sky or a nice overall image, so I did what developers do and made my own software: Skyfill.

Skyfill allows you to do fill in the gap in the sky in high-resolution images.

Before applying Skyfill
Original image, before applying Skyfill
After applying Skyfill
Skyfilled image

For more info see the project on Gitlab, or just download the software.

Thanks to Ork de Rooij for his help getting the pixels right.

I also put two new panoramas online on, both of course with the help of Skyfill: Äkäslompolo in Finland and Ringweg Amsterdam.

dr. Sybren A. Stüvel
dr. Sybren A. Stüvel
Open Source software developer, photographer, drummer, and electronics tinkerer