What are some alternatives?
When comparing Microsoft Image Composite Editor and Stitch Panorama, you can also consider the following products
Hugin - Hugin is an easy to use cross-platform panoramic imaging toolchain based on Panorama Tools.
AutoPano - Autopano is the most spectacular breakthrough in automated picture stitching in recent years.
PhotoStitch - PhotoStitch is a part of the EOS Utilities package (2 Cds) included in the box when we purchase a Canon EOS Digital Camera. The latest version of this...
PTgui - PTGui is panoramic stitching software.
AutoStitch Panorama - Autostitch takes a step forward in panoramic image stitching by automatically recognising matching...
PTStitcherNG - Fast Panorama Stitcher and Blender, implemented in SIMD-Math.