I've used ArcSoft's Panorama Stitcher with great results. It will make flat panos, but also 360's with aplomb. They have two versions: their Panorama Maker & a new one, Panorama Maker Pro. I love making panos, some with as many as 17 separate photos containing much detail. It stitched them flawlessy! ArcSoft offers a trial version that you can download for free, 40 quid to keep. Below is the link to the product:
I have a Win XP/Home computer with SP2 and have Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 installed which can stitch identically-sized photos together and I have just used this successfully. But, a friend overseas just sent me 4 photos of a damaged panorama. The heights are the same but each photo has different widths depending upon where the panorama fell apart into sections and EMC 8 will not stitch them together because the widths are not identical. I have Jasc Paint Shop Pro Studio 9 (then owned by Corel but the name wasn't changed yet).
Does anyone know of a free or inexpensive software that I could use to stitch these photos into a panorama? I also own a Mac with Adobe Photoshop Elements 3.0 for Mac installed. I could transfer the .jpgs to the Mac if this would work.