Is there a tool in Ubuntu to automatically merge two images having a common strip? I need to scan a large image, which will not fit at once in the scanner. I was thinking about scanning it in two parts and hand-editing the result in Gimp to join them. But probably an automatic tool can do the same more quickly and better.
EDIT I think I may have not made my point clear. My difficulty is not aligning two images. My problem is that one has to compensate for the rotation or distortion introduced by the manual process of putting the sheet into the scanner, and an automatic tool should obtain more precise results at analyzing common patterns in the two images to rotate and align them seamlessly.