I did a bit more digging and came up with the following...
PANORAMA TOOLS (website) http://www.all-in-one.ee/~dersch/
Host site for: PTStitcher, High quality, simple to use, all format stitching software; Panorama Tools, Photoshop plug-in for panorama creation, editing and remapping; PTViewer, High quality spherical viewer, Standalone and java versions for many
I have no idea if the above is any good -- you'll have have to try and see.
This allows you to turn individual images into an ultra-wide, panorama, or fish-eye image. Built-in focal-length detection, distortion cancellation, and perspective correction that take all the hard work out of piecing together individual pictures to form stunning images. A higher version can be handled upto 1200Mpixel of JPEG.
Autostitch can produce impressive results if you're lucky. However if your not so lucky, the stoneage user interface combined with totally automatic operation and hardly any instructions at all will soon make you pull your hair. Therefore I only wish I had moved forward to PTGui sooner, which is well worth its 70€ price tag, if only to save the rest of my hair.
I tried AutoStitch, but like micromax meant it is too automated. I use PhotoManager (of course) and you can do it all manually. About 10 pictures in 5 minutes. It does not only stitch, but also has a desktop wide (multi monitor) cyclorama (panorama) viewer. See Examples and download PhotoManager from www.caelektronics.nl .