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The CodedColor PanoramaViewer is a simple application, which allows you to realistically view and animate panoramic scenes. Panoramas can be created with any digital camera by shooting a series of images that all have a small overlapping vertical border, which can then be stitched together by some applications like CodedColor PhotoStudio. Through spherical distortion and animation of the image, a threedimensional effect is simulated.


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Download PanoramaViewer 2.6

Notes: The Panorama Viewer is freeware! Panorama stiching, i.e the attachment of separate panorama frames, will be available in CodedColor PhotoStudio 5.0.

The Panorama Viewer is also part of CodedColor PhotoStudio.

Interface elements and user options

Open Panorama You can locate BMP and JPG panorama images on your disk using the Open dialog. In the list below the toolbar, a shortcut to the original file is created for every opened panorama. Shortcuts can be renamed and deleted, without affecting the original files. The list can store an indefinite amount of panorama shortcuts. In CodedColor PhotoStudio, these links are stored in the Organizer catalog "Panoramas 1". If you later install CodedColor PhotoStudio, your current list of panorama shortcuts is automatically imported by the Organizer.
Field of View Width of current view window in the panorama, i.e. camera view angle (default value is around 90 degrees). This option stands in direct relation to the size of the application window. You should first resize the application window by dragging the window edges, and then adapt the field of view accordingly. All values are stored with the current panorama, so reopening the panorama will automatically reload the last dimensions. Because each panorama is unique, it must be adapted individually to the application window.
Horizon Angle The image horizon stands in direct relation to the camera Field of View (see above) and the size of the application window. The horizon angle determines the curve of the horizon. A strongly curved horizon leaves the impression of a fish eye lens. Under normal conditions, this value should lie between -10 and 10 degrees. The angle is stored - like the window size and the field of view - with the current panorama.
Antialiasing Digital images can show rough pixel edges and rasters, depending on their current zoom factor. The antialias option improves edge sharpness and softens speckled regions. Since this operation costs time and computer resources, you should leave the value at None or On Stop, so that the animation flow is not interrupted. With the On Stop setting, the antialias operation is only applied when the image movement stops. A good alternative for limited resources would be, to reduce the size of the panorama using CodedColor PhotoStudio. In the resize dialog of the Image Editor, you can define a resample filter like Lanczos3 or Fast Linear, which corresponds to a one time anitialiasing in the reduced panorama.
View Direction This option determines the current view direction of the eyes. 0 degrees points to the left border of the panorama, while the center of the panorama is reached at 180 degrees.
Movement Mode The movement mode determines the way the viewer can influence the panorama animation. You can animate a panorama manually, or let it turn like a slowly moving camera. A manual movement (Guide mode) is initiated through mouse clicks in the panorama. The closer the click is to the edge of the panorama, the faster you move the panorama in that direction, the more you click near the center, the slower the animation. A click into the center stops the animation. In the Drag mode you must push the panorama in the desired direction. All manual movement should have a Momentum below 100%, so that the movement actually stops again. The Auto mode automatically plays the panorama like a film from a turning camera (with a Momentum of 100% and a speed under 1).
Momentum This value determines the inertia of the movement. Values in the range of 0 to 50 brake the movement very soon. A value of 100 leads to an endless animation, as it is used by the Auto movement mode above. If you click in the panorama during an Auto animation, you stop the movement and reset the mode to Guide, while the Momentum value remains unchanged at 100%. Another click in the panorama continues the automatic animation with a different speed (see Mouse Actions below).
Speed Speed of the animation or panorama movement. This value lies in the range of 0,3 to 20. The Auto animation mode uses values under 1, in order to simulate a slowly turning camera. You can also change the speed intuitively by clicking into the panorama. The further at the edge you click, the faster the movement. A click in the center stops the movement.
Mouse Actions By clicking with the mouse in the panorama, you can determine the direction and speed of the animation. The further at the edge you click, the faster the movement. A click in the center stops the movement. Using the mouse corresponds to the Guide movement mode. An Auto movement mode simulates a slowly turning camera, with no need for user interaction. You watch the panorama like a film, and adapt only the speed if necessary.

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