GUI front-ends

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== Other specialist GUIs ==
 
== Other specialist GUIs ==
  
* [[Enblend Front End]] is a wrapper around [[enblend]] (''Freeware'', Windows only).
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* [[Enblend Front End]] is a wrapper around [[enblend]] and [[SmartBlend]] (''Freeware'', Windows only).
  
 
* [[PanoCube]] is a wrapper around [[Panorama Tools]] for converting [[equirectangular]] images to [[QTVR]] format (''Shareware'', Windows and Linux).
 
* [[PanoCube]] is a wrapper around [[Panorama Tools]] for converting [[equirectangular]] images to [[QTVR]] format (''Shareware'', Windows and Linux).

Revision as of 17:40, 20 July 2006

Using Panorama Tools without a graphical helper application is very difficult. There are a number of GUI front-ends to make the process easier.

The following lists are in approximate order of creation (please re-arrange if inaccurate).

Basic control point pickers

  • Panorama Tools Plugins still contain the original control-point selection process, this involved pasting little barcodes into source images and was extremely laborious (Open Source, Windows, Linux, Mac).
  • PTPicker is a java application for creating control-points that superceded the bar code method (Freeware, Windows, Linux, Mac).
  • ControlPoints is a control-point selection tool (Freeware, Windows only).
  • PanoPoints is a control-point picker written in Perl (Open Source, Linux).

Full workflow management (including control point picking)

  • PTOpenGUI is no longer maintained and is now superceded by Hugin (Open Source, Windows only).

Other specialist GUIs

  • Pano2QTVR is a new and very promising Windows freeware project to convert equirectangular (360�x180�) panos to QuickTime cubic movies and link them together to virtual tours. Includes Hotspot Editor.
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