The original library on Mac Classic is the pano12.lib which was placed in the System extensions folder. This library hasn't been updated since version 2.6b1 and does not include the fast transformation or multi processor support. The OS X version supplied by Kekus Digital to run with PTMac is called PanoTools.bundle and has many updates including fast transform by default, multi-processor support, improved optimizer (including Altivec optimizations), etc.
The current version of Panorama Tools on Sourceforge builds on OS X and is basically the same as the version supplied by Kekus Digital, this provides the main library (the libpano12.dylib file), PTOptimizer and panoinfo.
Quicktime VR conversion tools
There are two tools for converting equirectangular images into cubic Quicktime VR .mov files:
CubicConverter from ClickHere Design is Mac OSX-native and offers a variety of tools for conversion, editing of cube faces, setting various QuickTimeVR viewing and compression parameters.
MakeCubic is a Classic application provided free by Apple for basic conversion of equirectangular sources to QuicktimeVR cubic movies. MakeCubic is available on Apple's Quicktime developers tools page.
- How to install plug-ins in Photoshop
- The Panorama Tools Plugins are part of the original Panorama tools distribution by Helmut Dersch. There is a version for Mac OSX available from Kekus.com
- PTLens free lens distortion correction.
- How to install actions in Photoshop
- Contrast Masking Actions lightens shadows and darkens highlights.
- Contrast Blending Actions combine a bracketed series of images to extend dynamic range.
Plugins for the Gimp
There are several panoramic photography related gimp plugins that can be used to manipulate panoramas.
See also Panorama Viewers.
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