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These are simple text files and fairly self-explanatory, but the interesting thing is that these .paf files contain stuff like camera field-of-view, pan, tilt, boundaries and now partial panorama settings.
 
These are simple text files and fairly self-explanatory, but the interesting thing is that these .paf files contain stuff like camera field-of-view, pan, tilt, boundaries and now partial panorama settings.
  
..anyway there is some future potential with all this:
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== as a replacement for PTEditor ==
  
* Creating a .paf project from a partial equirectangular .pto project.
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[[PTEditor]] is an older unsupported tool for viewing a panorama, extracting undistorted views for external editing and reinserting those edited views. The '''panoglview''' .paf saving feature can be used to imitate this functionality in conjunction with the [http://search.cpan.org/dist/Panotools-Script/bin/pafextract pafextract] tool.
* Panning to a view and using these settings as an initial QTVR/flash viewpoint.
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* Panning to a viewpoint, saving the project and using nona to extract a high-res version of the view.
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* This extracted view can be edited in something like the gimp and reinserted into the panorama - Basically the functionality of the old pteditor tool.
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-- SimonOosthoek 25 Jul 2008 (using text from Bruno Postle)
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The [http://www.flickr.com/photos/36383814@N00/2845671569/ pafextract workflow] goes something like this:
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# open a panorama in '''panoglview'''
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# find a viewpoint to edit, save a .paf viewpoint
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# extract a bitmap image of this view with pafextract
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# edit it with the [[gimp]] or another image editor, save
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# remap this using the .pto project created by pafextract
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# merge with the panorama
  
 
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Revision as of 00:25, 1 April 2009

panoglview on Linux
panoglview is an OpenGL hardware accelerated immersive viewer for equirectangular images, originally created by

Fabian Wenzel and currently hosted on the hugin sourceforge site.

The license for panoglview is the GNU General Public License (GPL).

You can download pre-compiled versions of panoglview as part of the hugin installer bundles for OS X and Windows. panoglview is available for linux distributions through the usual channels.


compiling panoglview

requirements...

using panoglview

Panoglview is intended to view full 180x360 (equirectangular) panoramas projected onto a globe which can be spun around using the mouse.

For viewing a partial panorama, you use project files. There are no examples in the distribution, but they can be created by opening an equirectangular image and saving a .paf 'project'.

These are simple text files and fairly self-explanatory, but the interesting thing is that these .paf files contain stuff like camera field-of-view, pan, tilt, boundaries and now partial panorama settings.

as a replacement for PTEditor

PTEditor is an older unsupported tool for viewing a panorama, extracting undistorted views for external editing and reinserting those edited views. The panoglview .paf saving feature can be used to imitate this functionality in conjunction with the pafextract tool.

The pafextract workflow goes something like this:

  1. open a panorama in panoglview
  2. find a viewpoint to edit, save a .paf viewpoint
  3. extract a bitmap image of this view with pafextract
  4. edit it with the gimp or another image editor, save
  5. remap this using the .pto project created by pafextract
  6. merge with the panorama
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