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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


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.

..anyway there is some future potential with all this:

  • Creating a .paf project from a partial equirectangular .pto project.
  • Panning to a view and using these settings as an initial QTVR/flash viewpoint.
  • Panning to a viewpoint, saving the project and using nona to extract a high-res version of the view.
  • This extracted view can be edited in something like the gimp and reinserted into the panorama - Basically the functionality of the old pteditor tool.

-- SimonOosthoek 25 Jul 2008 (using text from Bruno Postle)