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* [[pan0]] is an open source, Flash 9 based player for panoramas in equirectangular format. The application was formely known as "fspp".
 
* [[pan0]] is an open source, Flash 9 based player for panoramas in equirectangular format. The application was formely known as "fspp".
  
* [[PanoSalado]] is an open source Flash 9 & 10 and Flex based viewer for cubic, equirectangular (spherical), cylindrical and QTVR panoramas. It supports 2D & 3D hotspots, audio, video, and being extended via XML or directly via Actionscript (AS3) and/or MXML. See PanoSalado's  [http://panosalado.com/panosalado site], download source and examples from the [http://code.google.com/p/panosalado/ GoogleCode] repository, access the[http://api.panosalado.com/index.html API] and view live [http://panosalado.com/forums?func=view&catid=15&id=57 examples].
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* [[PanoSalado]] is an open source Flash 9 & 10 and Flex based viewer for cubic, equirectangular (spherical), cylindrical and QTVR panoramas. It supports 2D & 3D hotspots, audio, video, and being extended via XML or directly via Actionscript (AS3) and/or MXML. See PanoSalado's  [http://panosalado.com/panosalado site], download source and examples from the [http://code.google.com/p/panosalado/ GoogleCode] repository, access the [http://api.panosalado.com/index.html API] and view live [http://panosalado.com/forums?func=view&catid=15&id=57 examples].
  
 
* [http://www.immervision.com/en/multimedia/multimedia_products/multimedia_products_2_4.php PURE Player for Flash] is a free Flash 9 based player that supports cylindrical, spherical and cubic panoramas.
 
* [http://www.immervision.com/en/multimedia/multimedia_products/multimedia_products_2_4.php PURE Player for Flash] is a free Flash 9 based player that supports cylindrical, spherical and cubic panoramas.
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* [http://gardengnomesoftware.com/pano2vr Pano2VR] (former [[Pano2QTVR]]) creates Flash 8 or Flash 9 SWF files with included spherical viewer.
 
* [http://gardengnomesoftware.com/pano2vr Pano2VR] (former [[Pano2QTVR]]) creates Flash 8 or Flash 9 SWF files with included spherical viewer.
  
* [[krpano]] is a flash 9 based panorama viewer, see http://krpano.com/
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* [[krpano]] is a Flash 9 & 10 based panorama viewer, see http://krpano.com/
  
 
== Stand alone Viewers ==
 
== Stand alone Viewers ==

Revision as of 19:01, 20 April 2009

There are basically three types of viewers for spherical panoramas:

  • Java based Viewers run on any platform that supports Java.
  • Plugin based viewers require a plugin (Quicktime, Shockwave) to run and might be platform specific.
  • Stand alone viewers that are executables for a specific platform.

Java based Viewers

Free

  • Panorado Applet - a free java viewer applet - "flat" view, but very fast, thus suited for larger images.
  • PURE Player for Java (by ImmerVision) is a free Java viewer applet that supports cylindrical, spherical and cubic panoramic images.
  • PURE Player for PRO Java (by ImmerVision) is a free Java viewer applet that supports cylindrical, spherical and cubic panoramic images. It also supports user interfaces.

Commercial

There are some commercial Java based viewers. Most of them are either a PTViewer clone or less functional.

Plugin based Viewers

Free

  • Quicktime is available for Apple Macintosh and Windows. Requires panorama in QTVR movie format. (PanoCube or Pano2QTVR convert from equirectangular to .mov on Windows)
  • freepv is an open source cross-platform viewer for QTVR and other panorama formats.
  • DevalVR is a windows plugin for viewing panoramic content.

Commercial

Flash or Shockwave based Viewers

Free

  • SPi-V is a very sophisticated and smooth viewer based on Macromedia Shockwave that handles panoramas completely in graphics card memory (free version with logo).
  • pan0 is an open source, Flash 9 based player for panoramas in equirectangular format. The application was formely known as "fspp".
  • PanoSalado is an open source Flash 9 & 10 and Flex based viewer for cubic, equirectangular (spherical), cylindrical and QTVR panoramas. It supports 2D & 3D hotspots, audio, video, and being extended via XML or directly via Actionscript (AS3) and/or MXML. See PanoSalado's site, download source and examples from the GoogleCode repository, access the API and view live examples.
  • PURE Player for Flash is a free Flash 9 based player that supports cylindrical, spherical and cubic panoramas.

Commercial

  • The Flash Panorama Player is a cross-platform viewer that displays QTVR movies as well as equirectangular (spherical) and cylindrical panoramas. Cube faces and stripes can also be handled. It supports SWF-plugins to extend its functionality (for example to integrate distorted FLV-movies as hotspots).
  • Pano2VR (former Pano2QTVR) creates Flash 8 or Flash 9 SWF files with included spherical viewer.

Stand alone Viewers

  • panoviewer is an Open Source stand-alone viewer now superceded by panoglview (Windows, Linux).
  • PTViewer, the original standalone viewer created by Helmut Dersch in C for X-Windows available from one of the mirrors (Linux) or the 3.2 version in compiled Java from his page (Windows).
  • Quicktime also works as a standalone viewer (Windows, Mac).
  • DevalVR has a stand alone version, too (Windows).
  • freepv is a standalone hardware accelerated QTVR viewer as well as a plugin.
  • pvQt is a portable panoramic image viewer with 3D rotation and perspective control, requires video hardware and driver that support at least OpenGL version 1.5, 2.0 or better for full functionality.
  • Panorado is a full-featured image viewer/browser supporting panoramas (JPEG & QTVR). Shareware. (Windows)
  • PURE Player for Windows is a free standalone version of PURE Player viewer for Windows OS that supports cylindrical, spherical and cubic panoramas.
  • PURE Player for Pocket PC is a free standalone version of PURE Player viewer for Windows Mobile 5 OS that supports cylindrical, spherical and cubic panoramas.