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* First and until now most versatile is [[PTViewer]] developed originally by [[Helmut Dersch]] and now [[PTViewer 2.7L2|maintained and enhanced]] by [[Fulvio Senore]]
 
* First and until now most versatile is [[PTViewer]] developed originally by [[Helmut Dersch]] and now [[PTViewer 2.7L2|maintained and enhanced]] by [[Fulvio Senore]]
 
* [[Immervision]] G2 - very promising but still beta.
 
* [[Immervision]] G2 - very promising but still beta.
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* [http://www.panorado.com/ Panorado Applet] - a free java viewer applet - "flat" view, but very fast, thus suited for larger images.
  
 
=== Commercial ===
 
=== Commercial ===

Revision as of 14:38, 11 November 2005

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.

Commercial

There are some commercial Java based viewers. Most of them are either a PTViewer clone or less functional. (Please add something about commercial Java viewers)

Plugin based Viewers

  • Quicktime is available for Apple Macintosh and Windows. Requires panorama in QTVR movie format. (PanoCube or Pano2QTVR convert from equirectangular to .mov on Windows)
  • SPi-V is a very sophisticated and smooth viewer based on Macromedia Shockwave that handles panoramas completely in graphics card memory.

Stand alone Viewers