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* [[FSPViewer]] is a free hardware accelerated stand alone viewer by [[Fulvio Senore]] (Windows only).
 
* [[FSPViewer]] is a free hardware accelerated stand alone viewer by [[Fulvio Senore]] (Windows only).
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* [[panoglview]] is an Open Source hardware accelerated stand alone viewer for [[Equirectangular Projection]] images (Windows, Linux and OS X).
 
* [[panoglview]] is an Open Source hardware accelerated stand alone viewer for [[Equirectangular Projection]] images (Windows, Linux and OS X).
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* [[panoviewer]] is an Open Source stand-alone viewer now superceded by [[panoglview]] (Windows, Linux).
 
* [[panoviewer]] is an Open Source stand-alone viewer now superceded by [[panoglview]] (Windows, Linux).
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* [[PTViewer]], the original standalone viewer created by [[Helmut Dersch]] in C for X-Windows available from one of the [[mirrors]] (Linux).
 
* [[PTViewer]], the original standalone viewer created by [[Helmut Dersch]] in C for X-Windows available from one of the [[mirrors]] (Linux).
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* [[Quicktime]] also works as a standalone vewer (Windows, OS X).
 
* [[Quicktime]] also works as a standalone vewer (Windows, OS X).
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*[http://www.panorado.com Panorado] A full-featured image viewer/browser supporting panoramas (JPEG & QTVR). Shareware.

Revision as of 14:42, 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

  • Quicktime also works as a standalone vewer (Windows, OS X).
  • Panorado A full-featured image viewer/browser supporting panoramas (JPEG & QTVR). Shareware.