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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).
  
* [[panoviewer]] is an Open Source stand-alone viewer now superceded by [[panoglview]] (Windows, Linux).
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* <strike>[[panoviewer]]</strike> is an Open Source stand-alone viewer now superceded by [[panoglview]] (Windows, Linux).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).
 
* [[PTViewer]], the original standalone viewer created by [[Helmut Dersch]] in C for X-Windows available from one of the [[mirrors]] (Linux).

Revision as of 22:10, 1 October 2007

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.

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.
  • freepv is an open source cross-platform viewer for QTVR and other panorama formats.
  • DevalVR is a windows plugin for viewing panoramic content.

Stand alone Viewers

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