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There are basically three types of viewers for spherical panoramas:
 
There are basically three types of viewers for spherical panoramas:
 
* [[Java]] based Viewers run on any platform that supports [[Java]].
 
* [[Java]] based Viewers run on any platform that supports [[Java]].
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There are some commercial [[Java]] based viewers. Most of them are either a [[PTViewer]] clone or less functional.
 
There are some commercial [[Java]] based viewers. Most of them are either a [[PTViewer]] clone or less functional.
  
== Plugin based Viewers ==
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== HTML5 based Viewers ==
  
 
=== Free ===
 
=== 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)
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* [[Syborg Rooms]] exports virtual tours in flash and html5. Based on the users device the export shows the supported format.
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* [http://www.vrhabitat.com/#vr5 VR5 Pano Viewer]. You need to prepare the images to him (cube faces in 2 resolutions: 1024px & 480px. Can redirect to your standard player in case the browser is not on an iPad/iPhone. (Free for personal use.)
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* [http://pannellum.org/ Pannellum] Very lightweight HTML 5 open source viewer featuring embedding support, configuration using URL parameters, title and author information, multiresolution support, and full screen support among other things.
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* [http://leandigo.github.io/leanorama/ Leanorama]. A free and open source viewer for Webkit browsers (Chrome, Safari, iPad, iPhone, Android 3+). Allows simple definition of virtual tours in JavaScript. Will stretch cube faces of any size to 1024*1024px - so larger panoramas probably won't make sense. Documentation and download on [https://github.com/leandigo/leanorama GitHub]
  
* [[freepv]] is an open source cross-platform viewer for [[QTVR]] and other panorama formats.
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=== Commercial ===
  
* [[DevalVR]] is a Windows browser plugin that displays both cubic QuickTime-VR panoramas in [[QTVR]] movie format panoramas. See http://www.devalvr.com/ for details.
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* [[Syborg Rooms]] Pro Version
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* [http://krpano.com/ KRPano] is a Flash 9 & 10 & HTML5 based panorama viewer with a wide range of configuration options. These include different projections such as stereographic ('little planet'), fisheye, Vedutismo, and 'architectural'. It can handle cubefaces, equirects and QTVR .mov files, and it can embed other media including audio and FLV videos into panoramas.
  
* [[PangeaVR]] is a Mac OS X browser plugin that displays both cubic QuickTime-VR panoramas in [[QTVR]] movie format and equirectangular (spherical) [[JPEG]] panoramas. See http://www.pangeasoft.net/pano/plugin/pangeavr.html for details.
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== Stand alone Viewers ==
  
=== Commercial ===
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{| class="wikitable"
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|+Stand alone Viewers
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|-
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|Name
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|Description
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|Lizence
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|Windows
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|macOS
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|Linux
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|Windows CE
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|iOS
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|Android
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|-
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|[[FSPViewer]]
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|A free hardware accelerated stand alone viewer by [[Fulvio Senore]] that supports ICC color profiles
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|Freeware
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|x
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|x
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|x
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|
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|
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|
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|-
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|[[panoglview|PanoGLView]]
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|A is an Open Source hardware accelerated stand alone viewer for [[Equirectangular Projection]] images
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|GPL
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|x
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|x
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|x
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|
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|
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|
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|-
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|[[PTViewer]]
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|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 [http://webuser.fh-furtwangen.de/~dersch/ his page]
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|?
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|x
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|x
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|x
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|
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|
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|
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|-
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|[[DevalVR|Videopanoramas Player]]
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|A stand alone version panorama viewer.
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|Freeware
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|x
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|-
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|[[freepv]]
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|A standalone hardware accelerated [[QTVR]] viewer as well as a plugin.
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|OpenSource
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|x
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|-
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|[https://github.com/lazarus-pkgs/panini Panini]
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|An open source panoramic image viewer and perspective tool for all Qt platforms, including Linux, Windows, OSX.  It can display files in many panoramic formats. Your video driver must support OpenGL version 1.5, 2.0 for full functionality. Get Panini at [https://github.com/lazarus-pkgs/panini], [[Build Panini on MacOSX|build on macOS]] or [[Build Panini on Other Unixes|build on other unixes]].
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|GPL
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|x
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|x
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|x
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|
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|
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|
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|-
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|[http://www.panorado.com Panorado]
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|A full-featured image viewer/browser supporting panoramas (JPEG & QTVR).
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|Shareware
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|x
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|-
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|[http://www.immervision.com/en/multimedia/multimedia_products/multimedia_products_2_6.php PURE Player for Windows]
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|A free standalone version of PURE Player viewer for Windows OS that supports cylindrical, spherical and cubic panoramas.
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|Freeware
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|x
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|-
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|[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xojot.vrplayer VR Media Player - 360° Viewer]
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|For Android is a free app. Open 360° picture and movie files from local storage and from online locations. It supports Google DayDream headsets.
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|Free to use
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|x
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|-
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|[http://www.itunes.com/apps/ipano iPano]
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|For iPhone and iPad, awesome pano viewing app. Lets you keep a high res portfolio (8192 x 4096).
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|?
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|x
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|
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|-
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|[http://www.pangeasoft.net/pano/pangeavr/index.html PangeaVR]
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|For iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch is an app that plays panoramas (max. 2048x1024px equirects on iPhone/iPod, 4096x2048 on iPad) using OpenGL. The standard version of PangeaVR is free, the Pro version (which can store panoramas locally for offline viewing) costs $5.99.
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|Commercial
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|x
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|-
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|[http://panobender.atspace.com/ PanoBender]
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|A free standalone viewer for JPEG images of equirectangular and cylindrical panoramas.
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|Freeware
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|
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|
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|
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|x
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|
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|-
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|[https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adec.apps.release.panpro PPV360HD] (aka Professional Panoramic Viewer 360 HD)
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|A commercial full-featured Android (from 2.0) App by Andridea (author is Andrea de Carolis) to view Panorama up to 2.27GigaPixel (max 65000x32000) on tablets/smartphones with Kinetic Rotation, full pinch and zoom, tagging. Take a jpeg (equirectangular/cylindrical, full or semi panoramic) and processes it with its own multi-tiles generator, and view them offline with its hardware accelerated 3d viewer. User can change FOV, vert/horiz degree and many options ([https://sites.google.com/site/andrewdc09/Software/ppv360hd developer site]). There'is also a [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adec.apps.release.pandemo free demo] available, with some limitations. Developers offer the possibility to build Virtual Tour App.
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|Commercial
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|
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|x
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|}
  
* There are no known commercial plugins for standard web delivery of panoramas
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== Flash(deprecated) or Shockwave(discontinued) based Viewers ==
 
 
== Flash or Shockwave based Viewers ==
 
  
 
=== Free ===
 
=== Free ===
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* The [http://flashpanoramas.com/player/ 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).
 
* The [http://flashpanoramas.com/player/ 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).
  
* [http://gardengnomesoftware.com/pano2vr Pano2VR] (formerly [[Pano2QTVR]]) creates Flash 9 and Flash 10-compatible SWF files with included spherical viewer. It also creates QuickTime VR content and can output images in a number of different projections including equirect and cubefaces.
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* [http://ggnome.com/pano2vr Pano2VR] (formerly [[Pano2QTVR]]) creates HTML5 virtual tours, and Flash 10-compatible SWF files with included spherical viewer. It also creates QuickTime VR content and can output images in a number of different projections including equirect and cubefaces.
  
 
* [http://krpano.com/ KRPano] is a Flash 9 & 10 & HTML5 based panorama viewer with a wide range of configuration options. These include different projections such as stereographic ('little planet'), fisheye, Vedutismo, and 'architectural'. It can handle cubefaces, equirects and QTVR .mov files, and it can embed other media including audio and FLV videos into panoramas.
 
* [http://krpano.com/ KRPano] is a Flash 9 & 10 & HTML5 based panorama viewer with a wide range of configuration options. These include different projections such as stereographic ('little planet'), fisheye, Vedutismo, and 'architectural'. It can handle cubefaces, equirects and QTVR .mov files, and it can embed other media including audio and FLV videos into panoramas.
  
== Online Services ==
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== Plugin based Viewers (For all modern browsers support has ended for all NPAPI plugins.) ==
  
* [[Virtual Tour Architect]] allows users to create virtual tours with panorama images. The tours are displayed as flash (PC) and html5 (iPhone, iPad). The tours are created very fast through a very easy-to-use interface. It is based on [[Syborg Rooms]].
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=== Free ===
  
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* [[Quicktime]] is available for Apple Macintosh. Requires panorama in [[QTVR]] movie format. ([[PanoCube]] or [[Pano2QTVR]] convert from equirectangular to .mov on Windows)
  
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* [[freepv]] is an open source cross-platform viewer for [[QTVR]] and other panorama formats.
  
== HTML5 based Viewers ==
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* [[DevalVR]] is a Windows browser plugin that displays both cubic QuickTime-VR panoramas in [[QTVR]] movie format panoramas. See http://www.devalvr.com/ for details.
  
=== Free ===
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* [[PangeaVR]] is a Mac OS X browser plugin that displays both cubic QuickTime-VR panoramas in [[QTVR]] movie format and equirectangular (spherical) [[JPEG]] panoramas. See http://www.pangeasoft.net/pano/plugin/pangeavr.html for details.
 
 
* [[Syborg Rooms]] exports virtual tours in flash and html5. Based on the users device the export shows the supported format.
 
* [http://www.vrhabitat.com/#vr5 VR5 Pano Viewer]. You need to prepare the images to him (cube faces in 2 resolutions. Can redirect to your standard player in case the browser is not on an iPad/iPhone.
 
* [http://pannellum.org/ Pannellum] Very lightweight HTML 5 open source viewer featuring embedding support, configuration using URL parameters, title and author information, multiresolution support, and full screen support among other things.
 
* [http://leandigo.github.io/leanorama/ Leanorama]. A free and open source viewer for Webkit browsers (Chrome, Safari, iPad, iPhone, Android 3+). Allows simple definition of virtual tours in JavaScript. Documentation and download on [https://github.com/leandigo/leanorama GitHub]
 
  
 
=== Commercial ===
 
=== Commercial ===
  
* [[Syborg Rooms]] Pro Version
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* There are no known commercial plugins for standard web delivery of panoramas
* [http://krpano.com/ KRPano] is a Flash 9 & 10 & HTML5 based panorama viewer with a wide range of configuration options. These include different projections such as stereographic ('little planet'), fisheye, Vedutismo, and 'architectural'. It can handle cubefaces, equirects and QTVR .mov files, and it can embed other media including audio and FLV videos into panoramas.
 
 
 
== Stand alone Viewers ==
 
 
 
* [[FSPViewer]] is a free hardware accelerated stand alone viewer by [[Fulvio Senore]] that supports ICC color profiles (Windows, Linux and OS X).
 
 
 
* [[panoglview]] is an Open Source hardware accelerated stand alone viewer for [[Equirectangular Projection]] images (Windows, Linux and OS X).
 
 
 
* <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) or the 3.2 version in compiled Java from [http://webuser.fh-furtwangen.de/~dersch/ 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.
 
 
 
* [http://groups.google.com/group/panini-support/web/panini-0-71-tips-and-tricks Panini] is an open source panoramic image viewer and perspective tool for all Qt platforms, including Linux, Windows, OSX.  It can display files in many panoramic formats. Your video driver must support OpenGL version 1.5, 2.0 for full functionality.  Get Panini at [http://sourceforge.net/projects/pvqt/ sf.net/projects/pvqt], [[Build Panini on MacOSX|build on OS X]] or [[Build Panini on Other Unixes|build on other unixes]].
 
 
 
* [http://www.panorado.com Panorado] is a full-featured image viewer/browser supporting panoramas (JPEG & QTVR). Shareware. (Windows)
 
 
 
* [http://www.immervision.com/en/multimedia/multimedia_products/multimedia_products_2_6.php PURE Player for Windows] is a free standalone version of PURE Player viewer for Windows OS that supports cylindrical, spherical and cubic panoramas.
 
 
 
* [http://www.cubeworld.org/ CubeWorld] for iPhone and iPod Touch is a free app that plays cubeface-based panoramas (max 1024px cubefaces) using OpenGL. It can store panoramas locally for offline viewing.
 
 
 
* [http://www.itunes.com/apps/ipano iPano] for iPhone and iPad, awesome pano viewing app. Lets you keep a high res portfolio (8192 x 4096).
 
 
 
* [http://www.pangeasoft.net/pano/pangeavr/index.html PangeaVR] for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch is an app that plays panoramas (max. 2048x1024px equirects on iPhone/iPod, 4096x2048 on iPad) using OpenGL. The standard version of PangeaVR is free, the Pro version (which can store panoramas locally for offline viewing) costs $5.99.
 
 
 
* [http://panobender.atspace.com/ PanoBender] for Windows CE is a free standalone viewer for JPEG images of equirectangular and cylindrical panoramas.
 
 
 
* [[SPi-V]] is also [http://fieldofview.com/spv-dev/downloads available as stand alone viewer] (requires [[Shockwave]] plugin) (Windows, OS X).
 
  
* [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adec.apps.release.panpro PPV360HD] (aka Professional Panoramic Viewer 360 HD) is a commercial full-featured Android (from 2.0) App by Andridea (author is Andrea de Carolis) to view Panorama up to 2.27GigaPixel (max 65000x32000) on tablets/smartphones with Kinetic Rotation, full pinch and zoom, tagging. Take a jpeg (equirectangular/cylindrical, full or semi panoramic) and processes it with its own multi-tiles generator, and view them offline with its hardware accelerated 3d viewer. User can change FOV, vert/horiz degree and many options ([https://sites.google.com/site/andrewdc09/Software/ppv360hd developer site]). There'is also a [https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.adec.apps.release.pandemo free demo] available, with some limitations. Developers offer the possibility to build Virtual Tour App.
 
  
 
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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. Unlike Java and plugin-based viewers these are not meant for use within web pages.

Java based Viewers

Free

  • Panorado Applet is a Java viewer applet. It only shows a "flat" view but it is fast, so it is suited for larger images where the normal immersive-style warping isn't needed.
  • PURE Player for Java (by ImmerVision) is a 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.

HTML5 based Viewers

Free

  • Syborg Rooms exports virtual tours in flash and html5. Based on the users device the export shows the supported format.
  • VR5 Pano Viewer. You need to prepare the images to him (cube faces in 2 resolutions: 1024px & 480px. Can redirect to your standard player in case the browser is not on an iPad/iPhone. (Free for personal use.)
  • Pannellum Very lightweight HTML 5 open source viewer featuring embedding support, configuration using URL parameters, title and author information, multiresolution support, and full screen support among other things.
  • Leanorama. A free and open source viewer for Webkit browsers (Chrome, Safari, iPad, iPhone, Android 3+). Allows simple definition of virtual tours in JavaScript. Will stretch cube faces of any size to 1024*1024px - so larger panoramas probably won't make sense. Documentation and download on GitHub

Commercial

  • Syborg Rooms Pro Version
  • KRPano is a Flash 9 & 10 & HTML5 based panorama viewer with a wide range of configuration options. These include different projections such as stereographic ('little planet'), fisheye, Vedutismo, and 'architectural'. It can handle cubefaces, equirects and QTVR .mov files, and it can embed other media including audio and FLV videos into panoramas.

Stand alone Viewers

Stand alone Viewers
Name Description Lizence Windows macOS Linux Windows CE iOS Android
FSPViewer A free hardware accelerated stand alone viewer by Fulvio Senore that supports ICC color profiles Freeware x x x
PanoGLView A is an Open Source hardware accelerated stand alone viewer for Equirectangular Projection images GPL x x x
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 ? x x x
Videopanoramas Player A stand alone version panorama viewer. Freeware x
freepv A standalone hardware accelerated QTVR viewer as well as a plugin. OpenSource x
Panini An open source panoramic image viewer and perspective tool for all Qt platforms, including Linux, Windows, OSX. It can display files in many panoramic formats. Your video driver must support OpenGL version 1.5, 2.0 for full functionality. Get Panini at [1], build on macOS or build on other unixes. GPL x x x
Panorado A full-featured image viewer/browser supporting panoramas (JPEG & QTVR). Shareware x
PURE Player for Windows A free standalone version of PURE Player viewer for Windows OS that supports cylindrical, spherical and cubic panoramas. Freeware x
VR Media Player - 360° Viewer For Android is a free app. Open 360° picture and movie files from local storage and from online locations. It supports Google DayDream headsets. Free to use x
iPano For iPhone and iPad, awesome pano viewing app. Lets you keep a high res portfolio (8192 x 4096). ? x
PangeaVR For iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch is an app that plays panoramas (max. 2048x1024px equirects on iPhone/iPod, 4096x2048 on iPad) using OpenGL. The standard version of PangeaVR is free, the Pro version (which can store panoramas locally for offline viewing) costs $5.99. Commercial x
PanoBender A free standalone viewer for JPEG images of equirectangular and cylindrical panoramas. Freeware x
PPV360HD (aka Professional Panoramic Viewer 360 HD) A commercial full-featured Android (from 2.0) App by Andridea (author is Andrea de Carolis) to view Panorama up to 2.27GigaPixel (max 65000x32000) on tablets/smartphones with Kinetic Rotation, full pinch and zoom, tagging. Take a jpeg (equirectangular/cylindrical, full or semi panoramic) and processes it with its own multi-tiles generator, and view them offline with its hardware accelerated 3d viewer. User can change FOV, vert/horiz degree and many options (developer site). There'is also a free demo available, with some limitations. Developers offer the possibility to build Virtual Tour App. Commercial x

Flash(deprecated) or Shockwave(discontinued) based Viewers

Free

  • CuTy is a tiny, dedicated viewer for (single node, JPEG encoded, cubic) QTVR .mov files based for Flash Player 10 and newer. Its functionality is deliberately kept minimal.
  • PanoSalado is an open source Flash 10 and Flex based viewer for cubic, equirectangular (spherical), cylindrical and QTVR panoramas. It handles multi-resolution tiled panoramas, and playback of panoramic video in common projections. It supports 2D & 3D hotspots, audio, video, and being extended via XML or directly via Actionscript (AS3) and/or MXML. See PanoSalado's blog, download source and examples from the IVRPA repository and access the API.
  • Salado Player is a fork from PanoSalado created in 2010. SaladoPlayer features configuration via xml files and additional modules, along with a module api.
  • PURE Player for Flash is a free Flash 9 based player that supports cylindrical, spherical and cubic panoramas.
  • 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).
  • Syborg Rooms can connect multiple panoramas and enrich the expierence with videos, images and text. Rooms are build with Syborg Architect - an easy graphical interface. It supports iPhone and iPad as well.

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 (formerly Pano2QTVR) creates HTML5 virtual tours, and Flash 10-compatible SWF files with included spherical viewer. It also creates QuickTime VR content and can output images in a number of different projections including equirect and cubefaces.
  • KRPano is a Flash 9 & 10 & HTML5 based panorama viewer with a wide range of configuration options. These include different projections such as stereographic ('little planet'), fisheye, Vedutismo, and 'architectural'. It can handle cubefaces, equirects and QTVR .mov files, and it can embed other media including audio and FLV videos into panoramas.

Plugin based Viewers (For all modern browsers support has ended for all NPAPI plugins.)

Free

  • Quicktime is available for Apple Macintosh. 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.

Commercial

  • There are no known commercial plugins for standard web delivery of panoramas

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