Panorama Viewers

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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.

Java based Viewers

Free

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

Apple Quicktime

Quicktime is available for Apple Macintosh and Windows. Requires panorama in QTVR movie format. (PanoCube converts from equirectangular to .mov on Windows)

PangeaVR

PangeaVR is a viewer for Mac OSX only that displays both cubic QuickTime-VR panoramas in QTVR movie format and equirectangular (spherical) JPEG panoramas by Brian Greenstone. See http://www.pangeasoft.net/pano/plugin/pangeavr.html for details.

Shockwave

SPi-V is a very sophisticated and smooth viewer based on Macromedia Shockwave that handles panoramas completeley in graphics card memory.

Stand alone Viewers

Windows

Linux

Apple Macintosh