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30/08/2016

Panorado website changed to HTTPS completely

SSL/TLS transport encryption is now state-of-the-art (Thanks to the Let's Encrypt campaign). It should be applied to any web pages with non-public content.
Panorado JS has been configured accordingly - update recommended!

01/08/2016

Responsive design for Panorado website

The new flexible layout equally fits for large desktop screens and smaller displays used by tablets and smartphones.
It is designed for mouse and touch interaction - much like the Panorado JS viewer.

09/01/2016

Panorado Applet: Support terminated

The Panorado Applet was the predecessor of Panorado JS. It required a Java VM to be installed on the client's computer, and a browser supporting Java applets. This technology is considered as deprecated now, and, practically, is not used any more.
All licensees have been offered a free change to Panorado JS, the state-of-the-art HTML5 viewer.
The module contains a Java class that still makes it suitable for Java applications.

13/11/2015

Panorado JS 2.4: New version with overlays

Overlays are similar to hotspots, but allow to define complex HTML elements like <div> which pop up when the overlay symbol gets clicked or tapped. User interaction is optimized for touch input.
A new demo page illustrates some of the effects of this new feature.

02/09/2015

Panorado 4.0 Win64

The newly published 64-bit version of Panorado 4.0 requires a 64-bit Windows installation. It allows to open really large images (let's say, more than 200 megapixels). On smaller images, you won't notice the difference.

21/07/2015

Panorado FOV: A field of view display element for Panorado JS

This very simple free-of-charge script can be attached to a Panorado JS viewer, displaying its current orientation and field of view on top of a background image (like a map).
There's also a new demo page about it. See the details...

23/06/2015

"Get Location from Google Earth"

Google has discontinued its support for Google Earth's COM API as of 2014/12/12. This seems to apply to version 7.1.4+.
As a consequence, Panorado 4.0 and Panorado Flyer now check if the API is available and offer a "Get Location from Clipboard" option.
Thus, you now need to call "Copy View Location" in GE first and then make Panorado paste the coordinates form the clipboard to your image.

12/06/2015

Panorado JS 2.3: New version with focus on mobile

Various improvements resulting from extensive tests with browsers on Android 5.01: touch control, device orientation control.
Clearer distinction now between use on private websites (displaying a small product logo) on the one hand and commercial websites (with registration key) on the other hand.
A new Demo page has been inserted to show the versatile features of the HTML5 viewer.

20/01/2014

Panorado JS 2.1: New version supports video redering

Since HTML5 browsers support more and more video formats directly, it's an obvious idea to combine this with a pano viewer. Ok, the new version of Panorado JS comes with video support!
This applies to video files (MP4, WebM, Ogg) and video streams from built-in or attached cameras.
Flat or spherical projection, like the former still video formats, with zooming and panning within an animated image. Nice effects can certainly be achieved with high-res, wide angle or even 360° videos.
More features: New design for control buttons and hotspot popups, and a lot of minor improvements.

01/08/2013

Panorado JS: high-speed viewing on all Windows browsers

The current MS Internet Explorer v.11 closes up to Firefox, Opera, and Chrome, now also supporting WebGL technology for hardware rendering, and doing that even a bit faster than the competition.
Recent browser versions for Windows also brought some improvements in touchscreen support.
And there's even been progress in some Android browser versions coming up lately.
We are periodically testing our viewer with new browser versions and do adjustments if required.
See the browser compatibility list...

16/08/2012

Panorado JS supports device orientation control

Mobile devices are normally equipped with orientation sensors, which brings up the idea to use the way you hold your device to set image orientation accordingly. This is what Panorado JS does now.
Due to varying quality of current mobile browsers, this feature should currently be regarded as experimental. But it's fully documented on the Panorado JS tech page, and you are encouraged to experiment with it!

30/07/2012

Interactive Graphics with HTML5

This new background article describes the state of the art of HTML5 features like canvas elements, touchscreen input and motion detection. This applies as well to traditional desktop computers as to current smartphones and tablets.
This is of course a by-product of our Panorado JS development.
Read the article...

06/06/2012

Panorado JS 2.0

supports WebGL hardware graphics and touch screen input!
This makes our web-based panoramic viewer still faster and more comfortable. Basic features are available on all computer systems, while advanced features make use of new browser-specific implementations which are steadily improving. Thus, an interactive viewer gets even available for tablets and smartphones!
More...

11/01/2012

Panorado goes HTML5: Panorado JS 1.0 viewer released!

It's time now to change web components to the current HTML5 standard. Our new web viewer runs immediately on all current browsers, without requiring any plugins like Java, Flash, or Silverlight!
Like the predecessor, the Panorado Applet, it is free of charge on private websites.
More...

07/11/2009

Panorado Flyer 1.2: New 64-bit version!

Since the "Flyer" is implemented as a Windows Explorer extension, it runs, in a technical sense, within its process space. Thus, a 32-bit Explorer requires a 32-bit Flyer, and a 64-bit Explorer requires a 64-bit Flyer, which is available for free download by now.
More...

27/02/2009

Panorado 4.0: New geocoding feature retrieves location names!

Panorado's geocoding functions which so far were focussed on the Google Earth service have been extended by an option to insert location names automatically into an image, given that location coordinates are known. Panorado queries the GeoNames database for city, province, and country names of an image's location. This public database is available over the Internet; it is permanently updated.

16/02/2009

Panorado Applet

now supports spherical projection with unaligned horizon!
Generally, panoramic photographers take care to get the horizon exactly in the center of the image. But in case you couldn't achieve this or had to handle existing photographs, you had to use tricks like adding black space in order to get an acceptable spherical presentation. This applied to almost all viewers available.
The Panorado Applet v.2.2.1.26 now offers to define the distance between the horizon and the center of the image by a parameter, thus enabling asymmetric images to be presented without distortion.
More about the applet...

12/12/2008

Panorado 4.0: New Version!

Panorado now supports viewing of HDR images (High Dynamic Range) which get more and more important in professional imaging, with some extended viewing options. File formats: Radiance HDR and OpenEXR.
Numerous camera RAW formats are also supported now.
The Organizer has been redesigned, providing a collection pane for easy finding, selecting and arranging of images which can subsequently processed by an extended number of batch jobs (new: scaling, copying metadata).
The transformation tool has been revised. And there are lots of minor improvements.
More...

02/12/2008

HDR Imaging: Background article.

Storing images with a high dynamic range in a HDR aware format offers some exciting new options. This backgrounder anticipates one of the new features of Panorado 4.0 - more about that in the near future!

17/09/2008

Berlin.Eye 2009: panorama calendar with interactive CD-ROM.

Circular panoramas offer a surprisingly new perspective on urban environments. Plus all the images on CD-ROM for interactive viewing!
Details...

03/08/2006

Panorado Flyer 1.0

Geo-coding is hip - since Google Earth and Google Maps are spreading really fast. Panorado Flyer is a small, yet very usefull tool which enables you to link image files to locations, using geographical coordinates. It's free! More...

21/10/2005

Panorado: New Version 3.3

- View and edit EXIF and IPTC metadata.
- Powerful image finder tool.
- "Fly" to image locations with Google Earth.
- Lots of minor improvements.
Click here for details!