Panotour / Panotour Pro 1.6 beta 1

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Panotour and Panotour Pro 1.6 beta 1 are available for download and test.


Discover what’s new in video:

The changelog: what’s new in Panotour and Panotour Pro 1.6


New Thumbnails plugin: Thumbnails stack

Thumbnails can now be displayed as a stack in a corner of the tour.
The user can click on a stack to expand it vertically or horizontally and click on a thumbnail to open a chosen panorama.

Add a template for hotspots tooltips

If you set %p as a tooltip on a hotspot linked to a panorama, the tooltip of the spot will show the name of the targeted panorama.

View projections

You can add some entries in the contextual menu to change the projection used to display the current panorama.

New theme

There are now 4 default themes available. The new one is similar to the KrPano theme.

Easy placement of panoramas in the main area

Add a new panorama to a project and it will be placed next to the other panoramas. There are no more superimposed panoramas.
If you type “Shift R” on your keyboard, the panoramas will be reorganized.

The following tips already existed in the previous versions, but they were not well known:
If you type “Ctrl 0″ the zoom will be adapted to fit all the panoramas.
If you type “Ctrl A”, all the panoramas are selected so you can modify their properties at once.
As in all standards software applications, you can also hold down the Ctrl key while clicking on the hotspots or panoramas to add other items to the selection.

Reducing distortions

A new “reduce distortion” button in the “Panorama Properties/Images” tab computes the best dimensions to avoid distortions in the tour.

The following features are only available in Panotour Pro.

Google Maps inside

A new Maps plugin, Panotour Maps, is available in the “Extra” tab.
If you use this plugin, your panoramas containing GPS data will be automatically localized on a map.
The panorama can be localized easily either by searching a location like on the Google Maps website or by entering the latitude/longitude.

Radar: the panorama’s orientation is displayed as a radar in Panotour Pro.
Just hold down the Ctrl key while a spot is selected on the map and an arrow showing the orientation will appear.

Each hotspot displayed through the Panotour Maps plugin can be customized with its proper icon or image.

A full customization of the plugin is available through XML editing. A documentation of the plugin features and their XML syntax will be available soon.

Direct export of the tour through FTP

Build and export your tour from Panotour Pro directly to your FTP server.

Directional sounds without clicking on a spot

It is now possible to set a sound as “display object” on a spot.
It will add a directional sound on a panorama that will be played as soon as the panorama is loaded.

Autorotation settings on each panorama

In Panotour Pro, the autorotation can be set differently for each panorama. These settings are:
- the rotation’s direction
- the rotation’s speed
- the delay before the rotation starts.

Sounds available on iPad® / iPhone®

If you add a sound over a whole tour or over a single panorama, it will be played on iPad® / iPhone®.
Only directional sounds are not supported on these platforms.

iPad® 2 / iPhone® 4 gyroscope support

Allow the users to explore your tour by moving their tablet, only by enabling the Gyroscope plugin for iPad2® / iPhone4®

Ability to set the size of a closed map

We added a new way to set the size of the Maps plugin.
The closed map can be sized and placed independantly of the opened map.

Call a JavaScript function through a click on a hotspot

A new field is available in the hotspot properties tab which allows to call JavaScript functions from the HTML page where the tour is embedded.
Fill the JavaScript call in the field and when the user clicks on the spot, the JS script will be called.

Import of orthoptic panoramas

A new entry is available in the “File/Import” submenu that allows the import of orthoptic images (360° mirror images) in the project.

  • Luciano Correa | May 9, 2011 at 22 h 58 min

    I am very happy with Kolor Team, you still implementing new features, correcting errors and improving all the software all the time. Well done! Congrats!

  • Burhan Akyüz | May 10, 2011 at 10 h 39 min

    I want to give support to other languages ​​such as Turkish Turkish language support.

    Burhan Akyüz
    Best regards

  • Jaime Banuelos | May 10, 2011 at 19 h 21 min

    Can you add an option that once you export the equirectangular image in Pano Tour Pro to six cubic images, there is no option to to “SAVE” them again as a equirectangular. I know that you can import cubic images in PanoTour Pro, but once you import you can save as a whole image.

    Thanks again for the other upgrades in 1.6

  • Henry | May 10, 2011 at 19 h 57 min

    Nice, more options.
    In PTP – extra tab there should be available more than only one ‘Logo’. And option for independent logo(s) for each panorama.

  • Luciano Correa | May 12, 2011 at 3 h 55 min

    Me too, when can I help with portuguese language???

  • Vasilis Triantafyllou | May 13, 2011 at 14 h 13 min

    The Kolor Team has done it again ! Thank you for simplifying our lives once more :)

  • Peter | May 14, 2011 at 20 h 41 min

    When loading more than 56 panoramic images Panotour program for 1.6 beta 2 64 bit to stop responding to calls for termination.
    The program Panotour 1,5.3 To download a file without errors.

  • Steve | May 21, 2011 at 15 h 11 min

    I’ll hope that a GERMAN translation is coming soon. I’m still waiting and waiting….. :-(

  • sascha | Jul 3, 2011 at 13 h 35 min

    it`s my first time with panotour pro – and it`s great.
    the german translation – perfect :-)

    but there`s big problem with the mobile version – it`s impossible to generate.
    when i generate desktop and mobile version i get only 6 cubes each panorama.
    no one for mobile and tablet.
    the url in the xml file to the cubes for mobiles and tablets are the same like the desktop version.

    i use panoramics with 3000 x 1500 px

    best regards

    • Rami | Jul 4, 2011 at 9 h 33 min

      Hi Sasha,
      Thanks for your comments :)
      For your technical question, please post on the forum or send us an e-mail via the contact form.

  • Bryan | Dec 15, 2011 at 14 h 40 min

    Does this have a submenu on the drop down list?

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