Panotour / Panotour Pro 1.7.2: export virtual tours for iBooks

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Only 2 weeks after the launch of iBooks Author by Apple, Kolor provides a free update to Panotour Pro virtual tour software to integrate a special export compatible with iBooks Author and iBooks.

iBooks is the iPad app that lets you download and read digital books on your iOS device. The new (and free) iBooks Author app for Mac lets you create books by yourself, publish them in the iBookstore and let any iPad user read your books.

Panotour Pro already provided the export of the virtual tours in Flash format as well as iPhone / iPad format. It now also lets you export your virtual tours as widgets for iBooks Author, to include them in your books. Embedding a virtual tour in a digital book through iBooks Author has a great advantage: you can save your tours as digital books directly on your iPad and display them in iBooks 2 without being connected to the Internet (read the iBooks Author documentation to learn how to publish a digital book).

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Example: a 360° virtual tour created with Panotour Pro and embedded in a digital book through iBooks Author

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Panotour & Panotour Pro 1.7.2: the other modifications

Version 1.7.2 also includes several other modifications, including the Japanese translation of the apps. Here is the full change log:


Available in Japanese

Japanese translation is available for Panotour and Panotour Pro.

No more freeze when starting Panotour or Panotour Pro

The weekly check for available updates does not take time anymore.

Fixed issue 1116: no more crash when reading a project file

When a project file contained some erroneous logo data, Panotour crashed during the opening.


Apple iBooks dynamic Widget support

You can now integrate virtual tours in iBooks created with Apple iBooks Author, and play this tour on your iPad without any internet connection easily.
Panotour Pro contains a new kind of export : iBooks Widget .

Fixed issue 869: no more crash on Linux when selecting the Google Map

On Linux, you can now select the Google Map in the panorama area without any crash, and then add your spots on the map with the Hotspot Editor.

Fixed issue 1117: Cursors URL are now correctly managed in menu templates

Customization of cursors was not possible due to a bug in the templates’ URL management.

Fixed issue 1119: Flying hotspots do not stop the background sound anymore

When opening a flying hotspot, the background sound of the tour was stopped and resumed from the beginning.
Now flying hotspots do not impact sounds.

Fixed issue 1123: Background sound correctly played when the tour name begins with a number

The background sound of a tour which name began with a “1″ was not played.

Fixed issue 1084: Adapt Cube Face size to tablet resolution

The cube faces generated by Panotour Pro were sometimes too wide for iPad, and tours took a lot of time to load due to the size of each cube face.

Fixed issue 1097: Quotes are now correctly managed in tooltips

If a quote was in a tooltip, the displayed tooltip contained extra quotes.

  • Marcin | Feb 4, 2012 at 23 h 21 min

    Awsome! Im testing right now ;) Good job!!

  • Fabio Nunes | Feb 5, 2012 at 12 h 22 min

    Eu estava estudando o dia inteiro ontem como fazer um app dos meus pano , derepente vou ver o site e lancaram essa versao e a mais perfeita de todas

    Obrigado muito bom ja estou usando muitooo

  • Alejandro Edo | Feb 7, 2012 at 11 h 21 min

    I have developed a book for the ibookstore with your virtual tour aplication, you can download for free at itunes
    It is a virtual tour at a forest

  • Aiyana Ramos | Feb 22, 2012 at 7 h 58 min

    does anyone know if in the new version you can stop a video after it has played once? Before you had to click on the video to stop it from looping.
    really appreciated if anyone knows :)
    many thanks,

  • pichet | Mar 2, 2012 at 0 h 07 min

    so good for development Panotour for users

  • sascha | Nov 7, 2012 at 13 h 13 min

    it`s not working!?
    incude the widget is no problem, but when i open the pano,
    the html site isopen, but only white screen, no pano.

  • Sergio | Mar 12, 2014 at 3 h 46 min

    Hi, I´ve been using Autopano + Panotour Pro for some time now to add the virtual tours widgets to my iBooks, and they work great on the iPad.
    But since you can use iBooks on a Mac, Apple doesn´t approve them because they do not work on the Mac.
    Is there anything I can do to make them work on a Mac?

    Thnx and please HELP me.

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