I suggest to leave the loading icon away - it dominates the whole picture each time you move even a little bit . . . .
ItÂ´s very personal: i hate panos splattered with icons and tables and so on . . .
How big is your equirectangular image?
A good size is 10000 x 5000px, cubeface 3184, cutting size 512 - shows brilliant and sharp on 1920x1200.
Of course loading time depends of global traffic.
I got annoyed by the loading icon now that you mentioned it! Will remove it for the ones coming atleast. Im same type as you then, the less buttons there is, the better. Still i like to add image gallery there too to get more details of the place
About the images... for example in "Urpola tour" image sizes are around 11540 x 5770, cube face around that 3200 but cutting size 950. So i should put the cutting size smaller as you suggest? Will try that
Im pretty much a quality freak. I want to produce high quality since the beginning so putting images smaller is not an option. (only if customers server can't handle this big files, then have to).
Thanks a lot again Klaus! You are totally a master of virtualtours
Happy to get advice from the master!
Edit: Klaus, i made a fast 2 pano tour from yesterday evenings photographing and tried what you suggested: http://inelike.fi/wp-content/virtuaalikierrokset/tour/laketour.html
Loading speed is faster now?
Edit 2: Made the previous tour full lenght with image gallery. Works whole better now! Check it out and give feedback how beginner is doing