What's new in Panotour Pro
Panotour Pro 1.6 and 1.7: top-notch customization of your virtual tours
Panotour Pro offers many new features incuding the embedding of Google Maps into the virtual tours and an improved iPhone / iPad compatibility. This update is free for all current users of Panotour Pro and does not require a new registration key. If you are new to Panotour Pro, discover it, try it and purchase an electronic license.
Place the different views of your virtual tour on an embedded Google Map. If your panoramas include GPS data, they will be automatically placed on the map. If they don't contain GPS data, you can spot their location easily by typing the location name like on Google Maps website or by filling in their GPS coordinates. What's more, you can add a radar on the map and even customize the map's hotspots with a proper icon or image. Full customization of this plugin is possible through XML editing.
8 languages available
Panotour Pro now speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish and Portuguese.
If your tour includes several views, you can add a stack of thumbnails to enhance the navigation experience: the visitor clicks on the stack to expand it (vertically or horizontally) and clicks on a thumbnail to access another view. The thumbnails are automatically generated and you can choose their size and other parameters like the border color and thickness. You can also choose the display order of the thumbnails.
Improved thumbnail sidebar
New parameters for the thumbnails allow more customization: border color and size, tooltip display. The thumbnail sidebar is now scrollable.
Change the projection on the fly
If you enable the choice of projection modes in the contextual menu, the visitor can make a right click on the virtual tour to access all available projections and switch them on the fly. Projection modes include: normal, fisheye, architectural, stereographic, pannini, little planet.
Improved iPad / iPhone export
You can now export a tour that will only run on iPad and iPhone. No more need to export the whole Flash® project if you don't need it.
Sounds now play on iPad & iPhone
If you set a global sound for the whole tour or a specific sound for a panorama, it will be played on iPad® and iPhone®. Directional sounds are currently supported on Flash®-enabled devices only.
In the navigation bar, a new button is available to let the viewers play or stop the sounds of the tour.
The new "Reduce distortion" button in the Panorama Properties > Images tab computes the best dimensions to avoid distortions in the virtual tour.
Panotour Pro can now import orthoptic images created by 360 mirror-based one-shot cameras.