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General tab

Temporary folders
Determines the folder in which Autopano saves the temporary files.
You can add as many temporary files as you want.

Memory used
The amount of RAM allocated will be partial for a 32-byte system or total for a 64-byte system (based on the amount of free RAM detected).
The slider lets you adjust the amount of RAM used (based on the amount allocated) so that the rendering calculations can be accelerated.
For more information about the Memory management, please check the following page: Memory management

Cache division: allows to change the cache size allocated to the differents Autopano's calculations.

  • The Auto mode allows a good compromise in most of the cases.
  • Increasing the cache size allows to increase the maximum output size, to increase the images quantity on one row of the panorama but it also reduces the maximum quantity of overlapping images.
  • Decreasing the cache size allows to increase the maximum quantity of overlapping images but reduces the maximum output size, to increase the images quantity on one row of the panorama.

The information fields let you know:

  • The maximum possible size (length) of images to render.
  • How many images on one line Autopano can assemble without using the memory disk. Beyond that, Autopano will have to use the memory disk and the calculations will be longer but it wouldn't be blocking.
  • The maximum quantity of overlapped images to let the anti-ghost work correctly.
  • The amount of RAM detected and the fee amount of RAM detected.

Lets you force another language into the software to replace the system’s language.

Number of CPU
Defines the computers used (default).
These parameters can be changed.

Online features

  • Always check for a beta version: Tick this option to be aware of new beta versions availability.
  • Share anonymous usage statistics: Untick this option if you don't want to share anonymous usage statistics (To facilitate product support, product development and improvement we may collect certain information in an anonymous way about your use of the software)

GPU processing
Lets you work in the panorama editor in real-time.
Fast editor reduces drastically the time needed to open huge or gigapixels panoramas.

Editor preview
Lets set the quality and compression of the images displayed on the Panorama Editor.

  • CPU, Size: allows to set the definition of the Editing area of the Panorama Editor when working in CPU mode.
  • GPU, Texture quality: sets the quality of the image textures displayed on the Panorama Editor.
  • GPU, Texture compression: sets the compression of the image textures on the Panorama Editor.


  • List: Lets modify the Autopano's interface aspect.
  • Use system file browser: (by default) allows to use the system file browser. Unchecking this option lets use a file browser specific to Autopano, but is subject to some limitations (for example it is not possible to see the network drives).

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