The krpano Viewer
is a small and very flexible high-performance viewer for all kind of panoramic images and interactive virtual tours.
The viewer is available as Flash
The viewer is designed for the usage inside the Browser on Desktop (Windows, Mac, Linux) and on Mobiles/Tablets (iPhone, iPad, Android, ...).
In addition to the krpano Viewer
there are the krpano Tools
- this are small tools and droplets
which are helping to automatically prepare the panoramic images for viewing and making them ready-to-use.
Making a pano or a tour is possible just by drag-and-drop.
Convince yourself by viewing the examples
and / or by
the krpano Viewer and krpano Tools for free and try using them with your own panoramic images.
See also for the Quick Start Tutorial
Flash and HTML5
The krpano Panorama Viewer is available as Flash and HTML5 viewer.
Both viewers have and use the same interfaces for controlling the panos and the layout.
High-performance and high-quality rendering
The rendering-performance and the image-quality were and are one of the two most important features
in the krpano development. Additionally there are also strong development demands to keep the viewer itself
as small and efficient as possible.
Almost everything is customizable in the krpano viewer. There are settings for everything and adding custom settings
or behaviors is possible too. krpano has a flexible and dynamic xml scripting system which allows
realizing own ideas and features.
To build user interfaces just include and arrange your images on the viewer screen.
And for even more and deeper customizing or extending the viewer itself it is possible to include external Flash
Wide-range of supported panoramic formats and image file-formats
Supported panoramic formats by the krpano Flash Panorama Viewer:
Supported input and output image file-formats for the krpano Tools:
- Cube and Cubestrip Images
- Spherical Panos (360x180)
- Cylindrical Panos
- Partial Spherical, Partial Cylindrical Panos
- Flat Images
- Cubical QTVR files (.mov)
- Zoomify Images
- Object Movies (=Multi-Frame-Flat-Images)
- Panoramic Videos (Spherical, Cylindrical, Partials)
- JPEG (*.jpg, *.jpeg)
- TIFF / BigTIFF (*.tif, *.tiff, *.btf, *.tf8, *.bigtiff)
- Photoshop Document and Photoshop Big Document (*.psd, *.psb)
- Kolor Raw (*.kro)
Loading very large images, e.g. at Gigapixel size, at once is not possible today - the loading would take ages
and the memory need that would be need to display the image would be much to much for a web application.
To solve this problem krpano supports a tiled Multi-Resolution loading - the large images will be resampled to
several resolution levels and each level will be split up into many small tiles. And these small tiles will be
loaded piece by piece and only when needed. This makes is possible to view also very large images quick and fast
and with a few memory need.
Multi-Resolution images can be generated automatically by using the krpano Tools.
The krpano Flash viewer supports several ways for projecting the pano image on the screen:
Every of these projection modes can be adjusted by several parameters in fine steps.
Mixing and / or fading between the different projection modes is also possible.
- The normal or also called Rectilinear Projection.
- Fisheye Projection.
- Stereographic Fisheye Projection .
- Pannini Projection .
- Architectural Projection.
For example - a pano can start in with a 'Little Planet View' (a Stereographic Fisheye Projection) and then
transit smoothly to the normal projection.
Virtual Tours / Hotspots / Scripting
By linking several panos together, e.g. by Hotspots, Maps, Thumbnails, Select Boxes or any other custom actions,
it is possible to build full featured virtual tours.
The krpano Tools include MAKE VTOUR droplets for an easy and automatic generation of virtual tours.
Just drop all pano images on it and done.
Simple and complex usage at the same time
Use the included MAKE PANO / MAKE VTOUR droplets from the krpano Tools for an easy and fully automatic generation
of ready-to-use panos or virtual tours.
Download krpano for free and try it with your own panoramic images - for a quick and free try - please see here and follow the instructions in this tutorial: