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krpanotools Makepano Tool Version 1.18
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The krpanotools makepano tool (previously 'kmakemultires' tool) is the core tool behind the MAKE PANO and MAKE VTOUR droplets. The tool was initially build just to generate automatically multi-resolution images (therefore the name of the tool), but in the meantime the tool has evolved to an all-in-one converter, which can also build normal (=non-multires) images, convert images, build preview panos, build thumbnails, embed files and generate template based html and xml files. With all these features it is possible to build automatically full featured virtual tours with it.

Features

  • Generate all kind of multi-resolution images and optimize the tile- and level-sizes for optimal loading and rendering performance.
  • Convert spherical and cylindrical images to cubical images (for better rendering quality and better rendering performance and making it possible to use these panos also in HTML5).
  • Generate additional special sized images (e.g. for mobile usage).
  • Generate preview pano images.
  • Generate thumbnails images.
  • Generate viewer output files with embedded licenses.
  • Generate Flash viewer output files with embedded files.
  • Load EXIF GPS information and transfer them to the XML.
  • Load EXIF panotype and fov information from Autopano images files.
  • Template based HTML file generation.
  • Template based XML file generation.
  • Copy additional HTML and XML related files.
  • Fully customizable by config files and/or command line parameters.
  • Supported input panoramic formats:
    • Spherical / equirectangular / 360x180 images
    • Cylindrical images (360x*)
    • Partial spherical and cylindrical images (hfov<360 ⇒ Flash output only)
    • Cubical images with six image files (one image per cube side)
  • Supported input and output image formats:
    • Tiff (.tif, .tiff)
    • BigTiff (.btf, .tf8, .bigtiff)
    • JPEG (.jpg, .jpeg)
    • Photoshop Document (.psd)
    • Photoshop Big Document (.psb)
    • Kolor RAW (.kro)
    • All formats only in 8 or 16bit RGB or RGBA format.

Usage

The makepano tool need to be called from command line or from batch / script files (like the droplets). It needs at least a config file and an input image as parameters.

Syntax

krpanotools makepano -config=###.config [options] inputfiles

Parameters:
  • -config=###
    • Set the path and name of the config file.
  • options (optionally)
    • Set or overwrite settings from the config file.
    • Syntax:
      -setting=value
  • inputfiles
    • The input images.
    • Several images at once are possible.
    • Using wildcards like *.tif is possible and should be used when trying to pass more images at once then allowed by the operating systems (the length of the whole calling string is limited by the OS).
    • When passing cubical images, then the cube files should have the same 'basename' and pre- or suffixes that allow identifying the cube side (e.g. _l, _f, _r, _b, _u, _d or left, front, right, back, up, down or similar).

Config Files

For a documentation about the config files and all settings from there see here the:

Config File Reference