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Tuesday, December 16th 2008, 9:01pm

Newbie info about operating software


I am completely new to the enitre panorama photo process. My wife and I own several vacation rental properties in the US. I built a website to advertise these properties. I would like to post "virtual tours" of each of our properties on our website. We own a Sony DSLR a100 camera with a 18/70 lens. I am assuming that camera will give satisfactory results?

I have downloaded a trial version of PTGui to stitch the individual photos together. I also downloaded the trial version of krpano Flash Panorama Viewer.

Using the PTGui software, I created a .jpg image, but I don't know how to proceed to publish that photo on my website so the the photo will automatically "pan" left to right.

Is there a tutorial somewhere that can help me get started? Thank you for any assistance.




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Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 6:13am

I haven't seen a easy step-by-step tutorial for setting up a basic pano like you are looking for... but some of us here could walk you through something.

There are resources available if you want to piece it together..
- first, this link will give you some help on embedding a pano on a basic html page. I suggest using the swfobject 2.1
- second, when you download the krpano package, there are lots of examples... find the folder "htmlembedding" and look at the samples given there. You could use the samples there and modify the xml file for your pano and be almost where you want to be.
- to enable autorotate you'll have to reference in modifying your xml file.

If you need some more detailed help, let us know more about how you want the pano to display... i.e. in a new window that is loaded when someone clicks on a link or embedded into existing page.

Also, let us know what your existing site was built with... it might be relevant (i.e. my site uses Joomla, so I know how to work within that). A link to the site would be good if you want to share.

Only other thought I have... Autopano Pro will have a new version out soon (I think Feb 09) that will include an option to generate the files needed for an html page and krpano flash viewer. I think the beta version that is out now will do it, but haven't tried or confirmed that.

Oh yeah, one more question... the pano that you are creating... is it a full 360x180 view (spherical) or is it a partial / cylindrical image (not including floor / ceiling)?



Wednesday, December 17th 2008, 6:02pm

HI Graydon

Thank you for the reply.

Here is a link to my website:

Here is a link to an existing panorama for one of our properties that I paid someone to develop a couple of years ago:

I would like to add a similar panorama for all of our properties. So to answer your question, I guess I would want to do a cylindrical image.

I would like the pano to display in a new window when a link is clicked on a webpage.

Thanks again for your help



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Thursday, December 18th 2008, 6:05am

Something like this...

... for each property, but with autorotate turned on?

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