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Need Help Create Panorama Views With Digital Camara
Create Panorama Photographs and Stitching For Web Sites Using Fireworks

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Msg#: 467 posted 12:42 pm on Nov 9, 2002 (gmt 0)


I would be very gratefull for any advice or help on how I can create a panorama view for my website. I have a Holiday Rental site and would like to place a panoramic view of a complex.

I have created 3 images that overlap using a digital camara.
I use Fireworks and MGI Photo suite.

Please can someone advise me.

I hear that I must stitch the photographs together and I may need a special type of software to combine the images perfectly. Is this true?

I have tried searching the internet but for someone new to graphics I've been unable to find an easy answer





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Msg#: 467 posted 1:56 pm on Nov 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Welcome to WebmasterWorld, lasko. [webmasterworld.com]

There is 3 way to go, Ipix, QuickTime VR and Java Applet. The later is the most accessible because it requires no plug in or special viewer on the client's end. On the other hand QuickTime VR offers more features. I care for a couple real estate sites using panoramic technologies. The best thing is to offer all the alternatives to visitors, from a simple picture slide show to Quicktime, with Java Applets in the middle.

Here is a good page of products that can do QuickTime VR panoramas [apple.com].

Here is and ODP category where you can compare most of these products. Dont miss the sub categories on top.



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Msg#: 467 posted 2:54 pm on Nov 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

One panorams tool I love is "Ulead cool 360" Allows your users to move round as if they where turning their head. Would be excelent for virtual tours. I have to admit though, I have never actualy used in as part of a website.


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Msg#: 467 posted 4:32 pm on Nov 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Having researched this in the last few months, there are some quite good free tools on the market (if you see what I mean) - I found the panoguide.com site very helpful and ended up using MGI Photovista which was included for free on the Dreamweaver 4 CD (which I hadn't realised). You need a java applet to display the photo - again there are some reviews of them on the panoguide site (I use the Sven Meier one as it isn't very heavy).

I am a bit unsure what you are asking however. Photosuite appears to include the stitching software, so you should have that already. The steps that I would take are to use Fireworks to do any retouching and resizing work on the pictures, Photosuite for your stitching, possibly retouch with Fireworks, and then your HTML editor of choice to integrate the stitched photo and applet into your site.


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Msg#: 467 posted 7:29 pm on Nov 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Big thanks to McGuru:)

I went to DMOZ like suggested and found a great site called panvue which made use of their free trial with in an hour of fiddling and messing about I had my Panorama view of 180 degrees.

Although it was first ever attempt, I am pleased. The free trial places their small logo in the images but for a small job it was o.k

I placed a javascript action link which opened a new small window which displayed the image. I then enabled scroll bars for the viewer to scroll, which gives the impression that you're in the pool and turning on the spot.

Great technique.

Thanks for the help:)

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