Panotour Pro 2 - Tour - Picture/panorama properties

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This section displays properties and parameters in relation with the current selected picture/panorama.


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Example of panorama properties
Example of panorama properties


info You can edit multiple pictures/panoramas properties at once by Ctrl+Click (PC) / Cmd+Click (Mac) or selecting a area containing your panoramas with your mouse


Selecting several panoramas at once by dragging an area containing panoramas with the mouse
Selecting several panoramas at once by dragging an area containing panoramas with the mouse
Selecting several panoramas at once by clicking with the Ctrl key pressed
Selecting several panoramas at once by clicking with the Ctrl key pressed


NAME

Panorama Name properties
Panorama Name properties

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  • Name: Here you can type your own name for the selected panorama or picture.
  • By default a thumbnail is generated from your picture/panorama but you can select yours by clicking on the default thumbnail.
  • To reset the default thumbnail Shift+Click on it.


Panorama Informations
Panorama Informations
  • info Click on this icon to display the Panorama Informations:
    • Name: The name entered for this panorama.
    • ID: The unique identifier assigned to this panorama (used in deep linking)
    • File: The full path to the image file for this panorama on your computer.
    • Thumbnail File: If set, full path to the thumbnail image file for this panorama on your computer.
    • Tour Directory: Folder name into which the panorama tiles will be exported.

GEOLOCALISATION

Panotour Pro 2 only This feature is available only on Panotour Pro 2


(This function requires an Internet connection).

Panorama Geolocalisation properties
Panorama Geolocalisation properties

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This property allows the selected picture/panorama to be geolocalised through different maps providers available:

  • Google Maps
  • OpenLayers Maps

To geolocalise your picture/panorama, you can either:

  • Latitude: Manually enter Latitude of the current panorama.
  • Longitude: Manually enter Longitude of the current panorama.
  • Use the geolocate pointer tool included to place a marker on the map.
    • To open the geolocate tool, click on the Globe Icon on the right.
    • A popup window will open and you just have to search the place and click to mark it.
    • You can drag and drop the marker.
  • Generate an Hotspot Automatically: Displays a hotspot on the PanotourMaps Plugin (See more in Plugins Library).


Geolocate tool


DESCRIPTION

Panotour Pro 2 only This feature is available only on Panotour Pro 2


Panorama Description property
Panorama Description property

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The Description field can be displayed in different ways. Even if description field is completed, you may not see it appear unless you call it through an action. To learn more about actions, see Plugins in the Style tab. Description contains a built in WYSIWYG Editor that can customize and add HTML features to your text like:

  • Text formatting and style (Bold, Italic, Underline, Color, Font Family, Font Size).
  • HTML features for enhanced text (Links, Unordered Lists, Ordered Lists).
  • Undo/Redo function.
  • Remove formatting function.


PROJECTION

Panorama Projection properties
Panorama Projection properties

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By default, values are set to 360° for horizontal and 180° for vertical if width by height ratio of your image is 2.

  • For ratio lower than 2
    • Horizontal view will be set proportionally to the ratio compared with 360°.
    • Vertical view will be set to 180°.
  • For ratio higher than 2
    • Horizontal view will be set to 360°.
    • Vertical view will be set proportionally to the ratio compared with 180°.


Input Fields of View

Anyway, you can manually adjust horizontal and vertical fields of view.

  • Horizontal: Amount in degrees of horizontal Field of view of your picture/panorama.
  • Vertical: Amount in degrees of vertical Field of view of your picture/panorama.
  • Vertical offset: Offset between horizon in your picture/panorama and the vertical center of the image file.
    • If your picture/panorama get more sky than ground, set a positive vertical offset.
    • If your picture/panorama get less sky than ground, set a negative vertical offset.


Output Projection

  • Spherical: Suitable for most projects.
  • Planar: If you wish to get a 2D planar projection.


VIEW

Panorama View Properties
Panorama View Properties

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Preview

Panorama Field of View, YAW and Pitch illustration

  • FOV: Field of View wished of your picture/panorama. By default, FOV is set to 90°, it is recommended to leave it as is, but you can set a different value if you wish.
    • Lower values will close your field of view.
    • Higher values will widen your field of view.
  • YAW is the horizontal view position.
  • Pitch is the vertical view position.

Icons Toolbar

  • Fullscreen icon Fullscreen mode.
  • Minimal zoom icon Set minimal zoom.
  • Set default view icon Set default view.
  • Maximal zoom icon Set maximal zoom.


Compass: Orientate Picture/Panorama

Compass tool
Compass tool
Hold Shift Key to maximize the compass bar
Hold Shift Key to maximize the compass bar


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  • Horizontal compass icon Horizontal compass that allows to place the North or any cardinal direction:
  • Click on the Compass icon to toggle on the display of the compass.
  • Drag the compass bar to match cardinal point to the real cardinal point (North, East, South, West) into the picture/panorama.


Default View

This zone displays the current values of FOV, YAW and Pitch of the default view. It changes each time you click on the Set default view icon «Set default view» icon.


Zoom limits

  • Max: Set the maximum amount of zoom. Deactivated by default when "Limit to image resolution" is checked.
  • Min: Set the minimum of zoom.
  • Limit to image resolution checkbox prevents not to exceed 100% zoom. Checked by default, it is recommended to leave it checked.

NADIR PATCH

Panorama Nadir Properties
Panorama Nadir Properties

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Nadir is the lowest point of your sphere/projection. Some of your equipment may appear like tripods, tripods heads, etc. You can select a file to mask this zone you may not want to be seen, or simply display a copyright watermark.

  • Supported nadir files types are: .png, .kro (Autopano file format), .psd (Photoshop file format), .psb (Photoshop Large Document format), .tif, .tiff, .jpg, .jpeg
  • Scale: Percentage value that allows to scale your placed nadir file to your needs (100% is the maximum value).
  • Orientation: Degree value that allows to rotate your nadir file to your needs (-180° to 180°).


BACKGROUND SOUND

Panorama Background Sound Properties
Panorama Background Sound Properties

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Insert a background sound to your current picture/panorama. Note that if a background sound if set, it will replace the background sound set in the Project Properties. Only .mp3 files are supported.


AUTO ROTATION

Panotour Pro 2 only This feature is available only on Panotour Pro 2


Panorama Auto Rotation Properties
Panorama Auto Rotation Properties

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Set up specific auto rotation parameters

  • Direction: Radio button to specify if your auto rotation go to the left or to the right.
  • Delay: Set the delay in seconds before the auto rotation starts.
  • Speed: Set the number of degrees per second the auto rotation works.

Note that checking «Use specific rotation parameters» does not mean that auto rotation will necessarily apply in this picture/panorama. It allows you to specify the settings of auto rotation and not its triggering.

ADVANCED

Panorama Advanced Properties


When «Do Not Generate Tiles on Build» is checked, an icon appears at the bottom left
When «Do Not Generate Tiles on Build» is checked, an icon appears at the bottom left


  • Do Not Generate Tiles on Build: You can prevent the current selected panorama to be rebuilt: Really convenient feature to use when you don't want to rebuild a Gigapixel panorama. This advanced feature is quite useful to avoid Panotour to check big panoramas tiles in the export directory. This step can take a long time on big panoramas, or if your project contains a lot of panoramas. You can avoid this check, by telling Panotour not to generate its tiles when the button «Build» is pressed. Learn more about different build methods in Build > Tiles Generation Method.
  • Embed/Remove in a Group: Click this button to place this panorama in a group or to remove it from a group.












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