Panotour Viewer Documentation

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INTRODUCTION

Find information on Panotour Viewer.

To install, simply download from our download center.

GET STARTED

Panotour Viewer opens and launches standalone virtual tour files (.ptv files) exported from Panotour. Panotour Viewer includes a standalone web server that allows to read and browse virtual tours without any Internet connection.


On PC Desktops Computers

Main screen of Panotour Viewer for PC desktop computers
Main screen of Panotour Viewer for PC desktop computers


On Mac Desktop Computers

Main screen of Panotour Viewer for Mac desktop computers
Main screen of Panotour Viewer for Mac desktop computers


On Android Devices

Main screen of Panotour Viewer for Android devices


On iOs Devices

Main screen of Panotour Viewer for iOs devices


Opening ptv files

Panotour Viewer is very easy to use. Here are 2 ways of opening a standalone virtual tour file.

Main screen of Panotour Viewer and PTV files to open
Main screen of Panotour Viewer and PTV files to open


Drag n Drop

Simply drag n drop one or more ptv files into the main screen of Panotour Viewer.

Drag n drop PTV files into the Panotour Viewer interface
Drag n drop PTV files into the Panotour Viewer interface
  • With one ptv file: Panotour Viewer launches automatically the virtual tour in your default web browser.
  • With several ptv files: Panotour Viewer displays each visit thumbnail into a slide with previous and next button and swipe gesture function.


Double-click

To open a ptv file, you can double-click on the main screen of Panotour Viewer and select the ptv file(s) you wish to open.


File Menu

Click «File» menu and select «Open a PTV», then select the ptv file(s) you wish to open.


Navigation through ptv files

With one ptv file

Panotour Viewer launches automatically the virtual tour in your default web browser when the ptv file is opened. If not launched automatically, you can double-click on the thumbnail to launch the virtual tour.


With several ptv files

Previous and Next Buttons in Panotour Viewer
Previous and Next Buttons in Panotour Viewer
Swipe gesture in Panotour Viewer
Swipe gesture in Panotour Viewer
  • Panotour Viewer displays each visit into a slide with previous and next button.
  • You can switch between every opened virtual tour by clicking on left and right arrows or using the swipe gesture function.
  • To launch a virtual tour, double-click on the thumbnail.


ADVANCED

What is a PTV file?

A PTV file is a zip archive file with a PTV extension, containing a webpage and its resources. This archive file should contain a info.pti file at the root of the archive. The infos.pti file describes the PTV file and its content.

Content of the infos.pti file

Some informations are mandatory, and others, optional, should be added to enhance user experience in the Panotour Viewer. Here is the structure of this file :

   [PTV]
   version=1
   [tour]
   name="My tour name"
   author="The author of the tour"
   entryFile=tour.html
   thumbnailFile=tourdata/thumbnail.jpg

The 2 sections [PTV] and [tour] have to exist.


Section PTV

  • version: Version of the PTV file. If your PTV file follows current description, the version should be 1.


Section tour

  • name: Name of the PTV content (it can be empty).
  • author: Name of the author of the PTV file (it can be empty).
  • entryFile: Relative path of the HTML file to open.
  • thumbnailFile: Relative path of the thumbnail of the PTV file (it can be empty).


COMPATIBILITY ISSUES

LivePano and Video Spots always play fullscreen on the iPhone (and only on the iPhone). Learn more about krpano HTML5 compatibility issues. On the iPhone the Video will only play in Fullscreen. When starting to play the video will switch to Fullscreen and when the video will be stopped it will switch back to normal view.

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