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2.2.0 - 2014-07-28

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Panotour / Panotour Pro 2.2 FINAL

Main changes

Export the tour as a single file

Kolor releases a new, free viewer that allows you to display virtual tours offline: Panotour Viewer.

Panotour now allows you to export your tours in a single file with PTV format.
This file can be opened by Panotour Viewer on desktops, tablets and mobiles.

You can share your tours more easily than before or show your tours on your tablets with no need of internet connection.

Parallax Spots

Picture and video spots can be created with a parallax effect that will give depth to your tours.

Look at this tour to see what you can do.

Galleries: add multiple files at once

Galleries plugin can now be filled easily by selecting multiple files at once.

Sounds: better sound management

Sound management has been enhanced to be able to have different sound sources in a tour : videos, sound spots, background sounds, etc....
A new action is added, to be able to play a standard sound on a spot, and not a 3D sound like in the already existing action.

Plugins and HTML template development

Plugins developers can now use libraries shared between all their plugins.
HTML template developpers can include some ressources in their templates. They will be automatically copied in the generated tour.

Fixes since 2.0.1

- 0003619: [Crash Dump] Crash : while deleting a group
- 0003442: [Crash dump] Crash when the file manager is opened during the build
- 0003675: [Crash Dump] Panotour Standard : Crash : while building a tour containing a colorized spot

- 0003467: [Feature] Add possibility to bypass introduction when using deep linking
- 0003011: [Feature] Add option to stop sounds when clicking on a rect video spot to start the video

- 0003602: [Algorithm] Automatic spot on maps : do not keep their style when saved
- 0003610: [Algorithm] Unable to create a HTML template with resources
- 0003583: [Algorithm] Changing file name doesn't generate tiles for each sphere
- 0003577: [Algorithm] Third-party users plugins are unable to use third party libraries

- 0003621: [UI] Unable to reset GPS coordinates
- 0003593: [UI] 3D Preview : when changing yaw pitch or roll on a panorama, the value are not resetted when selectiong another panorama
- 0003517: [UI] Add playsound standard action to play non directionnal sounds

- 0002938: [Plugin] FloorPlan : bad display of the first radar fov
- 0003469: [Plugin] Panorama Menu : seems to open after some delay
- 0003440: [Plugin] Thumbnails bar displaying current group thumbnails : thumbnails bar increase its size when changing group
- 0003582: [Plugin] Panorama Combobox (Flash) empty drop down list
- 0003609: [Plugin] Description plugin : scrolls are not resetted to top when the content changes
- 0003608: [Plugin] Panorama Stack : Does not close when a new panorama is loaded
- 0003514: [Plugin] Gallery : add an option to remove the Previous/Next buttons over the picture
- 0003578: [Plugin] Correct bad view.fov into view.hfov for radars on PanotourMaps and FloorPlan plugins

- 0002687: [Tour] Add options to pause background sound when video is playing
- 0002785: [Tour] Enhancement on background and others sounds when video or sound is playing
- 0003006: [Tour] Projections selector check : need to know if partial, cropped or no 2:1 ratio
- 0003173: [Tour] Sound enhancements : play/stop => resume/pause ; stop sound when leaving pano ; allow non directionnal sound ; better management
- 0003212: [Tour] Add a tip for sound spots into HTML5 player : can be played if range is set to 360°
- 0003330: [Tour] Minus key (zoom -) doesn't work on Firefox (27+)
- 0003331: [Tour] Change HTML template to use
- 0003369: [Tour] Little planet intro : normal view is displayed before a refresh to little planet
- 0003518: [Tour] Tip : Ability to set a directionnal sound spot to 360° to be played into the HTML5 player
- 0003573: [Tour] Groups thumbnails disappear after a build
- 0003579: [Tour] Add parallax effect on picture spots and video spots
- 0003615: [Tour] Add Maximize effect on pictures when displayed with "Display an image" action

Fixes since 2.2.0 Beta1

- 0003635: [Crash Dump] Crash when setting a custom thumbnail on a group
- 0003665: [Crash Dump] Crash when opening a project in which a spot style calls "display an image" or "display a video" action
- 0003639: [Crash Dump] Crash when updating the recent files
- 0003661: [Crash Dump] LivePano : crash when importing a Livepano on a panorama that is not fully loaded
- 0003638: [Algorithm] Unable to register Branding Free license
- 0003674: [Algorithm] LivePano : bit-rate of encoded video is too low
- 0003627: [Algorithm] Unable to set an action on spot styles stored in Spot Library
- 0003644: [Algorithm] Crash when building a project containing an action that has new parameters in 2.2
- 0003616: [UI] Panorama endless sound bug on UI refresh
- 0003667: [UI] Desktop and mobile options can be unchecked at same time
- 0002125: [UI] Cannot open kpt with right click on MAC
- 0003633: [Tour] Custom tooltips are not placed at the same position as standard tooltips
- 0003629: [Tour] HTML5 tooltips do not adapt their width
- 0003670: [Tour] Enable/disable gyroscope actions can do the opposite of their definition
- 0002973: [Tour] FLV videos : apply a patch to remove call to FLV video and videoplayer.swf if HTML5 player is activated
- 0003648: [Tour] Tooltips : alpha value is not taken into account for background and border colors
- 0003671: [Plugin] Floorplan : radar does not disappear when a panorama which is not on the floorplan is loaded
- 0003673: [Plugin] StackThumbs : correct unstack at startup option under flash player
- 0003634: [Plugin] Thumbnails Bar does not work when displaying the current group thumbnails

Fixes since 2.2.0 RC1

- 0003678: [Algorithm] When a plugin calls his own action, the action is lost when reopeing the project
- 0003682: [Algorithm] Huge CPU usage when the project or the spot library contains a colored spot
- 0003691: [Algorithm] Crash when saving for the first time the project while the tour is being built
- 0003690: [Algorithm] Panotour internal server unable to display tours under a non-ascii path
- 0003688: [Algorithm] When opening a project PTP asks for internet ressources, as if they were local resources
- 0003684: [Tour] Add default security tags (cors/crossdomain) into main XML file
- 0002460: [Plugin] Add animation for selected/active map spot (Floorplan : bounce/pulse + Map bounce)
- 0003677: [Plugin] Floorplan : double radar displayed
- 0003681: [Plugin] Gyroscope cannot be disabled using control bar buttons
- 0003680: [Plugin] KolorBox : add decode of & shortcut to & for iframe urls

2.1.3 - 2014-06-17

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Panotour / Panotour Pro 2.1.3

This release fixes 2 important issues

Main fixes

Crash during build

Many users of the 2.1.1 and 2.1.2 versions, reported a crash during the build stage of a tour or while modifying some parameters.
The crash happened during the update of the tour summary in the "Build" tab.

Panotour freezes when opening a tour

This bug happened only on Windows, on really big projects, around 100 panoramas or more.

Fixes since 2.1.2

- 0003599: [Algorithm] Crash in the summary generator
- 0003605: [UI] Windows : Panotour is freezed when opening the project
- 0003607: [Plugin] PanotourMaps : bad French translations for the draggable option
- 0003606: [Tour] Flash player : Display a video : unable to display a video with a size with a different ratio than the original video

2.1.2 - 2014-06-06

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Panotour / Panotour Pro 2.1.2

This release fixes a major bug of the 2.1.1 version. We highly recommend to all 2.1.1 users to install this bug fix release.

Main fix

Projects with a high number of elements (panoramas, hotspots, plugins) may be corrupted after a save, and particularly after a save done when closing Panotour.
All spots links were sometimes lost when reopening a project.
This release fixes this bug, but it does not restore the lost links.

Fixes since 2.1.1

- 0003556: [Algorithm] All spot links lost after saving the project
- 0003563: [Algorithm] Modifying a spot style or a plugin does not mark the project "to be saved"
- 0003552: [Algorithm] changes on nadir patch on cube faced panorama are not applied
- 0003560: [Plugin] HTML5 desktop tooltips do not disappear "onout"
- 0003564: [Plugin] PanotourMaps : when fullscreened the map does not take all the space it should
- 0003555: [Plugin] Correct iControl bar closeHelp action

2.1.1 - 2014-05-23

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Panotour / Panotour Pro 2.1.1

Main changes

- LivePano wizard correctly handles Autopano 3.5 project files.
In some cases, they were not handled correcly and the generated video contained some black areas on borders.

- The nadir can be patched on panoramas created from cube faces import.

- All needed libraries are installed on Linux when installing Panotour.

- Cube faces for mobiles are generated, and are used on Android browsers that do not handle multiresolution.

Plugins development changes

- Resources of a plugin can be written with same substructure in the generated tour as in the plugin directory.
This small feature, needed only by plugins developpers, was mandatory for the Panotag plugin that will be available soon.


Fixes since 2.1

- 0003479: [Installer] Linux installer : lack of intel libraries
- 0003527: [Algorithm] Unable to patch the nadir of a cube faces panorama
- 0003448: [Algorithm] Color Chooser : color is not taken into account when the HTML value is copied
- 0003492: [Algorithm] All spots targets loosed after a spot style modification
- 0003490: [Algorithm] Fov changed panorama do not generate same XML description when the project is reloaded
- 0003496: [Algorithm] LivePano : black lines are added around the cropped area in the video
- 0003475: [Tour] Splashscreen : Invisible if it does not close automatically
- 0003520: [Tour] Old Android versions do not manage multires tiles
- 0003494: [Tour] Local sounds played with playsound action are not stopped when loading a new panorama
- 0003511: [Plugin] Toggle Button : does not work with HTML5 viewer : XML parsing failed
- 0003513: [Plugin] Logo : remove double tooltip field
- 0003488: [Plugin] Gallery : when autosize is off, controls are not displayed
- 0003477: [Plugin] Panorama Menu : does not react to the screen size changes with titles only option
- 0003478: [UI] MacOS : Tooltip Style comboboxes are unusable
- 0003476: [UI] Target View of hotspots are always "Custom view"
- 0003521: [UI] Web links are not clickable in plugin descriptions
- 0003487: [Plugins development] Plugins resources : keep original substructure in generated plugin directory : (PanoTag request)
- 0003512: [Plugins development] Plugins : the categoryIcon set in plug_info.xml is not displayed on MacOS

2.1.0 - 2014-04-28

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Panotour / Panotour Pro 2.1

Main changes

Ricoh Theta support

Panotour automatically detects your panoramas shot with a Ricoh Theta device.
If the gyroscope settings of your Theta during the shooting indicates that the panorama is not leveled, Panotour asks you if you want to automatically fix the horizon.
If you answer yes, a new file will be generated, and this new file will be used instead of the original Theta file.

We added two new presets dedicated to Ricoh Theta virtual tours, to enhance your Theta experience.

You can have look at the following video, to see how easy it is to create a tour with a Ricoh Theta:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CH5dkiRxLVo

Here are two virtual tours created in Panotour with images shot with a Ricoh Theta and with these new presets:
http://www.kolor.com/virtual-tours/20140409-kolor-theta-simple/
http://www.kolor.com/virtual-tours/20140409-kolor-theta-groups/

Loading time reduced by up to 100x when opening a project

Loading a saved project in Panotour is now incredibly fast.

When you save a project, Panotour now saves 2 files.
A ".kpt" file, like before, containing all the source data of the project and all its parameters.
And a new ".cache" file.
This new file contains some optional data used during the loading of a project and during the build of a tour.
This file can be lost without any incidence on your project, except the performance during load and build times.

Just a quick bench done on the project of the "Lac du Bourget" tour : Le Lac du Bourget
This tour contains 23 panoramas including 3 gigapixels.

Loading this project took 22 minutes with version 2.0.
Once saved with version 2.1, the loading takes 12 seconds only!
In this case the opening is 100x faster!

Memory usage significantly reduced

The new ".cache" file stores a resized version of your panoramas.
When Panotour loads a project, it doesn't load the full resolution version of your panoramas anymore, but their smaller version.

The full resolution version of the panoramas is automatically loaded during the build stage if required, or you can load it by yourself in the hotspot editor, if you think that the reduced version of the panorama is too small to place your spots correctly.

If the panorama had been previously built and if it does not need to be built again, the full resolution version of the panorama won't be loaded.

Reduced build time

When Panotour builds a tour, it cuts each panorama into many tiles for a dynamic and smooth loading of the tour in a browser. When you build the tour once again, Panotour checks if all the tiles have already been correctly generated. This step can take a long time on big panoramas or if your project contains a lot of panoramas.

You can avoid this check on each panorama, by telling Panotour to not generate its tiles.

When a panorama is marked "Do not generate tiles", a new icon appears over its thumbnail in the main area of Panotour to indicate which panorama will not be built anymore.
You can uncheck this option at any moment.

http://www.autopano.net/wiki-en/action/view/Panotour_Pro_2_-_Tour_-_Picture/panorama_properties

Benefit of Autopano 3.5 improvements for Livepano generation

The Livepano wizard now supports Autopano 3.5 projects.

Virtual tour enhancements

Customize tooltips styles as you want

Tooltip styles can be customized either globally or per plugin.
http://www.autopano.net/wiki-en/action/view/Panotour_Pro_2_-_Tour_-_Project_properties

Add play and pause buttons over video spots to ease user experience

Cursors related to the tour control mode are displayed on Flash tours

Titles and captions can be added to each image of your gallery


Minor enhancements

New Generation Methods

3 generations methods for the tiles can be used to build a tour:

- The default, and recommended one, builds only the necessary tiles of all panoramas except those marked as "Do not generate tiles".
- The second one generates all tiles of all panoramas except those marked as "Do not generate tiles".
- And the third one forces a full generation of all tiles of all panoramas whatever their status.
http://www.autopano.net/wiki-en/action/view/Panotour_Pro_2_-_Build_tab

You can customize the spot style of automatically geolocalized spots

When you geolocalize a panorama and decide to automatically create a spot at this location, you can now change the style and the tooltip of this automatic spot.

Bing Maps layer usage inside Panotour Pro

You can now set your geolocalized spots over a Bing Maps layer inside Panotour Pro.
This layer requires a key to be used. This key is used internally, it may be different of the one set in the PanotourMaps plugin parameter.
The key can be entered in the Preferences window, or directly in the spot editor.

Add a specific thumbnail for your tour that will be displayed on social media when sharing it

In the Project properties, you can select a specific thumbnail, on the left of the project name.
This thumbnail will be copied in the tour and used by social media when the tour will be shared.
http://www.autopano.net/wiki-en/action/view/Panotour_Pro_2_-_Tour_-_Project_properties

Generated tours use krpano 1.17 final release

Panotour is now available in Turkish


Important

Projects are now saved in a way that does not depend on the language you choosed to run Panotour.
That was the case with 2.0 projects.
So when you will open a project saved with version 2.0, you'll have to run Panotour with the language used to save this project.
If you do not so, you may loose some actions on some plugins and spots.
Once this project will be saved with version 2.1, you will be able to open it whatever the language used to run Panotour.

Important

Linux 32bits and MacOS SnowLeopard are no more supported

Fixes since 2.0.1

- 0003103: [Feature] Ricoh theta support - 0003363: [UI] Yaw / Pitch / Fov / Compass are not filled until a click on panorama Preview - 0003348: [UI] Livepano + APG 3.5 integration - 0002809: [UI] Build progress bar : doesn't dissapear - 0003076: [UI] Blank build progress bar - 0002875: [UI] Bing map key filler into UI interface for map. - 0003033: [UI] Add tooltip and style selector for map spots of geolocalized panoramas - 0003370: [Plugin] PanoramaMenu : select item color is not applied to groups only - 0003349: [Plugin] Rounded corner bar : tooltip for show/hide control is not visible - 0003340: [Plugin] PanotourMaps : bad display of the map on bottom when fullscreen is activated - 0003339: [Plugin] PanoramaMenu : correct possible bad height affectation - 0003220: [Plugin] Viewers and Gallery plugin : placement correction for title and/or interface buttons - 0003100: [Plugin] Autorotation : issue with plugin pause autorotation - 0002422: [Plugin] KolorBox Gallery : add title + caption color and font options - 0002612: [Plugin] Ability to add style/font for each tooltip and text + add a general selector for all project - 0002774: [Tour] Hotspots Livepano and Video : ability to play/pause-stop video - 0003378: [Algorithm] When adding a new gallery, an error is displayed saying the action is already registered

Fixes since 2.1 RC1

- 0003421: [Algorithm] Panotour Standard : unable to build the tour when a panorama is geolocalized - 0003425: [Algorithm] Unable to change input field of view - 0003419: [Algorithm] Unable to patch the nadir of a panorama - 0003418: [Crash Dump] Crash while building tour when changing nadir patch - 0003400: [UI] Delete a plugin display bug - 0003401: [UI] Hotspot editor : panorama is not visible after a click on "load full res" - 0003420: [UI] First plugin selected is not the plugin displayed - 0003424: [UI] 3D Preview : black display when changing projection - 0003428: [UI] Font chooser does not work on Mavericks - 0003451: [Tour] On MacOS the cursor disappear over the panorama menu - 0003430: [Tour] Splashscreen : blink on Flash player if delayed by others plugins - 0003431: [Plugin] Combobox : unable to display a panorama name containing an apostrophe - 0003422: [Plugin] Gallery : Unable to open the gallery to a image with an index over 100

2.0.1 - 2014-02-27

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Panotour / Panotour Pro 2.0.1

This release fixes most of the crashes reported with the crash report tool, in the 2.0 version.

Main changes

- When changing the template in an existing tour, the spots used to keep their previous styles. The spot styles of the new template were not applied automatically to the existing spots.
In the previous version, the change of template affected spots, which lost their styles and their action parameters.

Avalaible in Portuguese

- Portuguese translation is available for Panotour and Panotour Pro
- The interface is translated, and the plugins library is still under translation process

Fixes since 2.0

- 0003253: [CRASH] Spots loose style when changing template => leads to a crash during the build of the tour
- 0003282: [Algorithm] panorama with forced FOV are resetted when reopening the project
- 0002970: [UI] Bad affectation of actions to the good plugin
- 0003081: [UI] UI translation problem : US + French on Russian system
- 0003112: [UI] Install PTP2 on PTP1.8, sub menus are in French rather than us-en
- 0003136: [UI] Bad link attributions when moving a panorama into a group
- 0003215: [UI] 3D preview of a spot action is not refreshed to the current default view if changed
- 0003219: [UI] LivePano - wrong color display in blend mask screen
- 0003229: [UI] German translation error : yaw / pitch
- 0003126: [UI] Little planet is displayed with black corners on Flash player
- 0003260: [UI] Management of ressources with double suffix
- 0003221: [UI] Bad copyright dates displayed
- 0003287: [Plugins] Control bars : remove unespected layer under custom helpscreen
- 0003206: [Plugins] WebVideoViewer : add wistia and viddler provider for videos
- 0003241: [Plugins] PanoramaMenu : add under and over placements for texts relative to thumbnails
- 0002682: [Plugins] PanoramaMenu : add font/font color for menus and submenus to overwrite the default font
- 0003251: [Plugins] PanoramaMenu : add a selector to apply offset on both sides if needed (menu horizontal)
- 0003223: [Plugins] PanoramaMenu : apply offset value on items rather than on menu itself for full window size menus (menu horizontal)
- 0003313: [Plugins] PanoramaMenu : add stroke around edges
- 0003294: [Plugins] PanoramaMenu : improvement of offset on y axis
- 0003263: [Plugins] PanotourMaps : add URLs on bingmapportal and google where to find their API keys

2.0.0 - 2014-02-05

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MAJOR UPGRADE AVAILABLE: Panotour / Panotour Pro 2.0

Discover Panotour Pro 2.0 and watch the presentation video
Discover the Livepano optional module for Panotour Pro 2.0
Differences between Panotour 2.0 and Panotour Pro 2.0
Buy Panotour or Panotour Pro 2.0 or Upgrade from version 1.x

Panotour and Panotour Pro 2.0 are available!

We designed this new version of Panotour following three principles:
- the quality of the tours created
- the ease of use of the software
- and the possibility to visualize tours on smartphones, tablets and computers

QUALITY
With Panotour Pro 2, customize your virtual tours to the extreme: link the different views from the ones to the others, integrate menus and navigation thumbnails, embed videos into screens, add music or audio speeches, display maps or floor plans, enable sharing on social networks: many ways to make your virtual tours beautiful and unique, that make you want to be shared.
Panotour Pro 2 offers a large choice of graphical themes. You can also use your own graphical themes and your navigation templates, fonts and transitions.
Sustain your tours through the Livepano optional plugin: a guide in a museum, a restaurateur showing his establishment, a waterfall or even a simple fire in a fireplace. Panotour Pro 2 automatically merges the video to your photographic content.

EASE
Endowed of a new interface, Panotour Pro 2 offers an immediate and intuitive grip.
Create your tours in a few clicks: import your panoramas, organize them by groups, add links, animations and customized elements. Export and publish your tours on the web.
Gain time! Define project presets to enhance the creation of your next virtual tours.

EVERYWHERE
With Panotour Pro 2, your virtual tours are accessible on all modern devices: computers, tablets and smartphones. On most of the mobile devices, the use of the gyroscope brings an even more immersive navigation experience.


Fixes since 2.0 RC 2

- 0002958: [Crash] LivePano : Crash when using "Alt + mouse wheel" at crop step
- 0003008: [Crash] Crash after undo of suppressed plugin
- 0003053: [Crash] Crash when building a RC1 project containing floorplan spots
- 0003074: [Crash] Crash while replacing panorama file by another
- 0003080: [Crash] Crash on close project
- 0003160: [Crash] Crash when saving a default Kolor preset
- 0002907: [UI] Directional sound in video doesn't display warning in build page for HTML5 output
- 0002969: [UI] Memory used increases on each consecutive build
- 0002992: [UI] Export cube face 2:1 ratio (360 x 180) problem
- 0003048: [UI] Avoid "--" in XML comments
- 0003079: [UI] MapSpot problem with JS plugins KolorArea / Box
- 0003082: [UI] URL field works with "html" files but not with "htm" files
- 0003189: [UI] Hotspot Editor is blank on panorama selection
- 0003144: [UI] Description field : after a big copy/paste, unable to enter more than 2 characters, and the description displayed on a panorama is not the good one
- 0003118: [UI] Custom spots (and presets) doesn't keep values for files/url/... when reopening a project
- 0002803: [Algorithm] Extended save as does not work : it fails during the copy of a spot style preview
- 0003041: [Algorithm] Extended save as does not copy the image used in a displayImage action over a floorplan spot
- 0003127: [Algorithm] FTP : XML file with same file size are not uploaded
- 0003007: [Tour] Preview and first level tiles are not the same position on screen
- 0003059: [Tour] Display image or video actions can't be called twice or more on same spot or button
- 0003075: [Tour] Remove zoom option of hotspots rendered into planar panoramas
- 0003128: [Tour] Style names with "(,),/" are bugged on HTML5 player
- 0003131: [Tour] Xml comments uniformity
- 0003176: [Tour] Correct play button placement on displayVideo action on devices
- 0003183: [Tour] Polygon hotspot first and point spot last for auto zorder values
- 0002956: [Plugin] PanotourMaps : correct open/show/close/hide actions when the map libraries are not loaded yet
- 0003038: [Plugin] WebVideoBox : start/stop sound option on close/open action
- 0003047: [Plugin] KolorArea : add borders parameters
- 0003060: [Plugin] Add Http iframe support into Https site for WebVideoBox for Youtube and Vimeo
- 0003071: [Plugin] FloorPlan : issue with panoramas linked to floorplan spots but not linked to groups
- 0003072: [Plugin] Classic control bar : correct opaque bug which apply transparency on buttons too
- 0003083: [Plugin] Set Gallery and Website, PDF, Webvideo viewers default offset to "0"
- 0003099: [Plugin] Little Planet introduction compatible with loader information plugin and some corrections on projections
- 0003111: [Plugin] Change Times to Times New Roman into Panotour Pro control bars
- 0003123: [Plugin] Update Google maps api from 3.13 to 3.14
- 0003175: [Plugin] ClassicControlBar : hide background on devices if buttons are unavailable
- 0003004: [krpano] Autorotation does not work on a spherical panorama when the previous panorama is a planar panorama
  • This bug is only partially fixed. You need to uncheck the "Limit to image resolution" checkbox in the panorama "View" properties.

1.8.0 - 2012-03-16

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PANOTOUR & PANOTOUR PRO

Improved position setting of image and video hotspots

Rectangular hotspots displaying images or videos can be drawn easier than before.

Fix issue 1198: panorama names containing commas are correctly displayed in the tooltipss

When the user moves over a spot or a thumbnail linked to a panorama which name contains a comma, this name is correctly displayed in the tooltip.

 

PANOTOUR PRO ONLY
The following features are only available in Panotour Pro.

Bing® Maps inside

Bing layers (Aerial, Hybrid and Road) are now available in Panotour Maps plugin.
PanotourMaps plugin is now able to display OpenStreetMap® Layers, Bing® Maps layers and Google® Maps layers.
Bing Maps and Google Maps layers need a key to be activated.
Bing Maps keys are available through www.bingmapsportal.com website
Google Maps API keys are no more available, but you can still use your old keys.

Improved spot positioning to ease XML edition for gigapixels panorama

Use horizontal and vertical coordinates that allow the use of KrPano looktohotspot action when building gigapixels tours.

1.7.3 - 2012-02-24

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PANOTOUR PRO

Panotour Maps: OpenStreetMap becomes the default map layer for Panotour Maps plugin

As Google stops the creation of new keys for Google Maps API for Flash, OpenStreetMap becomes the default map provider for Panotour Maps plugin. You can still use Google Maps if you already have a key for your website.

Panotour Maps: GPS coordinates detection enhanced

Panotour Pro now recognizes latitude and longitude with minutes or seconds expressed with ratios.

Fixed issue 1182: Enhance time to build full spherical gigapixel panoramas

The duration for building tiles of a big 360x180 panorama is decreased.

Fixed issue 1171: Remove black lines on cube face borders on iPad tours

In some minor cases, black lines appeared around the displayed cube faces in mobile tours.

Fixed issue 1168: Rectangular hotspots displayed as they are placed in Panotour Pro

Sometimes when creating a rectangular hotspot to display an image or a video in the tour, the fourth point was really hard to set, and the final displayed object in the tour was streched differently as in Panotour Pro.

Fixed issue 1184: Simplify the spots' spherical coordinates to ease XML edition

Make sure that spots' coordinates are in the 0-360 range to ease the use of moveto and zoomto behaviours when editing the generated XMLs.

1.7.2 - 2012-02-03

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PANOTOUR & PANOTOUR PRO

Avalaible in Japanese

Japanese translation is available for Panotour and Panotour Pro.

No more freeze when starting Panotour or Panotour Pro

The weekly check for available updates does not take time anymore.

Fixed issue 1116: no more crash when reading a project file

When a project file contained some erroneous logo data, Panotour crashed during the opening.

PANOTOUR PRO

Apple iBooks dynamic Widget support

You can now integrate virtual tours in iBooks created with Apple iBooks Author, and play this tour on your iPad without any internet connection easily.
Panotour Pro contains a new kind of export : iBooks Widget .

Fixed issue 869: no more crash on Linux when selecting the Google Map

On Linux, you can now select the Google Map in the panorama area without any crash, and then add your spots on the map with the Hotspot Editor.

Fixed issue 1117: Cursors URL are now correctly managed in menu templates

Customization of cursors was not possible due to a bug in the templates' URL management.

Fixed issue 1119: Flying hotspots do not stop the background sound anymore

When opening a flying hotspot, the background sound of the tour was stopped and resumed from the beginning.
Now flying hotspots do not impact sounds.

Fixed issue 1123: Background sound correctly played when the tour name begins with a number

The background sound of a tour which name began with a "1" was not played.

Fixed issue 1084: Adapt Cube Face size to tablet resolution

The cube faces generated by Panotour Pro were sometimes too wide for iPad, and tours took a lot of time to load due to the size of each cube face.

Fixed issue 1097: Quotes are now correctly managed in tooltips

If a quote was in a tooltip, the displayed tooltip contained extra quotes.

1.7.1 - 2011-12-14

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fix issue 1033 : Custom helpscreen not set after opening a project using one

If a project contained a custom helpscreen, this custom screen was not selected in the "Help Screen" field of the "Display" tab.

fix issue 1059 : Unable to create a tour with all data embedded in an unexisting directory

Panotour/Panotour Pro failed to build a tour that embedded all its data, if the tour path contained an unexisting directory.

PANOTOUR PRO

fix issue 1061 : Panotour Pro needs to be closed after registration to be able to generate a license in iPad tour

PanotourPro was unable to create the iPad license in a tour if this tour was build in the same Panotour session than the registration of Panotour.

fix issue 1043 : iPad tours freezed when loading second panorama

When the tour contained polygonal hotspots, and no sequences hotspots, the iPad version of the tour was blocked when loading the second panorama.

fix issue 1048 : Tours containing Google Maps freezed when loading second panorama

If a tour contained Google Maps, and if the map was badly initialized (local untrusted folder, or bad google API key on a webserver), then the tour was freezed when trying to load the second panorama.

fix issue 1030 : Bad syntax in "effect" and "jsborder" attributes in thumbnails description

Thumbnails border on iPad was badly drawn due to a bad description syntax for their attributes.

1.7.0 - 2011-11-25

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Use of the latest KrPano player version

Use of KrPano player version 1.0.8.14.
Panotour / Panotour Pro outputs adapt to this new version.

New option on thumbnail stacks

New option to let the user decide if the stack of thumbnails should be opened when the tour starts.

8 languages available

Panotour / Panotour Pro are now available in the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Bug fixes on angular fields and vertical offset fields

Angular values do not change by themselves anymore when the user clicks on their field.
The vertical offset of imported orthoptic panoramas is now correctly set.

Reduction of the building time

Enhanced internal algorithms to reduce the building time of a tour.

Enhanced hotspot editor

Zoom in or out in the hotspot editor with the "+" and "-" keys of keyboard.

Fixed: flickering thumbnails during tour loading

No more annoying display of thumbnail over the tour while the tour is loaded.

File fields use auto-completion

Nadir patch and sound files can now be set using the keyboard, with auto-completion.

PANOTOUR PRO ONLY

Lower limitation for spherical panoramas usable in iPhone / iPad tours

To be able to build a mobile-compatible tour, the project must now only contain spherical panoramas of at least 360x45 angular fields (previous limitation was 360°x180°).

Distorted hotspots on iPhone / iPad

Distorted images will now be displayed in iPhone / iPad tours as they are displayed in desktop tours.

Cube Faces suffixed by _r, _l, etc. taken into account during import

KrPano syntax for cube faces is now taken into account during Cube Faces import.

Enhancement of the basic theme

Added: a new custom-colored blinking spot in the basic theme.

Fixed: bad position of expanded thumbnails stack on iPhone / iPad

When a thumbnails stack contained too many thumbnails, some of them were displayed outside the tour when the stack was expanded.

Thumbnails can be placed on the right border of an iPhone / iPad tour

In previous versions thumbnails could be placed only on the top, left and bottom borders of an iPhone / iPad compatible tour.

1.6.1 - 2011-09-22

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major fixes

  • 877 : Combobox containing special characters prevented Little Planet from beeing displayed
  • 882 : Contextual Menu was empty when using Branding Free License
  • 883 : PNG objects with transparency were displayed without transparency when they were resized

minor fixes

  • 839 : Hotspot editor disappeared behind the main window when clicking on a spot if the editor was displayed in full screen
  • 878 : Background sound of a panorama was not resumed after a video was closed
  • 880 : Unable to move around the panorama while it is loading

1.6.0 - 2011-09-09

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New Thumbnails plugin: Thumbnails stack

Thumbnails can now be displayed as a stack in a corner of the tour.
The user can click on a stack to expand it vertically or horizontally and click on a thumbnail to open a chosen panorama.

Add a template for hotspots tooltips

If you set %p as a tooltip on a hotspot linked to a panorama, the tooltip of the spot will show the name of the targeted panorama.

New theme

There are now 4 default themes available. The new one is similar to the KrPano theme.

Easy placement of panoramas in the main area

Add a new panorama to a project and it will be placed next to the other panoramas. There are no more superimposed panoramas.
If you type "Shift R" on your keyboard, the panoramas will be reorganized.

The following tips already existed in the previous versions, but they were not well known:
If you type "Ctrl 0" the zoom will be adapted to fit all the panoramas.
If you type "Ctrl A", all the panoramas are selected so you can modify their properties at once.
As in all standards software applications, you can also hold down the Ctrl key while clicking on the hotspots or panoramas to add other items to the selection.

Reduction of distortion

A new "reduce distortion" button in the "Panorama Properties/Images" tab computes the best dimensions to avoid distortions in the tour.

New light skin

You can now choose between the default dark skin and a new light skin for the application, in the application preferences.

Multiple logos in a tour

Add your logo and the logos of your partners or clients with the new multiple logos feature: you can add a logo in each corner and one on the nadir.

Improved thumbnail sidebar

New parameters for the thumbnails allow more customization: border color and size, tooltip display.
The thumbnail sidebar is now scrollable.

Saving of the history

All actions done in a project can be logged and saved in the project file (.kpt).

Seven languages available

Seven available translations : English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Polish.

 

PANOTOUR PRO ONLY
The following features are only available in Panotour Pro.

Google Maps inside

A new Maps plugin, Panotour Maps, is available in the "Extra" tab.
If you use this plugin, your panoramas containing GPS data will be automatically localized on a map.
The panorama can be localized easily either by searching a location like on the Google Maps website or by entering the latitude/longitude.

Radar: the panorama's orientation is displayed as a radar in Panotour Pro.
Just hold down the Ctrl key while a spot is selected on the map and an arrow showing the orientation will appear.

Each hotspot displayed through the Panotour Maps plugin can be customized with its proper icon or image.

A full customization of the plugin is available through XML editing. A documentation of the plugin features and their XML syntax will be available soon.

Direct export of the tour through FTP

Build and export your tour from Panotour Pro directly to your FTP server.

Directional sounds without clicking on a spot

It is now possible to set a sound as "display object" on a spot.
It will add a directional sound on a panorama that will be played as soon as the panorama is loaded.

Autorotation settings on each panorama

In Panotour Pro, the autorotation can be set differently for each panorama. These settings are:
- the rotation's direction
- the rotation's speed
- the delay before the rotation starts.

Sounds available on iPad® / iPhone®

If you add a sound over a whole tour or over a single panorama, it will be played on iPad® / iPhone®.
Only directional sounds are not supported on these platforms.

iPad® 2 / iPhone® 4 gyroscope support

Allow the users to explore your tour by moving their tablet, only by enabling the Gyroscope plugin for iPad2® / iPhone4®

Improved maps

You can now add a radar on your custom map.
Plus, the placement and size of open and closed maps are now independent: you can set the size of the closed map and choose its position no matter the position of the open map.

Call a JavaScript function through a click on a hotspot

A new field is available in the hotspot properties tab which allows to call JavaScript functions from the HTML page where the tour is embedded.
Fill the JavaScript call in the field and when the user clicks on the spot, the JS script will be called.

Import of orthoptic panoramas

A new entry is available in the "File/Import" submenu that allows the import of orthoptic images (360 mirror images) in the project.

Panorama list is available on iPad/iPhone

The list of the panoramas available in your virtual tours is now visible on iPad and iPhone.

Improved iPad / iPhone export

You can now export a tour that will only run on iPad and iPhone.
No more need to export the whole Flash project if you don't need it.

New Play/Stop button for sounds

In the navigation bar, a new button is available to let the viewers play or stop the sounds of the tour.

Change the projection on the fly

If you enable the choice of projection modes in the contextual menu, the visitor can make a right click on the virtual tour to access all available projections and switch them on the fly.
Projection modes include: normal, fisheye, architectural, stereographic, pannini, little planet.

1.5.3 - 2011-08-03

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major fixes

  • 672: Fix thumbnails description on IPad : no more "plugin[slide] parent "thumbarray" not loaded!" error

minor fixes

  • fix minor issues on combobox content and project saving

1.5.2 - 2011-04-14

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krpano update (1.0.8.14)

  • 529: Autorotation works on partial panoramas
  • 580: Videos without metadata can be played

major fixes

  • 626: Sequential hotspots are correctly displayed in generated tours

Translations

  • Add Polish and Russian translations
  • 1.5.1 - 2011-03-18

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    major fixs

    • 558: Fix crash while canceling Coube Faces import

    minor fixs

    • 581: Avoid thumbnail view to be displayed on right side on iPad/iPhone due to KRPano limitations
    • 582: Fix UI problems when mobility compatibility is checked (avoid bad configuration)
    • 590: Fix some English messages
    • 567: Fix cropping on full 360
    • 610: Colors are exported on 6 digits RRGGBB instead of 8 digits AARRGGBB

    1.5.0 - 2011-02-01

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    minor fixs

    • 543: crash on export with thumbnails : reinstall application to reset default settings (old versions bug)
    • 554: flying hotspot were sometimes hidden by ohter flying hotspot
    • 534: title update after registration
    • 550: missing checkbox in export cube face widget

    mac only

    • 533: translation of some menu entries