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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 360°x180° 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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PANOTOUR & PANOTOUR PRO

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 360°x45° 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