A panoramic photo is a photo containing the full environment as seen from a single point: 360 degrees horizontally and vertically.
Panoramic photos used to be created by stitching 2 or more (fisheye) photos, but can now be created much easier with equipment like this:
Bixorama can import AND export the following 11 formats:
Apple's QuickTime VR is the most popular panorama format on the internet.View picture | Watch video
DDS is the DirectX texture format. The DDS format can be used for panoramic backgrounds and reflectionmapping. DDS is the best format for use in BluffTitler.View picture
This is what most people mean when they are talking about panoramic photos. The horizontal coordinate is the longitude and the vertical coordinate is the latitude. The mathematical name is (equi)rectangular projection.View picture
The 6 faces of the cubemap are laid out as a horizontal cross.View picture
The 6 faces of the cubemap are laid out as a vertical cross.View picture
The face order is: front, right, back, left, top, bottom.View picture
The face order is: right, left, top, bottom, front, back. This layout is used by the NVIDIA DDS Photoshop plug-inView picture
This mode imports and exports the panorama as 6 single files.View picture
This projection is used by realtime 3D apps and games for reflection mapping. Notice that the back face is squeezed into the border of the circle resulting in poor quality reflection mapping.View picture
This is the only featured projection that isn't a true panoramic projection because it contains only half the world. When you import this projection the front is mirrored into the back.View picture
This cute looking projection is a tribute to the French mathematician Oronce Finé who wasn't afraid to work out crazy ideas.View picture
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Bixorama does not feature complex settings dialogs.
Converting a file is as easy as choosing:
File > Import panorama
File > Export panorama
Bixorama can automatically convert multiple panoramic photos to the same format, or to the same resolution and JPG encoder quality, by choosing File > Batch processing...
Bixorama supports the following file naming systems for the 6 cube faces:
You can set the file naming system by choosing Settings > Options....