User guide

Step 1: Update DirectX

Bixorama requires the latest version of DirectX 9.

DirectX is available as a free download from Microsoft:
Update DirectX

If the web installer refuses to work, or if you would like to install DirectX on an offline computer, you can download the DirectX end-user redistributable.

Learn more about DirectX

Step 2: Download Bixorama

versionBixorama 2.1.4
size3 MB
date releasedTuesday, February 25th, 2014

Download Bixorama

If you do not like installers you can download the program as a ZIP file.

If the program complains about not being able to find D3DX9_34.dll you will have to install the latest version of DirectX.

Ordering info

A single user license of Bixorama costs € 19.95

What you get

When you buy Bixorama you receive your own personal license keys. Entering them into the program with the menu item Settings > Enter License Keys... will turn the evaluation version into the fully functional version.

Order Bixorama

How to convert a panoramic photo

Converting a panoramic photo is simple and straight forward:

  • Open a panoramic photo with the menu item File > Import Panorama
  • Export your panoramic photo with the menu item File > Export Panorama

You can set the quality (export resolution) with the menu item Settings > Low, Normal and High Quality. Photos are never upscaled.

Supported formats and projections

NAMEPROJECTIONFILE FORMATSIMPORTEXPORTBATCH PROCESSING
Apple's Quicktime VRcube map.movyesyesyes
Microsoft's DirectX DDScube map.ddsyesyesyes
Latitiude Longitudeangular map.jpg, .png, .bmpyesyesyes
Horizontal Crosscube map.jpg, .png, .bmpyesyesyes
Vertical Crosscube map.jpg, .png, .bmpyesyesyes
Stripcube map.jpg, .png, .bmpyesyesyes
Strip XYZcube map.jpg, .png, .bmpyesyesyes
Single Filescube map.jpg, .png, .bmpyesyesyes
Sphere Mapsphere map.jpg, .png, .bmpyesyesyes
Mirror Ballmirror ball.jpg, .png, .bmpyesyesyes
Heart Shapedbonne.jpg, .png, .bmpyesyesyes

Bixorama does not support .mov files with compressed headers.

Program history

How do I upgrade to the latest version?

Version 2.1.4

Released: Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
Price: € 19.95, free upgrade for registered users!

Changes since version 1.5:

  • New panorama generation methods: Blobs, Fractal Planet, Dots of Light, Tetrahedron, Hexahedron, Octahedron, Dodecahedron, Icosahedron and Football
  • Extended settings dialog

Version 1.5

Released: 2010-1-14
Price: € 19.95, free upgrade for registered users!

  • New menu item: File > Import Panorama > Photo
  • New menu item: Generate > Voronoi
  • New menu item: Modify > Copy Front to Back
  • New menu item: Modify > Blur Poles

Version 1.3.8

Released: 2008-4-11
Price: € 19.95, free upgrade for registered users!

  • DDS files can now be exported with super high resolutions
  • Full unicode support
  • Super High and Insane High quality modes

Version 1.1

Released: 2006-10-27
Price: € 19.95, free upgrade for registered users!

  • Settings dialog where you can set the output resolution, JPG encoder quality and file naming system
  • Batch processing

Version 1

Released: 2006-9-15
Price: € 19.95

  • First release!

Upgrading

How do I upgrade to the latest version?