User guide

System requirements

Download Bixorama

versionBixorama 5.3
size3 MB
date releasedMonday, April 24th 2017


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

Ordering info

A single user license of Bixorama costs € 29.95

What you get

When you buy Bixorama you receive your own personal license keys. Entering them into the app by choosing SETTINGS > Enter license keys... turns the evaluation version into the fully functional version.



Can I upgrade for free?

Yes. So far, all upgrades of Bixorama are free upgrades. This means that your license keys work with the latest version.

How do I upgrade to the latest version of Bixorama?


What are the differences between the demo and the full version?

In the demo (evaluation) version the 360° photos have a DEMO watermark and the app always starts with the about dialog. Apart from that, all features are enabled allowing you to fully test Bixorama.

Does the demo run forever?

Yes. You can test Bixorama for as long as you want.

How do I

Program history

How do I upgrade to the latest version?

Version 5.3

Released: Monday, April 24th 2017

Changes since version 5.0:

  • Super fast equirectangular import
  • Pictures are now loaded with WIC. With the right codecs, Bixorama can now import EXR and HDR files. Learn more
  • Support for HDR pictures (16 bits per component integer and half float formats)
  • Improved equirectangular export antialiasing quality (mark the Antialiasing checkbox in the SETTINGS > Options... dialog)
  • Magnifying glass in equirectangular view to help straighten the horizon (menu item VIEW > Magnifying glass)
  • The Bixorama 360° HTML5 player now supports device rotation and orientation tracking on phones and tablets!
  • The Bixorama 360° HTML5 player now supports SSL
  • Reset all modifications when loading a new 360° photo checkbox in options dialog
  • Proper select folder dialogs in batch processing dialog

Version 5.0

Released: 27-6-2016

  • New menu item: FILE > Export 360° photo > HTML...
  • New menu item: FILE > Export 360° photo > Preview...
  • New menu item: VIEW > Preview
  • New menu item: VIEW > Bigger/Smaller FOV
  • New menu item: VIEW > Crosshair
  • New menu item: MODIFY > Roll clockwise/counterclockwise
  • New menu item: MODIFY > Bigger/smaller logo
  • New menu item: MODIFY > Move horizon up/down
  • New menu item: MODIFY > Mirror top to bottom
  • New menu item: MODIFY > Reset all modifications
  • Redesigned SETTINGS > Options... dialog: set the export resolutions and logo picture
  • 3 rotation speeds: holding down <Control> decreases the rotation step, <Shift> increases the rotation step
  • Compatibility fix: export resolution DDS is now always a power of 2
  • Optimization: faster previews
  • Rename: Panorama renamed to 360°
  • Rename: Latitude longitude renamed to Equirectangular
  • Removed feature: MODIFY > Blur poles
  • Removed feature: FILE > Import 360° photo > Photo

Version 4

Released: 6-1-2016

  • Optimized, improved and redesigned 360° photo generation options
  • Antialiasing (mark the Antialiasing checkbox in the SETTINGS > Options... dialog)
  • Support for transparent 360° photos (mark the Export alpha channel checkbox in the SETTINGS > Options... dialog)
  • Improved quality alpha channel exported pictures
  • Improved quality when importing equirectangular format
  • New single files format: f_, r_, b_, l_, u_, d_ (Adobe)
  • Position and size window is now remembered
  • Max batch processing files increased from 1.000 to to 10.000
  • Bugfix: polyhedra are now correctly textured

Version 3

Released: 2015-6-10

  • New engine powered by DirectX 11

Version 2

Released: 2010-1-14

  • New 360° photo generation methods: Blobs, Fractal planet, Dots of light, Tetrahedron, Hexahedron, Octahedron, Dodecahedron, Icosahedron and Football
  • Batch processing
  • New menu item: GENERATE > Voronoi
  • New menu item: MODIFY > Copy front to back
  • Redesigned SETTINGS > Options... dialog: set file naming system

Version 1

Released: 2006-9-15

  • First release!