Bixorama user guide

System requirements

Download Bixorama

versionBixorama 5.3.0.1
size3 MB
date releasedFriday, July 21st 2017

DOWNLOAD BIXORAMA

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

Buy Bixorama

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.

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Upgrade Bixorama

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?

Modify your 360° photos with Bixorama

Use the MODIFY menu to modify your 360° photo.

Rotate

Use the MODIFY submenus to rotate your 360° photo. This is mostly used to level the 360° photo: get the horizon horizontally and in the centre, the zenith in top and nadir in bottom. Click Tab to display the crosshair. Hold down the <Control> key to decrease and the <Shift> key to increase the rotation step.

Logo

Add a logo to hide your tripod/hand or to promote your business. Select your logo picture in the SETTINGS > Options.. dialog and choose MODIFY>Bigger logo to display your logo.

Move horizon

Choose MODIFY > Move horizon up to artificially increase the sky. This can be used to remove elements that are above the horizon when mirroring the sky into the floor.

Mirror

Choose MODIFY>Mirror top to bottom to mirror the sky into the floor.

Generate 360° photos with Bixorama

Bixorama can generate abstract 360° pictures based on mathematical formulas. The colours are taken from an input picture.

Voronoi

Choose GENERATE > Voronoi... to generate a Voronoi 360° photo. The colours are taken from random points in the provided picture.

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Voronoi smooth

Mark the Smooth checkbox in the SETTINGS > Options... dialog to blur the edges.

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Blobs

Choose GENERATE > Blobs... to generate a blobs 360° photo. The gradient is taken from the provided picture.

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Blobs high contrast

Set the Contrast to 1 in the SETTINGS > Options... dialog to maximize the contrast.

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Rectangles

Choose GENERATE > Rectangles... to generate a rectangles 360° photo. The colours are taken from random points in the provided picture.

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Fractal planet

Choose GENERATE > Fractal planet... to generate a fractal planet 360° photo. The gradient is taken from the provided picture.

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Dots of light

Choose GENERATE > Dots of light... to generate a generate a dots of light 360° photo. The colours are taken from random points in the provided picture.

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Polyhedra

Choose one of the submenus of the GENERATE > Polyhedra menu to generate a polyhedra 360° photo. All 5 Platonic solids are supported, this screenshot is an octahedron.

To use multiple pictures, create a filmstrip (place all the pictures next to each other in a single picture) and set the number of frames in the SETTINGS > Options... dialog.

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Preview your 360° photos with Bixorama

Preview

Choose VIEW > Preview to preview your 360° photo. Use the cursor keys to rotate the camera and +,- to change the field of view.

Choose FILE > Export 360° photo > Preview... to create a screenshot.

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Program history

How do I upgrade to the latest version?

Version 5.3.0.1

Released: Friday, July 21st 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!