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Visit Hugh’s world of panoramas …
A site that is being developed to relate specifically to panoramic photography to show the potential of this media and how it is able to convey much more than words or single images.
If a picture is worth a thousand words then a panorama must be worth ten thousand, especially a 360° (or spherical) panorama where you can look all around and in any direction you wish to.
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Links to Panorama Related Sites  

360° Panoramas
Links to 360° (Spherical) Panoramas.
The Rock Hewn Churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia, Stourhead, English Churches, Corporate Hospitality Suits, Property, Stereo Anaglyphs, Thermal Imaging and others.

Measurement from 360° Panoramas  

PaMe – Measure from 360° Panoramas
Some notes on using PaMe.
PaMe is straight forward to use with ‘on screen’ instruction and good tutorials so there is NO ‘steep learning curve’. 
PaMe Light is excellent for experimenting with the application before committing to purchase PaMe Wizard.

Measurement from 360° Panoramas  

Use 360° Panoramas for ‘Real Life’ Measurement
provides two applications for getting measurements from 360° Panoramas.
PaMe Wizard
is a Krpano add-on providing a ‘measure tool’ in a ‘Krpano driven’ Virtual Tour. This full version contains four ways of measuring, with the ability to save the calibrations (which can be ‘locked’) and provide ‘real time’ measurements.
PaMe Light
is a web based tool that allows you to just drag and drop your 360° Panoramas from your desktop.
This light version has three ways of measuring.

Stourhead, Wiltshire  

The artificially created lakes at Stourhead in the south west corner of Wiltshire are the source of the River Stour which winds its way through Dorset to the sea in Christchurch, Hampshire.
The gardens, designed by Henry Hoare II, were laid out in a classical 18th century design between 1741 and 1780 with monuments used to ‘frame’ each other with view across the lake to others offering visitors with amazing panoramas.

Great Dorset Steam Fair 2017  

Great Dorset Steam Fair
This event showcases Great Britain’s national industrial, agricultural and leisure history and is the world’s largest heritage and cultural event of its kind.  

St Lawrence Flower Festival  

St Lawrence, Towcester
The large ironstone parish church of St Lawrence is situated in Chantry Lane, in the centre of the historic market town of Towcester and within the Diocese of Peterborough.
Panoramic Photography by Hugh Anderson ~

Iron Age Roundhouse  

Ancient Technology Centre
Cranborne, Dorset
Panoramic images at the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne, Dorset, inside the Earthouse, Roundhouse and Viking Longhouse.
Panoramic Photography by Hugh Anderson ~

Laston House Ilfracombe  

Laston House, Ilfracombe
Bed & Breakfast & Self Catered Accommodation
Situated amongst 3 acres of woodland on a hill above Ilfracombe harbour, Laston House Bed and Breakfast is just 10 minutes’ walk from the high street and 5 minutes’ stroll to the shops and restaurants of the harbour. Guests benefit from free on-site parking and free Wi-Fi in public areas.
Panoramic Photography by Hugh Anderson ~

Wildebeest Camp is an oasis in Nairobi   Wildebeest Eco Camp, Karen, Nairobi
This is a superb example of how 360° Panoramas really show the viewer what to expect encouraging them to actually visit the location and experience it first-hand.
Keith Prowse Hospitality   Keith Prowse Hospitality
To give their clients the best insight into the majority of events, Keith Prowse have put together Virtual Tours of some of their most popular hospitality venues allowing you to explore the facilities and gain a feel of the service you can expect when you book corporate hospitality with Keith Prowse.
Panoramic Photography by Hugh Anderson ~
Using 360° iSTAR Panoramas to add Detail to an HDS Point Cloud  

Using 360° iSTAR Panoramas to add Detail to an HDS Point Cloud
Real world colour can be added to the points in a Point Cloud from co-centric 360° (spherical) panoramas and some users have found that it is also beneficial to take additional 360° panoramas.  This task takes this one stage further and uses 360° panoramas to add detail to a survey initially made with an HDS Scanner.

Using Panoramas to add Colour to HDS Point Clouds   Using Panoramas to add Colour to HDS Point Clouds
The “native” colours for an HDS (High Definition Survey) point cloud are based on the reflectivity of the surface the measurement is made to and are determined by the intensity of the received reflected laser beam.  Whilst this information is useful in its own right it is often desirable to have the points with their “natural” (RGB) colours.  This is an overview on using 360° Panoramas to add natural colour to an HDS Point Cloud.
Spherical Panoramas for Photogrammetry  

The Use of Spherical (360°) Panoramas for Photogrammetry
Spherical Panorama projections are suitable for the extraction of measurements to compute the 3D co-ordinates for points from two or more panoramas. 
The mathematics involved is much more straight forward than that required for using photographs for Stereo Photogrammetry and Photographic Intersection Horizontal and Vertical angles are easily measured in an Equirectangular projection to provide the same data as if a theodolite was used at the same location.

Spherical Panoramas for Photogrammetry  

Spherical Panoramas for Photogrammetry
3D measurement techniques are readily available, but low cost solutions are needed for applications where only a small quantity of data is required. 
Measurements can be made from Spherical Panoramas using available techniques, but these are time consuming, error prone and laborious, so this is an appeal to those with skills in software development in the fields of digital imaging and the mathematics to compute intersecting rays in space to provide a viable and cost effective solution.  

Equirectangular Size and Accuracy
For any application using photographs for measurement (Photogrammetry) the size and resolution of the image has an impact on the accuracy of the results.
When using 360° Panoramas for measurement the size or the Equirectangular projection, and projections derived from it such as Cube Faces, Sphere, Little Planet, excetera, will impact on the accuracy of the results.

The No Parallax Point  

The No Parallax Point
Some notes on the No Parallax Point and using it for 360° (Spherical) panoramas.

Nodal Ninja's Panoramic Photography Forum   Nodal Ninja’s Panoramic Photography Forum
General questions, tips, advice, help and news.
You don’t have to have a Nodal Ninja to participate!
PTGui   PTGui
PTGui is panoramic stitching software for Windows and Mac OSX. Originally developed as a Graphical User Interface for Panorama Tools (hence the name), PTGui now is a full featured photo stitching application. Use PTGui to stitch any number of photos into a panoramic image.
Pano2VR   Pano2VR is a panorama software to convert panoramic images into the Quicktime VR (QTVR) or Macromedia Flash 8 and 9 format.Pano2VR runs nativly on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X (Intel/PPC), and Linux.
Pano2QTVR is a panorama software to convert panoramic images and Object Movies into the Quicktime VR (QTVR) or Macromedia Flash 8 format.  
Panorama Studio  

Creates seamless 360 degree and wide angle panoramas.
Stitches your photos to huge panoramic images within minutes:

 Taking Panoramas  

Making the Panoramas
If a picture is worth a thousand words then a panorama must be worth ten thousand, especially a 360° interactive panorama where you can look all around, but how are they created?


Spherical Panoramas for HDS Point Clouds
This presentation has been prepared for the capture of Spherical Panoramas for use with data scanned with Leica Laser Scanners, but the information is also useful to anyone wishing to create Spherical Panoramas in their own right.
To view this file you will require Acrobat Reader.  If you do not already have a copy, visit the Acrobat site to download the version for your operating system.

iSTAR for HDS  

iSTAR Panoramas for HDS Point Clouds
This presentation has been prepared for the capture of iSTAR Panoramas for use with data scanned with Leica Laser Scanners.
To view this file you will require Acrobat Reader.  If you do not already have a copy, visit the Acrobat site to download the version for your operating system.

Panoramas from Thermal Images  

Using Thermal Images to create a 360° (Interactive) Panorama for use with HDS Point Clouds 
A report on an investigation into the possibility of using images from a Thermal Imaging Camera to create a 360° (Interactive) Panorama to generate the Cube Images to attach the colours from the thermal images to an HDS (High Definition Survey) Point Cloud.

Create your own Panoramas  

Create your own Panoramas
Panoramas are straightforward to create from images from just about any camera, with the help of low cost software.  This page is intended to encourage you to create your own Panoramas.


The iSTAR® is precision engineered like no other camera and its construction pushes the very limits of today’s manufacturing and lens technology.Fully automatic, instant, 360 degree panoramic camera delivering high resolution spherical images in seconds!

Nodal Ninja Logo  

Nodal Ninja
Nodal Ninja is a specially designed spherical tripod head allowing the photographer to adjust a camera and lens so the “entrance pupil” (front nodal point) is exactly over its correct rotational axis.
Their web site states “The lightest smallest panoramic tripod head on the market today. Nodal Ninja is a solution for both amateurs and professionals alike that seek precision, portability, reliability as well as top notch support.”

Red Door VR   Red Door VR Limited UK are UK stockists and Business to Business distributors of Nodal Ninja, Giottos, Panosaurus, Promote® Control, VR panoramic photographic hardware, equipment and software, and adapters for use with Leica HDS Scanners.
Red Door VR Limited are an exclusively a Mail Order supplier based in the UK (Leeds and Lancaster), and their website is their  virtual showroom.  They are a small specialist company, who pride themselves on their level of product knowledge and customer satisfaction.
Determining the Nodal Point of a Lems   Finding the Nodal Point of a Lens
For a lens to be used effectively for Photographic Intersection the location of the Front Nodal Point must be accurately determined.
Making use of the Nodal Point of a Lens  

Making Use of the Nodal Point of a Lens
Comments on making use of the knowledge of the behaviour and location of the Nodal point of a lens for various Panorama and Photographic Intersection applications.

The Nodal Point  

The Nodal Point
The case for the Nodal Point and usage of the term..

Focus and Exposure   Focus and Exposure
Comments on getting the correct Focus and Exposure for making Panoramas.
Lens Angle of View   Lens Angle of View
The Angle of View of a lens, or what the lens “sees”, is useful for calculating the number of shots and their orientation for 360° panoramic photography.
SpheroCam HDR   SpheroCam HDR
Spheron’s SpheroCam HDR camera has re-defined full spherical photography and the term (HDR) High Dynamic Range imaging. It’s able to capture 360º panoramic 50 mega pixel images within a single scan operation, and is the first camera able to measure real world luminosity values, from the darkest shadows to the brightest sunlight.  
PT4Pano Logo  

A site started in January 2010 in English and German offering tools and information relating to Spherical Panoramic Photography.

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