What is most wanted?

Q&A about the latest versions

What are the most wanted features for upcoming versions?

Scene Transitions
40
34%
HTML Window
10
8%
Mapping (Stick) Items in place
15
13%
Easy(ier) Movie input
9
8%
Multi-level Hi-Res Zooming (Tiling)
21
18%
Pre-load other Scenes
12
10%
Something Else (Please add to thread)
12
10%
 
Total votes: 119

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Jan_T
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Re: What is most wanted? - sharpness

Post by Jan_T » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:34 am

as we know from editing pictures in graphic editors, the very las step after retouching and resizing a pic for display on screen, or for the print is adding sharpness. this is what makes the output from krpano look so crisp. it simply adds sharpness when the image is on the screen.
you cant do this before, because the pano will be resized according to your screen or browsersize. so adding sharpness when the pano is displayed is just it. - in this way you can reduce file size a lot. i can use 5500px pano with very much of jpg compression for example to be displayed fullscreen.

i think, adding sound and so on is nice, but display quality just rules.

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Re: What is most wanted?

Post by wolff » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:49 am

Hi,
I still would prefer - amongst other things mentioned above - :
1. changing the skin easily by button, but having the same panorama/picture open.
2. import of vector graphics like emf- or svg-files into the skineditor.
And easy(ier) Movie input. Voted for this. Why no one else?

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Wolff
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Re: What is most wanted?

Post by erik leeman » Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:08 pm

I would VERY much like to have the option to embed PNG's in stead of JPEG's as cubefaces in the final .swf pano.
By using PNG's I could use partial transparency in stacked (or 'onion-skinned') preloaded panos, which would open a wide array of new possibilities!

Please please, pretty please?

Cheers!

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Re: What is most wanted?

Post by smooth » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:33 pm

erik leeman wrote:I would VERY much like to have the option to embed PNG's in stead of JPEG's as cubefaces in the final .swf pano.
By using PNG's I could use partial transparency in stacked (or 'onion-skinned') preloaded panos, which would open a wide array of new possibilities!
I would think that this shouldn't be such a big deal to implement as the area hotspots use .png tiles format and Adobe Flash supports .png format.
So here's hoping.

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Re: What is most wanted?

Post by stalwart » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:43 pm

my 2:

multi-res / gigapixel
Google map integration

cheers
Stu

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Re: What is most wanted?

Post by erik leeman » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:54 pm

I would think that this shouldn't be such a big deal to implement as the area hotspots use .png tiles format and Adobe Flash supports .png format.
Without knowing the exact inner workings of Thomas' design there is no way of telling for sure, but I cannot imagine this to be a problem.
File-sizes will grow when using PNG because of less efficient (non destructive) compression, but the amount of memory a single pano 'consumes' should not change too much. Unless the alpha channel spoils things of course....

Erik

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Re: What is most wanted?

Post by RBilsland » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:13 pm

My "something else" is plugins. If there was some way that Pano2VR could be extended by others it could take some of the development pressure off Thomas.

Bob Bilsland.

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Re: What is most wanted?

Post by smooth » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:46 pm

stalwart wrote:my 2:

multi-res / gigapixel
Google map integration

cheers
Stu
Yeah, I would have thought the HTML window would have been more requested.
But there you go! Like I said, interesting to see what others deem highest priority.

Regards, Smooth 8)
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Re: What is most wanted?

Post by fredaubailly » Wed Jan 20, 2010 9:52 pm

I would add the ability to use masks within the skin editor !!! :D
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Re: What is most wanted?

Post by Hopki » Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:39 pm

Transitions
I know its one of the voted features, but I thought its worth saying again.
In fact I got asked to quote for a custom skin today, and guess what, “can you do transitions, fade effects etc”, err No not yet but on the way, I hope!
Please, Please, Please Thomas.
Hopki :D

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Re: What is most wanted?

Post by DemonDuck » Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:50 am

1) When zooming with mouse wheel, browser window scrolls also. Very irritating. Don't do that.
2) Made hotspot on equirectangular image. When I tried to erase it, it wouldn't erase. I need to be able to back out of my actions.
3) Not clear how to go fullscreen. Make an easy way for the average user to go fullscreen
4) Scaling option seems to have no effect. That should be fixed and the HTML that is generated should reflect that choice.

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Re: What is most wanted?

Post by zap » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:39 am

DemonDuck wrote:1) When zooming with mouse wheel, browser window scrolls also. Very irritating. Don't do that.
2) Made hotspot on equirectangular image. When I tried to erase it, it wouldn't erase. I need to be able to back out of my actions.
3) Not clear how to go fullscreen. Make an easy way for the average user to go fullscreen
4) Scaling option seems to have no effect. That should be fixed and the HTML that is generated should reflect that choice.
Hi
1) depends on hwo you implement it inside your html or php page. Not really a pano2VR issue
2) some bug but couldn't experience this
3) Create a button, add action Go or toggle fullscreen
4) action with scaling works in most skins I've created and seen by others

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Re: What is most wanted?

Post by zap » Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:43 am

Perhaps someone or thomas should write up all the ideas, add his ideas so far and define which upgrade includes which features.

Perhaps even a slight hint on when what is generally planned.
+ Gives the community the option to see what is in the mill
+ Offers Thomas a way to ask back if his roadmap fulfills main client requests

Already posted a similar message some time ago. Hopefully this time we could know what to wait for.

And
definitely the option to create plugins/addins from thirdparties would be a great improvement on Thomas workload.

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Re: What is most wanted?

Post by Mdholl » Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:21 pm

Hi, zap!
Can you share the "right: code of the page?

>>> 1) depends on hwo you implement it inside your html or php page. Not really a pano2VR issue

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Re: What is most wanted?

Post by shinodem » Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:09 pm

1. Lensflare effect
2. HTML Window
3. Multithreading in some browsers not work ex. opera

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