Auld Lang Syne 2017

The days of 2017 have gone by quickly but we don’t want to forget them as the year closes out.

Market at Karlsplatz, Vienna Austria 2017
Market at Karlsplatz Vienna Austria 2017

This year we celebrated Pano2VR’s 10th birthday! That’s right, 10 wonderful years. We thank you all for being part of our community and helping to make Pano2VR what it is today. This is what Pano2VR looked like in 2007:

Pano2VR 2.0 beta 1
Pano2VR 2.0 beta 1 – 2007

We were especially happy to meet you earlier this year in Tokyo at the Google Street View Summit and in Vienna at the IVRPA conference. At both of these events, we presented version 6 of Pano2VR with a promise to release it this year. Unfortunately, we still have a bit more tweaking to do. We know…we’re late! But, we’re working on it everyday and hope to have a beta out very soon! We know you’re waiting.

Version 6 will include improved gigapixel support, faster loading of large tours, a more powerful animation editor, custom maps and a floor plan tool:

Pano2VR 6 Floorplan

So, stay tuned for more in the coming weeks! Our promise still stands: for anyone who purchased version 5 in 2017, you will be eligible for a free upgrade to version 6.

We know it’s not version 6, but we didn’t want to leave you empty handed. So, here is a small bug fix release:

Pano2VR 5.2.3
(Click “Show all downloads” to download 5.2.3 or in Pano2VR, go to Help > Check for Updates, if not prompted automatically.)

Season’s Greetings from all of us at Garden Gnome Software!