A list of terms used throughout Pano2VR.


Actions are like a set of directions that are applied to any element added to the skin to create interactivity.


Assets are media associated with a project.

Auto Tags

Pano2VR creates tags automatically based on


A component is a pre-defined skin element or group of skin elements.


A container is an invisible skin element used to group elements.


The cross is an image type in which the cube faces are arranged in a cross shape.

Custom Property

Custom properties provide extra text input fields or properties that can be targeted by the skin.

Default View

The default view is the project's initial opening view or angle.


A droplet is a small application that is used to batch convert images or batch create outputs.


Viewer elements include hotspots and pinned images, and Skin Elements include text boxes and hotspot templates.


FFmpeg is a free software project that produces libraries and programs for handling multimedia data that Pano2VR uses to create poster frames for videos and export animation videos.

Field of View

The field of view is the area of the image that is visible.

Flat Image

A flat image is any image that has a non-distorted flat projection.

Ghost Hotspots

A ghost hotspot is a hotspot that is not yet activated in Pano2VR.


Hotspots are definable, interactive areas within the panorama.

hotspot proxy ID

A hotspot proxy ID is used to make a link between hotspots and skin elements and their actions.

Hotspot Template

A placeholder that links the Hotspot Image in the skin to the hotspot in the image.


A keyframe is used in the Animation Editor and is a point on a timeline that is assigned a specific value.

Loading Bar

A loading bar is a set of graphical elements (or a single element) that is used to illustrate how much of the panorama has loaded.

Master Node

The master node acts like a template node in which data and elements are applied to all nodes in a tour.


A node refers to a single panorama.

Node Markers

Node Markers are used to show elements depending on the currently active node in a virtual tour.


Scanning or viewing the panorama in a horizontal movement.


A portion of the image that has been extracted and possibly edited or retouched and then reapplied to the original image.


A placeholder represents a value for content that will be filled in later.


Pointing is a term used to describe how each panorama in a tour is linked.


To remap an image means to reorganize the data of the image to change the projection of the image.


A skin is a collection of text and graphical elements overlaid on the image.


The strip is an image type in which the cube faces are arranged in a horizontal or vertical strip.


Scalable Vector Graphics are an XML based 2D vector graphics format used in Pano2VR as skin elements.


Tags are used to organize images within a tour and to help trigger skin elements.


The Tee is an image type in which the cube faces are arranged in a horizontal or vertical tee.


This is a command generally used in an action for a skin element to show and hide or play and pause, for example.


The z-index is a CSS property that is used to set the stacking order of elements in the skin.

Last modified: May 23, 2022