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Converting Images (Pano2VR)

This is the documentation for Pano2VR 4. You can find the new documentation for Pano2VR 5 here.

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After you import your image to Pano2VR, you can choose to convert that image to a different projection or into cube faces. This section will show you how to convert your images.

Learn more about the conversion options.

◊ TIP: When you have a lot images in a tour, convert equirectangulars to a strip format for faster loading times (i.e. during skin design). If the images will be multi-resolution, use cube faces instead. Also, if you don't want to lose GPS data, use the convert tool rather than the batch tool to remap the images.

Convert to Cube Faces[edit]

  1. Import your image.
  2. Choose Convert Input in the input section.
  3. In the Format window that pops up, choose Cube Faces as the Type.
  4. Choose the naming convention for your cube faces in the Face Names menu.
    Naming conventions for cube face conversion.
  5. Determine your Cube Face size.
    ◊ NOTE: You can leave this at the default which is calculated, width/4. However, if you plan to retouch the cube faces, you may want to enter the result from the calculation, width/pi.
  6. Choose an output format. If you choose JPEG, enter the JPEG quality or use the slider.
  7. Change the name and folder of the image in the Output File if you wish. If you do not choose a new folder for the output, the files will automatically be added to the same folder as the original image.
  8. Choose Convert to convert and save the images which should look something like this:

Here are some forum posts discussing cube face conversion:

From Cube Faces to Equirectangular[edit]

  1. Import any one of the cube faces into Pano2VR. Pano2VR will recognize the rest of the cube faces.
  2. Choose Convert Input.
  3. In the window that pops up, the type will be automatically selected. In this case, Equirectangular.
  4. Define the width. Again, based on the width of the cube faces, the width is is already determined (cube face width*4).
  5. Follow steps 6 through 8 from above.

See also[edit]

Importing an Image (Pano2VR)
Convert Input