Pano2VR's user preferences pane can be found in the file menu. Choose File > Settings on Windows and Linux; and Pano2VR > Preferences on Mac OS.
Language: Choose from the following languages:
- Portuguese (BR)
- Chinese Simplified
- Chinese Traditional
- Check for updates every 7 days: If selected, Pano2VR will automatically check for software updates every 7 days. If an update is available, a pop-up dialog window will alert you to download and install.
- Include beta versions: Select to include beta versions when checking for software updates.
◊ TIP: You can always manually check for updates by going to Help > Check for updates.
- Automatically backup to folder: Keep selected to have Pano2VR automatically save the project file and skin. Click folder to open the Autobackup folder that holds the backup files.
Closing (Mac only)
- Quit with last window closed: Closing the last open project window will quit the program. This option is enabled by default.
License Key: Add your license key here. When the license is added, <hidden> will be seen in the box. To return to Trial mode, simply delete this phrase, clearing the box. Also, to add a new key (e.g when upgrading), delete the old license by deleting <hidden> and pasting your new key.
This section provides directory information. Click, Choose to change the where the following files should be stored.
Skin Directory: Skin directory location.
Template Directory: HTML Templates location.
Image Cache Location: This is where temporary files are stored during processing.
- Default Folder: Pano2VR places all the output files into one folder for better access and organization. The default name of the folder is
output, and this can be changed here. If left blank, no output folder will be created.
- File Suffix: Allows you to choose the suffix of the panorama's output file name. The default is set to,
_out, but this can be changed to anything you prefer. For example, you can use a different term or language. If left blank, no suffix will be added.
Pano2VR has an Integrated Web Server that allows for local viewing of the project.
Open HTML Output
- Use integrated web server: When selected, and Open after creation is selected in the Output section, the integrated web server will open automatically displaying the HTML output. This option is enabled by default.
◊ TIP: For testing the output in other browsers simply copy and paste the URL in the open outputs address bar to the browser to be tested.
◊ NOTE: Opening the HTML page directly from the output folder will not use the web server and local file restrictions may prevent the output from displaying properly.
- Only local host: Keep this selected to ensure that the web server is using the current local host. When not selected other devices and machines connected to the same network can also view the output. This option is enabled by default.
Port: Choose your desired port or leave it at auto. The server will use a new port number every time it is restarted or the program is opened. A fixed port number can also be used making it possible to bookmark the page. We suggest using ports 8000 or 8080. For more information on port numbers please see w:List of TCP and UDP port numbers.
Interpolation Filter: Select the filter that is used for remapping operations. The different filters can sharpen or blur the image. Mitchell is selected by default.
- Dynamic Kernel/Anti Aliasing: This option is selected by default, allowing for anti-aliased results using a dynamic kernel. This allows for sampling in more than one area of the image. More on anti-aliasing filters.
Preview Tile Size: This is the OpenGL cube face size of the preview window. This option allows you to change the resolution for the preview in all windows that have one: patch tool, viewing parameters, hotspot editor, and media editor. A higher resolution may slow down the interaction. The optimal value highly depends on the available memory on your graphics card.
Preview Equirectangular Size: same as Preview Tile Size, but for equirectangular panoramas.
Save Preview Image: Select this to save a preview image of the panorama on output. The saved image will have preview amended to the file name. This option is enabled by default.
Memory Size Hint: Pano2VR will automatically set this to half the physical RAM of your computer. You may also set this manually.
◊ TIP: If you add more RAM later, setting the value to 300 will force Pano2VR to recalculate the memory size hint.
- Ignore maximum image size: Select to lift Flash's image size limit of a 2880 pixel width.
- Smart loading: If this option is selected, Pano2VR will only load from the image what is necessary. If there is a preview image available, then loading will be almost instantaneous. Works with TIFF and PSB/PSD files only.
Map Images Provider: Choose a map provider for use in both the HTML output and hotspot editor.
- Save TIFF files compressed: Choose this if you want TIFF files to be compressed on output.
FFmpeg is a free software project that produces libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. Pano2VR can use FFmpeg to create poster frames when adding videos to the Media Editor (Pano2VR) (instead of getting the translucent checkerboard).
Executable: After downloading FFmpeg, click, Choose, and select the FFmpeg build you have downloaded. This tells Pano2VR where to find it so it can use the program to create the poster frames.
Here you can choose which of the Exif data you'd like to import.
Import to User Data: Select the following to import directly to the User Data (Pano2VR) fields.
- Date & Time
Input Preview: pro
- Add new node on drop: Deselect to create multiple projects when images are dropped on to the Pano2VR desktop or dock icons, which will create separate projects for each image; rather than having multiple nodes within a single project.
- Confirm overwrite: Choose this to have Pano2VR confirm the overwriting of a previously saved file before saving. This option is selected by default.
- Create after setting parameters: Select to have Pano2VR create the output file upon choosing "OK" in the QuickTime, Flash, HTML5 or Transformation settings. This option is selected by default.
- Save project before output: Select to have Pano2VR to prompt you to save the project before outputting.
- HTML enabled as default: When selected, the HTML file will be outputted by default for all outputs. This option is selected by default.
- Use width/Pi as output factor: Enable this setting to use width/Pi as the output factor. When not selected, width/4 will be used. This is used on output and for determining level size in multiresolution.
- Use width/Pi as conversion factor: Enable this setting to use width/Pi for converting the input image.
- Edit cube faces as horizontal cross: When selected Pano2VR will edit cube faces as a horizontal cross. This option is selected by default.
- Ignore size limit: Select this option to remove the warning that pops up when more than 40,000,000 pixels have been detected within the Area Hotspot editor. When there is sufficient RAM, you may keep this option deselected.
- Add position to file name: When this option is enabled, Pano2VR will append the position of the patch to the file name.
- Hide file toolbar: Keep this option selected to hide the toolbar found at the top of the main project window which displays icons for Create a new project,Open project and Save project. This option is selected by default.
Tour Browser pro
- Show internal node ID: Keep selected to show a node's ID.
- Use Filter for Placeholder Hotspots: Select this option to filter the hotspot placeholders by tags, in the hotspot editor. This is especially helpful if you have a lot of nodes; it can greatly reduce the number of hotspot placeholders that are seen in the editor. To filter, just select your tags and then open the hotspot editor.
- Remember open properties panels: Select to have the panels that were open last to be open when the Skin Editor is opened again.
Warning Dialogs: Click Reset warnings to reset all pop-up dialogs so they are again displayed if selected to not pop-up again.