Panoramic Resources

copy-LeicesterSq_bumperB.jpgFor people just getting into panoramic photography, I’ve collected these links to help. Disclaimer: I provide these links without endorsement. I receive no compensation from manufacturers or retailers. These lists are not entirely comprehensive.

Panoramic Specialists

Besides eBay and general photographic stores, these sites specialize in panoramic equipment.

Red Door VR

SkiVR

Panoramic Heads

There are panoramic heads to suit all budgets. New entrants to the panohead scene have lowered the entry cost but still offer good quality results.

Nodal Ninja

Agno’s

Panosaurus

Manfrotto

TomShot360

Really Right Stuff

pano-MAXX

36oPrecision

MK Panorama

Novoflex

Bushman Panoramic

Motorized Heads

Many motorized panoheads are converted telescope mounts. Motorized heads are good for making gigapixel images.

Gigapan

Kolor

Home Made Heads

There are many home made panoheads out there. Here are a few for inspiration.

Home Made I

Home Made II

Home Made III

Home Made IV

Home Made V

Home Made VI

Home Made VII

Roll your own

Panoramic Software

Much of the proliferation in panoramic software is due to Helmut Dersch whose Panotools suite of programs revolutionized panoramic stitching for the common man.

Hugin (Free Open Source)

PTGui

PTAssembler

Microsoft ICE (Free)

Autostitch (Free)

Autopano

Easypano

Panorama Tools

Panoweaver

Panomonkey (Free Online)

Dermandar (Free Online)

HDR Software

HDR Labs Has many links to software and other resources

Panorama Display

Traditionally, QuickTimeVR was the original way of displaying spherical panoramas but this was surplanted by Flash based viewers and to a lesser extent Java based viewers. Currently, we’re in a transition towards HTML5 based panorama display.

Open Pano (Free Open Source)

KR Pano

Flash Panorama Player

Leanorama

Panoramic Websites

360Cities

From Paris

Panoguide

IVRPA International VR Photography Association

Misc

Sunex 185 degree Fisheye

Philosphere