Post Number: 1
|Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 2:06 pm: |
I have created panoramic images using Photoshop CS4 and would like to share them with potential customers BUT they cannot gain a full appreciation of a panorama that measures 15" X 72" on their computers or on my web site. I'm looking for software that will allow a viewer besides myself to pan these .jpg images. Typically what I see when I come upon a large panoramic image on the Net is a set of arrows that can be clicked that will move me around the photograph.
So to recap:
1. My panos are very large in file size limiting me to whom I can send them.
2. When they are received most potential customers cannot view them fully. Generally the image is reduced to 1024 px in width.
3. Can a large pano be properly viewed/scanned across on the Internet?
Post Number: 44
|Posted on Thursday, October 22, 2009 - 11:46 pm: |
Welcome to the forum. There are a number of options here, but I think what you might want to think about is, do your potential customers need to see in in jpg format? For example, Panorama Factory has the ability to make the output in a QuickTime VR format, or Java. These outputs will allow the user to navigate, zoom, etc. but does not require any special tools on their end.
You could take your image, import it into PF and then set the output to what you want. There are a number of other tools, depending on your need that can also do this type of work. So far the largest image that I have produced was a stitched (not with PF) image with 2,250 pictures Hopefully that does not exceed what you were trying to do.
Hope this helps,
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009 - 8:30 am: |
Your suggestion sounds interesting David. Typically my panoramas are made up of 6 to 9 images, and don't span 180 degrees. How much protection do I have with these panoramas converted to QuickTime VR or Java? If this is a concern should I place a watermark on the panorama? Currently I'm reducing them to 72 dpi and attaching them to email messages. I'm assuming that if someone wanted to print that image it would have to be printed small. A typical full sized panorama is about 35mb when in .jpg format.
Post Number: 45
|Posted on Friday, October 23, 2009 - 11:43 pm: |
If you are concerned about them being able to print them, etc. I think moving to QuickTime or Java would work great. Basically you would allow them to zoom in to the smallest detail on any image, but they would not be able to print it. They could keep it in digital format, so if that is important adding a watermark, might be good.
35Mb Panorama would not be a problem. My Panorama Factory ones, usually are 12 8Mb images and my non Panorama Factory ones can run to 1-2 Gb. All of them are posted with no watermarks and can only be printed from the thumbnails.
Let me know if you have other questions,