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Posted on Sunday, February 02, 2003 - 6:39 am:   Edit PostDelete Post

what is the best way to get started from scratch?
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Posted on Monday, February 03, 2003 - 9:26 am:   Edit PostDelete Post

For information specific to The Panorama Factory, I suggest you start by reading these pages of The Panorama Factory Help:

For general information about panoramic photography, refer to:
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Chris Reed
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Posted on Tuesday, January 04, 2005 - 1:59 pm:   Edit PostDelete Post

I bought and downloaded your software and am both impressed and having fun using it with a canon S70 (telling your sw it's an s60). I mostly use a Mamiya 7 II (6 by 7 negatives) with 43 or 50 mm lenses for landscape/ cityscape work. I scan my slides with a Nikon coolscan 9000. I haven't seen anything about medium format either in camera/lens selections or in FAQs do you have any advice on using PF on medium format slides?
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Glenn Ray
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Posted on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 - 5:01 pm:   Edit PostDelete Post


Can you recommend any companies that sell the rotating tripod heads for panoramic photography?

I have had some difficulty finding them.

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John Strait
Username: Jstrait

Post Number: 160
Registered: 5-2001
Posted on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 - 11:50 pm:   Edit PostDelete Post

Here are several:

Jasper Engineering We have used their Panorama Tripod Attachment.
Kaidan Incorporated
Manfrotto (distributed in the U.S. by Bogen Imaging).
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Mirza Baig
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Username: Mabcox

Post Number: 1
Registered: 4-2008
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2008 - 3:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete Post

I have downloaded your software for evaluation,this is the first time I have come across this software. My client requested to make a panoramic view of his corporate building where a visitor, upon visiting his web site, could take a guided tour of the multistory building,floor by floor and department by department. At each floor and at each department there shall be information related to each department, so that when the visitor physically visit the office will go directly to related department without any help and the visitor shall be familiar with the building and feel comfortable.
To me it seems quite a troublesome job, could you please suggest whether I could be able to complete the task? with your software?, considering my lack of experience, though I am a web designer.
Also could you suggest if there are people who could do this job for me on a reasonable service charge?
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David Richardson
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Username: Customdavid

Post Number: 36
Registered: 1-2006
Posted on Monday, April 14, 2008 - 8:45 pm:   Edit PostDelete Post

Mirza -

Welcome! I have been using PF for several years and really love it. What you are talking about sounds very possible with PF, but could be a little daunting if you do not have previous experience with Panoramas. The first thing I would look at is John's example of a virtual reality tour: http://www.panoramafactory.com/vtour/index.html This was done with a house, but the same concept could be done for any size structure.

Have you tried making any panoramas yet? I would start with something simple and see how you feel. With the amount of work that it sounds like you need to do, I would strongly consider two things

1. Get a Panoramic head that you can mount on a tripod. This will be critical to finishing your work quickly. Handheld can add hours to a single complex shot. There are many available, John even recommends some on this site.

2. Order the Batch file version of PF. This is currently $159.95 and worth every penny for large repetitive projects.

Finally the major concern that I would have for you is achieving the goal of having a visitor be comfortable with the office just from visiting the website. While this is possible, if the layout is complex or has many options to access portions of the building (i.e. elevator, stairs, multiple doors, etc.) it could still be confusing for a first time visitor.

As far as your comment on a service for doing this, there are many people that specialize in Panoramas. I have been doing it more of a hobby (http://www.panoramashots.com) but would be willing to discuss the project. If you are interested in contacting me, please use the "Contact Us" option on my website.

If you want to do this yourself, I would be happy to offer suggestions for free (time permitting).

Good luck in your project!

Would love to see the results,


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