The update check is performed through your computer’s internet connection. You may use this dialog box to enable or disable the software update checking. You may also use it to get more information about updates or download them when they become available.
Software updates fall into three categories:
A patch is a small file that modifies a subset of the application. Patches are used to correct software trouble reports or to release new data files such as the camera library.
An update is a minor version number change that reloads the entire application. Updates are free within major versions, i.e. 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, etc. Updates are normally used to release changes that include new functionality or to correct software trouble reports when they cannot be corrected with a patch.
An upgrade is a major version number change that reloads the entire application. Upgrades normally require an upgrade fee.
The Check for software updates dialog box asks The Panorama Factory web site whether a newer version of the software is available. The dialog box display a message indicating whether your software is up to date or a newer version is available. It shows buttons that you can use to learn more about the newer version and to download it..
Download the patch now
Download the update
Initiates downloading of the latest patch or update that applies to your copy of The Panorama Factory.
the upgrade now
Opens the “Buy Now” web page at The Panorama Factory web site.
Read more about the patch
Read more about the update
Read more about
Displays a web page telling describing the latest patch, update or upgrade that applies to your copy of The Panorama Factory.
for updates now
If this checkbox is selected, the software will check The Panorama Factory web site when you click the OK button.
These controls enable or disable automatic checking for updates.
Automatically check for updates once a week — If one week has elapsed since the last check, The Panorama Factory automatically checks The Panorama Factory web site when you start the application. The Check for software updates dialog box appears at startup only if an update is available.
Check for updates once a week, but ask each time — When you start the application, if one week has elapsed since the last check, the Check for software updates dialog box appears to ask whether it should check The Panorama Factory web site. This lets you control exactly when the check happens.
again tomorrow rather than next week
If you have selected one of the automatic checking options, this checkbox causes the next check to happen tomorrow instead of one week in the future. This option is intended to be used if the automatic checking reports that it could not communicate with the web site.