In cylindrical projection, the image is first mapped onto the surface of a cylinder and then the cylinder is unrolled. It can represent a full 360 degrees horizontally, but cannot represent the full vertical view. It is the type of image produced by a swing-lens or rotational panoramic camera. Straight lines are not preserved and the image shows a characteristic “panoramic distortion”. Some find this appealing and others find it objectionable.
· Available stitching method for The Panorama Factory.
· Similar to the result from a swing-lens or rotational panoramic camera.
· Suitable for full circle and partial panoramas.
· Limited to about 140 degrees vertical field of view.
· Objectionable vertical stretching beyond about 100 degrees.
· Exports to cylindrical QTVR format.
· Does not export to PTViewer format.
· Suitable for printing.