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© 2004

Interactive Panoramas

Techniques for Digital Panoramic Photography

Book

Part of the X.media.publishing book series (XMEDIAPUBL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Corinna Jacobs
    Pages 1-7
  3. Corinna Jacobs
    Pages 9-23
  4. Corinna Jacobs
    Pages 25-35
  5. Corinna Jacobs
    Pages 37-52
  6. Corinna Jacobs
    Pages 53-57
  7. Corinna Jacobs
    Pages 59-93
  8. Corinna Jacobs
    Pages 95-136
  9. Corinna Jacobs
    Pages 137-158
  10. Corinna Jacobs
    Pages 159-178
  11. Corinna Jacobs
    Pages 179-198
  12. Corinna Jacobs
    Pages 199-201
  13. Corinna Jacobs
    Pages 203-207
  14. Corinna Jacobs
    Pages 209-213
  15. Corinna Jacobs
    Pages 215-216
  16. Corinna Jacobs
    Pages 217-219
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 221-248

About this book

Introduction

Panoramas have a captivating effect in almost every application imaginable: whether they are integrated in a personal homepage or professionally used in architecture, in museums or in company or product presentations. Written in a comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand format, this book details all of the necessary steps involved in panoramic photography: from the production of digital and analog picture sequences, to "stitching" using appropriate software tools, all the way to publishing interactive panoramas on the Internet. The book introduces the concept of producing cylindrical and spherical panoramas and explains how to link individual panoramas to create virtual tours. The production of interactive object presentations - or so-called object movies - also is described. Software products that receive mention include REALVIZ Stitcher, VR Worx and PanoTools, with attention also being paid to Internet publication using QuickTime VR, PTViewer, VRML, iPIX and other panorama viewers. Regardless if the digital pictures are taken with a panoramic camera, a fisheye lens or using the single row or multi-row technique: this book offers practical tips and tricks for every alternative. Detailed comparisons of the individual techniques make it easier to decide on the appropriate method for specific goals. This useful information adds an exciting dimension to panoramic photography and leads to high quality results that speak for themselves.

Keywords

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Homepage Java PanoTools QuickTime VR (QTVR) REALVIZ Stitcher VR Worx VRML digital photography image editing interactive panoramas multi row technique object movies photography web design

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.MarbachGermany

About the authors

The author, Corinna Jacobs, is a professional photographer and web designer, specialized in the production of digital panoramic photography; also offering workshops for practitioners.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Interactive Panoramas
  • Book Subtitle Techniques for Digital Panoramic Photography
  • Authors Corinna Jacobs
  • Series Title X.media.publishing
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-18665-3
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-21140-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-62232-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-18665-3
  • Series ISSN 1612-1449
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 248
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 185 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Media Design
    Image Processing and Computer Vision
    Media Management
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Industry Sectors
Engineering

Reviews

From the reviewers:

"Written in a comprehensive, yet easy-to-understand format, this book details all of the necessary steps … . This book introduces the concept of producing cylindrical and spherical panoramas … . This useful information adds an exciting dimension to panoramic photography and leads to high-quality results that speak for themselves." (Photo Life, July, 2005)