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Well, what this site about? In 1999 I was inspired by works of german professor Helmut Dersch, who made free Panorama Tools set for panorama creation and PTViewer JAVA viewer to show panoramas on the web. A first consumer grade hardware appeared that time as well. Nikon Coolpix 900 + fisheye converter FC-E8 was good combo to shot full spherical panoramas. Not much people in the world did spheres that time. We did. Most panoramas in the Gallery section was made in 1999/2000. They are not perfect from today's point of view - small, not sharp enough but hey, it was technology of that time. For me they have value because it was one of the first full spherical panoramas in the world, and they fixed some historical moments of my town and my country.
In early 2001 Apple released QuickTime version 5 with support  for cubic QTVR (before of this only cylinder panoramas was supported) offering a new possibilities for high quality full view panoramas playback. Also they released a few authoring tools for Mac only. Fast growing community of panoramic photographers (mainly Windows users) was abandoned. We developed the first panorama to qtvr converter for Windows - PanoCube. It was free (and still free version is available here for download) and more featured Pro version - PanoCube Plus. Then we developed the first windows application to join panoramas into virtual tours - PanoLink.
I hope you'll enjoy from previewing of our panoramas in the Gallery and using of our programs.

Andrew Jakowleff,
Founder of PanoShow

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