Panovolo 1.6.0 released with interactive photo sphere viewer

Halifax, NS, Canada — PanoVolo, a leader in drone panorama image stitching software, has released version 1.6.0, now available for Windows and macOS users.

Photo sphere viewer: This update introduces a built-in, interactive photo sphere viewer that allows users to view fully spherical, 360-degree panoramas with interactive rotation and zoom controls immediately after stitching.

Improved zoom controls: Version 1.6.0 also enhances image zoom controls in Panorama, Review, and 3D Map modes and improves touch screen interactions.

Zoom lens support: This release includes preliminary support for stitching spherical panoramas from zoom (70 mm) drone cameras, such as those used in Air 3 and Mavic 3 Pro drones (137 and 106 images per panorama).

Other updates include:

  • New interactive photo sphere viewer for panoramas (View/3D sphere), available when the stitched panoramas are fully spherical (360×180 deg)
  • Added the ability to stitch panoramas from zoom (70mm) drone cameras. Note that the final panorama width is limited to 32000 pixels
  • Improved estimation of the camera focal length, improved accuracy of panorama stitching for some drones
  • New zoom control slider for Panorama, Review and 3D Map views
  • Improved rotation interactions for 3D Map, improved 3D Map interaction on touch screens
  • Improved pinch zoom on touch screens for Panorama, Review and 3D Map views
  • Added mouse wheel and two finger touch pad gesture zoom for Panorama, Review and 3D Map views
  • Indicate that review is not available during batch run
  • Adjustments to the central point and yaw pitch and roll of individual images in review are automatically saved to .pan files
  • Automatic loading of .pan file for panorama, if it exists in a panorama directory
  • Warn user if the panorama stitching or saving operation is still in progress on exit
  • Add an indicator to the title bar (*) if the panorama has been modified but not yet saved
  • Added full screen mode on Windows (View/Full screen). Full screen mode was already available on macOS
  • Improvements to the startup speed
  • Improvements to the exposure matching accuracy
  • Check that the image in the panorama folder is already a panorama and skip if it is
  • Fixed the issue with nadir image flipping to zenith image in some panoramas recorded with older drones
  • Added the ability to convert from trial to full license while trial license is still active

For more information and to explore these new features, please visit the PanoVolo website.

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