360 - VR mode for photos

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tankut
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360 - VR mode for photos

Post by tankut » Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:35 pm

Since XNView supports almost all common and esoteric image formats, I would think it would be really nice if it could display the most common equirectangular projection 360 (spherical) photos. These things are not new, and no longer require custom rigs - the cameras that that shoot and stitch them are widely available cheaply. They do make wonderful travel photos. Even the default Windows 10 photo viewer displays them, and I would think it would be nice if the wonderful XNView could do too.

Here are some examples how they look: https://kuula.co/explore

In XNView it could be a shortcut / menu item to toggle between modes.

Anyway. Thank you for this very useful and well made software.

warmaker
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Re: 360 - VR mode for photos

Post by warmaker » Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:15 pm

Hi everybody,

I totally second this request! It would be an amazing feature to have in XnView!

Are there any chances?

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m.Th.
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Re: 360 - VR mode for photos

Post by m.Th. » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:20 am

Already requested.

Yes, it is possible, but, even if there are free libraries for this it is needed to be written an entire UI on top of them (panning / zooming etc.).
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