To see these interactive panoramas you’ll need a player like Flash which is probably already installed on your computer or DevalVR. Quicktime is still available a bit like a “legacy” player.
Some panoramic photos have recorded ambient sound added (like this one from Bush in Montreal) giving a better immersion experience for the viewer and for these you should choose Flash. To change between different players, just go to the right bottom of the page and select it.
Please, be sure that you have the latest Flash player provided by Adobe. Go to Adobe’s website to check which version you have.
Click, hold and drag to “look” around;
Use Shift to zoom in and Ctrl (Cmd on Mac) to zoom out;
You can also use the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate but it’s not as intuitive nor nearly as fun as using the mouse.
DevalVR and Flash allow the viewer to see the panorama in real fullscreen mode which means absolutely no scroll bars, frames or anything else blocking our view. You can right-click on the open panorama and then click on the “Fullscreen” option or click on the fullscreen button to have a truly immersive experience! To exit fullscreen mode simply hit the ESC key on your keyboard.
You can change your player anytime on the right bottom of the open interactive panorama page.
Ultra HD (Ultra High Definition) panoramas – once you open the HD view, use the buttons on the bottom of the viewer to zoom in/out; move it or to reset the zoom to it’s initial state. You can also use your mouse and keyboard: click on the picture to zoom in; click, hold and drag to move it. Ctrl and Shift (PC) or Cmd and Shift (Mac) to zoom in and out; arrow keys to move it.
Get Adobe Flash Player – Free download (no nags nor spywares)
Get DevalVR – Free download (no nags nor spywares)
Installing Flash or DevalVR is easy and quick.
Internet Explorer (IE) as well as Firefox – and probably any other browser – will warn you about that the website is trying to install some software. IE will open an yellow bar on the top telling you about the evil dangers of installing unknow software. Don’t worry, it’s safe. Just click on it and then on “Install ActiveX Control…” to allow it. IE will ask you one more time, asking you if it should be allowed to do so. Click Install and in a few seconds it’s done. Firefox will open a small window asking if it should allow the installation. Just accept and let it continue.
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