The TrueVirtualTours website allows you to place spherical 360° panoramas in an equidistant projection. We take seriously the quality of the panoramas, but at the same time, we allow everyone to upload panoramas, both photographers and professionals. One of our goals is to help novice photographers improve their work by following the best practices in panoramic photography.
The functionality of surveys about the quality of panoramas is designed to help achieve the goals set for the project.
An example of a spherical panorama image file is in equidistant projection. Aspect ratio 2:1.
Due to the fact that the spherical projection introduces specific distortions in the image (especially in the upper and lower parts), spherical panoramas are almost never shown in printed form or as a regular graphics file. The TrueVirtualTours website allows you to view spherical panoramas in equidistant projection using HTML technologies. The viewer creates an illusion of presence inside the sphere, on the inner surface of which the image of the surrounding space is “stretched”.
Check out the panorama preview. The preview should look like an example of a spherical panorama above and not like an ordinary photo. The spherical panorama will contain an image of all 360 degrees around the photographer.
Look at what a panorama looks like in a 360° view. Below are examples of images that are not panoramas in equidistant projection.
We want TrueVirtualTours to publish only 360x180 spherical panoramas, so when answering questions about the quality of panoramas, please consider the information provided here. Best regards