I just wanted to mention that I have been putting up various full-screen panoramas I have taken at my current personal website, which will be valid for about 5 years (paid in advance): http://chrisglick.us
The north tower of Lincoln Square is a 28-story building in Bellevue, WA. The view to the west is to Seattle downtown in front of the cascade mountains.
The large building to the south is One Lincoln Tower (the south tower of Lincoln Square), a home to 148 condominiums and the Westin Bellevue, a 303 room hotel.
A quick note to (re)introduce 360desktop, which after more than 3 years of development, goes into public (beta) release end next week.
360desktop transforms the desktop into a 360-degree workspace, personalized with 360-degree wallpaper.
While the product does some clever things like letting you to grab any web content and put it on your desktop, the key feature, is that your 360-degree background can now be your favorite pano.
Just a quick note to say that our open source pano viewer from flashpanos.com has gotten its own blog -- this will make it much easier to update and keep folks updated about.
It's still living at flashpanos.com, just with its own niche in the site.
Lots of changes afoot in the viewer recently, and astute readers will notice an increasing dependence on XML. We're trying to keep it friendly to both Flex and Flash developers, and to the novice coder and experienced alike. In any case, enjoy!
In an effort to localize information regarding the current crop of Flash based panorama players, and since some of the developers don't have forums (or ones that exist are clunky, spammy or broken), I have widened the focus over at flashpanos.com.
Thought this would be interesting to the group:
Google shows touchy-feely Android phone
SAN FRANCISCO--Google demonstrated some new tricks of its Android mobile phone software, including an elaborate use of Google Maps Street View and a touch-screen interface with abilities known for their presence on Apple's iPhone...
After calling up a view of San Francisco using a Web browser, Horowitz turned around, and the Street View screen panned left or right accordingly, reflecting his orientation.
GPS2Aperture has been updated to work properly with Aperture 2, allowing you to view and geotag your images via Google Earth.
It's free, and the beta is available at http://aperture-assistant.com/gps2aperture
Future plans include full geotagging from GPS log files.
EveryScape is launching their ambassador program for road coverage and interior photography
of businesses. It's a very ambitious global approach and EveryScape has some serious money to start the ball rolling.
It's not the highest quality VR imaging, but they are looking to produce many, many, many panoramas
of communities and businesses.
Online on May 14th, a new version of :
En ligne le 14 mai, une nouvelle version de :
My local camera shop, Looking Glass, held a pinhole photography workshop today in honor of the WPPD. For $5 (five bucks!) you could come with a suitable pinhole camera body (tea tin, oats box, empty can of snuff, whatever), and they'd help you drill a pinhole into it, "load" it with film, give you tips on shooting, and then -- let you use their on-site darkroom to see your masterpiece. Cool!