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Updated on October 26, 2016

Panotour/Pro 2.5 released!

The new version of the famous virtual tour creation software Panotour/Panotour Pro, published by the French company Kolor, was just released! This new page and my new video tutorials are all about it. What else can I say, apart from the fact that after 14 years of computer science, I'd never seen software evolve so much between two versions. It's a revolution! Almost everything's changed, to the point that I won't be able to write tutorials as I used to do until then; it's time for video...

    New ! Video tutorials in french : Panotour Pro 2.0 in 8 videos of 3h00!

The changes are so important that they almost force" me to change my approach in the way I share my tutorials with you. Impossible to write them: there are so many options, ways of doing! It is almost unbelievable!

You have two possibilities: either you're happy to discover so many new features, either you regret the "simplicity"of the old version! You're not safe from the second solution! But who would complain about it in the end. It's my job to convince you of the interest of this new version, of its infinite possibilities and to guide you through my seven new video tutorials.

Download Panotour / Panotour Pro 2.5

Panotour 2.5 exists in WINDOWS, 32 or 64 bits, MAC and LINUX versions. Panotour Pro is a professional version of Panotour capable of handling gigapixels and to integrate more multimedia elements (Sounds, videos, map, Iphone/Ipad output, ...) - Comparison Panotour / Panotour Pro 2.5 Suivre

  Logo Panotour Pro Download Panotour Pro  

New!  Panotour and Panotour Pro 2.5

  Logo PT €99.00 Buy it from Kolor Store  

  Logo Panotour Pro €399.00 Buy it from Kolor Store  

  (Contribute to the being free of this site by downloading Autopano from the link above.) Kolor store  





Panotour Pro 2.0's new features and interface?

As you probably already understood, this new version 2.0 has nothing to do with the old version, 1.8. In this first video tutorial, I will thus introduce you this new interface and the main new features of the software:

New interface and main new features in Panotour Pro 2 - 19'06

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Main features in Panotour Pro 2!

  • Big change - panorama groups: it is now possible to create several levels of panorama groups like for instance one panorama group for outdoors and one for indoors, or one group per floor, etc.
  • A functionality is now called by a plugin: a "rain", "snow" plugin, for example, or even a "toolbar" plugin, etc.
  • A hotspot becomes a customizable plugin: asset, you can customize once and for all a recurring hotspot style; you need several types: create as many as you want!
  • You can set two control bars on the virtual tour;
  • The user can now hide the interface;
  • Google Map: via the opening of a Google account, you can get an API key compatible HTML 5 again for Panotour Maps!
  • You can easily switch from one panorama to another via arrow buttons "previous", "next";
  • Each panorama has its proper name that can be different from the file name;
  • In addition to maps (per panorama group) you can add a compass;
  • Description: image + text thanks to a widget;
  • The color of the buttons can be changed as you want;
  • Control of auto-rotation automation;
  • The little planet can start after an amount of time and can be applied to all the panoramas;
  • Mouse movements: you can choose to push or pull the panorama;
  • You'll be able to change the level of a sound;
  • You choose the buttons you want to hide;
  • You can change the color of the interface of each panorama group;
  • You can display an image gallery - Finally!
  • You can customize a polygon style and make it a widget;
  • You can open a panorama by opening a cube side;
  • Suppression of the white margin (not for free though);
  • You can prevent the display of errors on a panorama (for your clients);
  • Etc, etc...

This list will only give you a quick preview of the subtleties, so convenient during the realization of the virtual tour, from the customization of the virtual tour you'll deliver your client, etc. Nothing better than to show you all of this in a video!





Start and manage a new Panotour Pro 2.5 project

To improve your workflow, it is important to make certain settings at the opening of a new project in this new version of Panotour; here's why:

Start a new project in Panotour Pro 2 - 13'34

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Among the new features of version 2.0, there's the notion of project. Let's see the settings and options of this new part...

Manage a new project in Panotour Pro 2 - 18'10

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Manage panoramas and place hotspots in Panotour Pro 2.5

The management of panoramas was important in Panotour Pro 1.8 and it still is now but that's as far as similarities get!

Manage panoramas in Panotour Pro 2 - 18'21

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The hotspots editor has also been deeply redesigned and new features are numerous here. Let's now review them...

Place hotspots in panoramas in Panotour Pro 2 - 37'48

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The brand new "Style" tab in Panotour Pro 2.5

This is the main new feature of Panotour Pro 2.O's new interface. The style tab now gathers all functionalities and graphic customization tools of your virtual tour.

The new "Style" tab in Panotour Pro 2 - 44'18

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Generate a virtual tour with Panotour Pro 2.5

We're getting close! Here are last pieces of advice to save and generate your virtual tour well.

Generate a virtual tour with Panotour Pro 2 - 11'22

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Why are these videos free of charge?

These videos are free because you're more and more numerous to play the game of affiliation which means buying your equipment and software from the links on my site or below towards:
Kolor Store ou encore .
Thanks to these links, they know you're referred by me. They're the ones paying for you by giving me a small percentage on their sales! Thanks.

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New ! Panotour and Panotour Pro 2.5

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