Virtual tour software: Panotour / Panotour Pro 2.3 RC1

    Kolor just released a new release candidate version for Panotour / Panotour Pro, the virtual tour creation software.
    This version 2.3 RC1 corrects some bugs encountered by Mac users on previous Panotour versions. Thus, we suggest to all Mac users to update to this new version which is of course free for all Panotour 2.x users.

    Some new features and improvements have also been added:

    • Polygonal hotspots are now working on both Flash and HTML5 players.
    • The social networks integration has been improved through the Social Share Plugin: it now supports Digg, Tumblr, Delicious, Reddit and StumbleUpon. It is also now possible to resize the buttons displayed in the plugin.
    • PanotourMaps plugin: Yandex maps layers are now supported.
    • A new action allowing you to display a web video from Youtube or Vimeo directly behind a spot, a button or any action caller has been added.
    • A new option in the settings allows you to create a backup timestamped version of your project each time you hit the save icon.

    Many other modifications have been made on this new version. We recommend you to take a closer look at the change log below in particular if you used the 2.3 Beta 1 version and if you are using custom control bars with a Gyro button.


    Download for Windows & Mac (Linux version available soon)

    The change log Panotour / Panotour Pro 2.3 RC1


    Many crashes were reported with Panotour/Panotour Pro 2.2.0 version on MacOS.

    It is highly recommended to update to this new version for all users on MacOS who experienced crashes with the previous version.

    The regression that broke the panorama and group placement at each project opening is now fixed. Panoramas and groups are positioned correctly.

    New Features

    Backup project files

    A new general option in the settings allows you to create a backup timestamped version of your project file each time you save it, allowing you to archive automatically your work.

    PanotourMaps plugin

    Add support of Yandex maps layer

    Social Share plugin

    Add support of Digg, Tumblr, Delicious, Reddit and StumbleUpon

    Add possibility to resize the buttons displayed in the plugin

    Add possibility to display the iframe code to embed the tour

    Enhanced start options

    Add new start options to hide hotspots, pause sounds and pause autorotation when the splashscreen is displayed

    Mouse cursor

    Ability to enable/disable the default and dedicated mouse cursor


    Add support of rounded edges for tooltips

    Double Click plugin

    Add possibility to zoom in on double click

    Gyroscope plugin

    Support Android Chrome, Android Firefox and Windows Phone / IE11

    FPS plugin

    This new plugin available in Panotour Pro allows you to display the Frame rate (Frames per second) of your tour

    New action : display a Web video

    This action allows you to display a video hosted on Youtube or Vimeo directly from a spot, a button or any other action caller.

    Polygonal hotspots are now working on HTML5 player

    Context menu can be displayed on touch devices

    Press and hold your finger to make the context menu appear.

    You can disable context menu on touch device with an option in Context Menu plugin.

    XXX cf krpano change logs


    HTML templates enhancements

    We added some internal templates that ease the creation of HTML templates.

    But all your previous custom HTML templates have to be upgraded using new internal templates.

    Simply have a look at the templates delivered with Panotour Pro to know the changes you need to do in your custom templates.

    Note to 2.3 Beta 1 users: As some of you reported some issues with the templates included in the HTML template, we splitted them into different templates. So, if you modified your HTML templates with 2.3 Beta 1 version, you’ll have to modify them once more.

    Gyroscope and Gyroscope buttons in control bars

    We added the possibility to enable/disable the gyroscope feature based on the kind of device on which the tour is displayed.

    Additionally, the button that enables/disables the gyroscope on mobiles and tablets, did the opposite of what it should have done.

    This bug was not noticeable until we did some changes in the gyroscope management templates.

    So we changed all the control-bars delivered with Panotour/Panotour Pro to fix their Gyro buttons.

    If you are using custom control bars and if these bars use a Gyro button based on ours you’ll have to change the code of this button.

    Use new krpano panorama player version 1.18

    Tours generated with Panotour Pro 2.3 version use last krpano 1.18 version.


    Panotour/Panotour Pro 2.4 version when released will run on :

    – MacOS 10.8 or higher

    – Windows 7 or higher

    – Ubuntu 14 or higher

    Fixes since 2.2.0


    – 0003809: [Crash] MacOS : crash in QtOpenGL

    – 0003966: [Crash] Crash : when building large gigapixel tour

    – 0003860: [Import] Livepano: Japanese characters are not fully supported

    – 0003859: [UI] If HTML template file is not found, replace it by the first found one

    – 0003683: [UI] Panorama and group layout is not kept when reopening a project

    – 0003719: [UI] Add yandex maps support for Panotour Map UI

    – 0003727: [UI] Add start option to hide all hotspots when splashscreen is displayed

    – 0003796: [UI] Add UI selector to activate/deactivate default VR cursors in Flash + HTML5 player

    – 0003848: [UI] Add a “Pause autorotation” option in the splashScreen

    – 0003847: [UI] Add a “Pause background and sound spot” option for the splashScreen

    – 0003767: [UI] Files with dots in filenames are not correctly exported in tours

    – 0003733: [UI] Livepano : on second livepano the video crop display the first livepano video

    – 0003783: [UI] Livepano : gamma value is “rounded” lower

    – 0003901: [UI] Bad renaming of project file and main tour HTML file when “.” is used in the names and paths

    – 0003868: [UI] Main HTML file is not renamed when the tour file name is renamed

    – 0003999: [UI] Projects are displayed twice in recent projects list

    – 0004074: [UI] lowres to fullres resize the image into the whole hotspot editor

    – 0004025: [UI] MacOS + magic mouse : Scroll bar doesn’t work well because fields are impacted during scroll on properties or styles views

    – 0003862: [UI] Avoid quote or double quote into filenames to avoid inclusion problems !

    – 0003970: [UI] Font selector : some fonts are not supported into HTML5 plugins

    – 0003958: [UI] Floorplan editor : hotspots loose the target if a panorama is moved from a group

    – 0004019: [UI] Display a web video (youtube/vimeo) action (PTP only)

    – 0003980: [UI] Add mousewheel zoom on mouse cursor position option

    – 0003709: [Algorithm] Unable to undo any floorplan parameters

    – 0003704: [Algorithm] Unable to export panoramas that are not fully loaded

    – 0004048: [Algorithm] Export panorama erases first cube face

    – 0003836: [Tour] Spots are displayed behind splashscreen

    – 0003869: [Tour] Add transparent background color for hotspot video/livepano and display video integration

    – 0003797: [Tour] Update HTML template to use metatags + scripts tmpl files

    – 0003849: [Tour] On resume sound a directionnal sound can be played with a video which pause sounds

    – 0003850: [Tour] Correct play/pause button state on video played on start

    – 0003799: [Tour] Map spot can’t load the spot description into Description plugin.

    – 0003711: [Tour] Sounds problems with background sounds + videos/livepano spots

    – 0003935: [Tour] Autotour skips planar panoramas

    – 0003823: [Tour] Autotour : Load next panorama after a full rotation : compute a better time

    – 0003912: [Tour] Better link between autotour and autorotation functions

    – 0003899: [Tour] Correct flying picture spot without autorotation

    – 0003898: [Tour] Krpano Flash player bug : HACK for video spot playing when hidden with pausedonstart option

    – 0003892: [Tour] Add tooltip rounded edge options

    – 0003878: [Tour] Upgrade external javascript libraries used by a tour

    – 0003835: [Tour] HTML5 plugins (viewers and areas) : interface and/or plugin is hidden when the content is displayed on Chrome 37

    – 0003943: [Tour] Groups background sound (loops or endless sound selector) correction

    – 0003975: [Tour] Polygonal spot always pause/resume autorotation

    – 0003974: [Tour] Fix the resume of autorotation from hotspots

    – 0004000: [Tour] Add drag2d or moveto selector for devices rather than only drag2d option

    – 0003951: [Tour] Autotour issue between spherical panorama and planar panorama

    – 0003950: [Tour] Flash Video player : bug on start when hidden

    – 0003771: [Plugin] HTML5 plugins (areas) : IE8 compatibility with area animation

    – 0003825: [Plugin] Resume autorotation on control bar rather than start it, and add start action support which apply the panorama delay

    – 0003866: [Plugin] PanoramaMenu : bad resize due to rounded values

    – 0003861: [Plugin] PanoramaMenu : correct loaded state for 0 ko or not found images

    – 0003311: [Plugin] IE11 bug with iframe + fullscreen with HTML5 plugins

    – 0003855: [Plugin] Gyroscope : add devices (tablet/mobiles/ios/android/all) and pitch elasticity options

    – 0004039: [Plugin] Gyroscope : deactivate it on planar panoramas

    – 0004031: [Plugin] Gyroscope : apply krpano 1.18 features and correct default values

    – 0003822: [Plugin] Control Bars : modification of gyroscope buttons code

    – 0003837: [Plugin] PanotourMaps : ability to start on the center rather than on the current panorama if geolocalized

    – 0003717: [Plugin] PanotourMaps : add yandex maps support

    – 0003716: [Plugin] PanotourMaps “bouncing animation” effect on spot doesn’t work.

    – 0003321: [Plugin] Double click : add possibility to zoom in on double click

    – 0003792: [Plugin] SocialShare : add support for buttons size + margin

    – 0003725: [Plugin] SocialShare : add option to use the real current position into the sphere rather than one used on plugin start

    – 0003828: [Plugin] SocialShare : Add SocialShare plugin sharing options : Digg, Tumblr, Delicious, Reddit, StumbleUpon

    – 0004050: [Plugin] SocialShare : add of the embed iframe code as an option

    – 0003845: [Plugin] Description : start opened problem if no event interaction is checked

    – 0003846: [Plugin] Description : add info button refresh to keep button state if a scene hasn’t a description

    – 0003944: [Plugin] PanotourMaps + Floorplan : apply the “close on new pano” option on the current panorama

    – 0003772: [Plugin] Floorplan : add greater than IE9 version condition for spot animations

    – 0003466: [Plugin] Floorplan : remove the radar for flat panorama

    – 0003956: [Plugin] Floorplan : bad check of the current panorama group for floor plan selector

    – 0003967: [Plugin] Floorplan : possible bad refresh of the radar when select a panorama

    – 0003721: [Plugin] Combobox : wait until loaded state to avoid bad call to selected item

    – 0004009: [Plugin] New FPS plugin in Panotour Pro

    – 0003949: [Plugin] WebVideoViewer : css rule visibility:hidden; set on start has issue with iOS8

    – 0004028: [Plugin] PDF viewer : need a bigger value than 9999px

    – 0004033: [Plugin] Bad translations of some plugins

    – 0003986: [Plugin] Better Tooltips management

    – 0003765: [Plugin] Picture spot with maximized is badly animated on return action if one of the values is “0″

    – 0003973: [Installer] MacOSX installer : new versions installed as Windows one in a new directory for backward compatibility.

    – 0003988: [krpano] Use Krpano 1.18

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