Paul's Panoramas

What's a viewer - and which one should I use?

Panoramas are displayed in your browser by a Java viewer applet supplied by the authors of Photo Vista, the software which built the panoramic images (for more information see

You can view the panoramas using version 1 or version 4 of the applet (choose by clicking a radio button at the top of the menu page). Each version has advantages and disadvantages. Click here for more information on using the applets.

Version 1

For: Wider display area, smoother auto-panning.

Against: Some image pixellation during panning, image file must be reloaded to restart auto-panning.

Version 4

For: Better image quality (no pixellation), smoother zooming, restart auto-panning without reloading the image file.

Against: Auto-panning is sometimes jerky, narrower window (due to performance constraints), garish 'Zoom' logo!

TIP - to see some really smooth panning, click on the image then drag the mouse slightly to the left or right. Why can't it pan that smoothly in auto mode?

Take your pick - or try them both!
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Paul Stephens 2002