Panorado is a comfortable image viewer with special support for panoramic and HDR images, with browsing capabilities and some very useful imaging tools.
It's a standalone Windows application and doesn't require a web browser.
• It's comfortable and very much "mouse-aware".
There's a 'panning' and a 'grabbing' mode to move around the picture. For zooming in and out, you simply rotate the mouse wheel. Soft zooming, soft panning and soft fading effects provide a very comfortable viewing impression.
• It specially supports large pictures and panoramic pictures.
Your pictures are allowed to largely exceed the screen size. Panoramic pictures are recognized automatically and eventually displayed as spherical seamless 360 images. Background...
• It supports 14 graphics file formats.
These are: JPEG, GIF, BMP, WMF, EMF, ICO, CUR, TGA, PCX, PNG, TIFF, JPEG 2000, PNM, and RAS. There's also support for Quicktime panoramas - to be viewed in Panorado quality!
Camera RAW formats supported by the DCRaw tool have been added.
• It supports HDR images.
Another addition: HDR images with extended dynamic range, to be viewed with either manual or automatic brightness and contrast adjustment. Background...
• It helps you to manage large amounts of pictures.
The navigation bar which can be activated lets you browse through pictures on hard drives, CDs, DVDs, memory cards, and digital cameras. It provides file management capabilities which are very similar to those of the Windows Explorer. A right click, for example, will start your favorite image editor.
The Organizer tool which has been completely redesigned helps you to find, select and arrange images, which can subsequently be passed to one of the powerful batch jobs for copying, renaming, rotating, scaling images, etc.
• It provides full metadata support.
EXIF data (like exposure time and some more exposure details) is generated by most digital cameras. IPTC is a standard for textual information used in the media business. Editable metadata provides a range of new possibilities. Background...
• It automatically recognizes file changes.
If any of the files listed or displayed are affected, these files will be redrawn.
• It's fast.
Panorado uses DirectDraw to make best use of your graphics hardware. This makes your pictures move across the screen as smooth as possible.
• It supplies a true full screen mode.
See your pictures with no buttons on the edges.
• It shows thumbnails of all pictures in one folder.
It does so very fast.
In oversize or extreme Landscape format, if desired. You can toggle between thumbnail view and list view with extended image descriptions.
• It provides a slide show running automatically.
Panning through panoramic pictures, if you like. You can interrupt and resume a show anytime.
• It supports printing.
In case you want to see your pictures on paper.
• It contains a toolbox for creating 6 panoramic transformation effects.
Like straightened portions of spherical images, cubic, and polar panorama projections.
This tool has been redesigned in v.4.0.
• It includes a tool for burning picture disks.
Along with the pictures, the CD or DVD created contains the Panorado software which makes it ready-to-play immediately.
• It can show an image's location in Google Earth.
Press a button and "fly" there. Press another button to geocode your images with the current Google Earth location. Background...
• It provides an English user interface.
And German, of course.
• It's really simple.
I'm sure you won't really need the online help - but have a look at it though!