In the days of print photography, creating a panoramic image involved taking a series of overlapping photos and piecing them together jigsaw style. In the age of digital cameras, the process is still very similar, and stunning panoramas can be created by stitching together a series of images.

But to get the most from a panorama, it needs to be fluid. It is all well and good being able to see an ultrawidescreen version of an image, but interactivity helps to bring an image to life. Using WPanorama, you can load and view 360 degree panoramas.

The program will automatically scroll around a panorama giving you an uninterrupted view of the landscape, but it is also possible to use the mouse to manually navigate through the image and adjust the speed of playback.

WPanorama also includes the option to display a scrolling panoramic image as a screensaver or even save an existing panorama as an avi video file. The ability to associate music files with panoramas means that background music and narrative tracks can be used to accompany panorama playback.
 

Verdict

An easy to use tool that helps you to get the most from your panoramic images.