SurroundPhoto

SurroundPhoto

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    87,354
  • Date Added:
    February 19, 2004
  • File Size:
    5.67MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    4
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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This free utility transforms your digital photos into wide-screen, 360-degree panoramas. We can't argue with SurroundPhoto's interface, which is basically a step-by-step wizard wrapped in an attractive, brushed-metal design. After choosing your photo, you select the center point; adjust brightness, saturation, contrast, and sharpness; and the app quickly converts your shot into a panoramic still or QuickTime movie. When creating the latter, you can set the width and height; adjust the zoom, pan, and tilt; and choose the quality of your movie. However, you may want to spend some time playing with the settings for both still photos and videos, as some of our panoramas came out looking less-than-ideal when we first started using SurroundPhoto. Still, since it is free and easy to use, we don't see why most digital photographers shouldn't add this app to their arsenals.
 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"very good and simple to use"

December 24, 2010  |  By kalakad.chandrasekaran

 |  Version: SurroundPhoto 3.0

Pros

converted mov are very clear. if it can convert to flv it will be very good

Cons

Nothing particular

Summary

simple to use. user friendly. surround movie is very clear. if voice feature and facility convert in to flash movie it will be outstanding

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1 stars

"What a load of rubbish!"

October 11, 2009  |  By elaineallinson

 |  Version: SurroundPhoto 3.0

Pros

Whatever it does, it does it fast.

Cons

All it does is stretch an image so it's unrecognisable.

Summary

It's a useless toy, it asks you to choose an image/photo, it should be asking you to create a panorama and import that.
It does not create panoramas as it implies, just warps and stretches one image.
I wouldn't give it even 1/2 a star if I had a choice.

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1 stars

"Not what you need, ok"

April 16, 2009  |  By tombe69

 |  Version: SurroundPhoto 3.0

Pros

easy install...

Cons

Everything...

Summary

Its no good, you can only change brightness, saturation etc. of the panorama photo. Useless, like Jeremy Clarkson would say.

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1 stars

"Requires special mirror"

March 09, 2009  |  By paul_gareau

 |  Version: SurroundPhoto 3.0

Pros

Simple, easy to use application

Cons

Requires a special mirror at the time the photo is taken.

Summary

This application will probably not be useful to anyone who does not own the mirror/reflector made by the same company.

I gave this a one star rating because it is not useful as a stand-alone program.

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1 stars

"Does not stitch photos."

May 01, 2008  |  By borateen

 |  Version: SurroundPhoto 3.0

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

What does this program do? I loaded a photo and it just warped it beyond recognition. Useless.

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5 stars

"Does what it has to do in a perfect way"

May 30, 2007  |  By knutselpeter

 |  Version: SurroundPhoto 3.0

Pros

At last I could make in an easy way a rotatable picture from the photo's I made long ago for this purpuse.

The pictures I had alrady stich together but this program made a real surround view easy to view with the Quicktime player.

My copliments for the easy structure of the programm, you don't have to be an expert to use it.

Cons

Would like it better If the creator shows what codec he uses so it could be played in other movie players to

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2 stars

"Low on capabilities, not worth effort of trying."

December 23, 2006  |  By sqlwebpedia

 |  Version: SurroundPhoto 3.0

Pros

Has convex vs. concave image selection. Ability to to brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness in application.

Cons

It doesn't create a panorama image for you, you have to have existing picture from a device or other application. Supposed to create a .mov file, but mine didn't rotate for me. In end, it didn't do anything.

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3 stars

"Use it next to already created panorama pictures or for web export"

June 05, 2006  |  By GezaGabriel

 |  Version: SurroundPhoto 3.0

Pros

Got some basic features to edit simple images (but you must create a panorama-like picture anyway /80% sure for simple images/). But even if you don't have a panorama picture, you can make some funny ones: in this case, you have to specify the middle point of the picture (middle on a panorama image /smile/).

The QuickTime based VR is an easy to use format on the Internet - however, you need Apple's QuickTime for this (both you and your user). You can even generate the html file for the file which includes the embeding code. This might come in handy for people, who wants to sell their home (room picture), etc.

Cons

Actually, this program is only good for correcting your pictures or to export it to a QuickTime format (is this 3 or 2 stars?).

Found an online help at VR intracive's website (not at this program's site, which isn't accessable): the attached offline help - in PDF format, click on HELP at the program - contains the user manual, which is not right in some points. Example: you don't need a digital camera or transfering software. I strongly suggest a new, different help for this application.

The cropping feature is only available from the bottom and top image parts.

At QT createing, I wonder what are the benefits of the codecs at Compression,

and why the Correction feature didn't work very well. I'd imagine better numbers for the size numbers at Dimensions (maybe a calculated one from the image).

No link for uninstaller/help.

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1 stars

"needs more downloading"

October 16, 2005  |  By iricigor

 |  Version: SurroundPhoto 3.0

Pros

it is not complicated to use

Cons

no one said that you MUST have QuickTime to save VR movie. If you do nat have it, then all you can do is just saving your existing jpegs as jpegs!?

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4 stars

"Great Find"

July 20, 2005  |  By strawbilly84

 |  Version: SurroundPhoto 3.0

Pros

It's free!!!! A child could figure this product out just open a panaramic pic in the program and presto done.

Cons

A panaramic picture must be imported. This reqires a stiching program. HP has one in its photo suite.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher VR interactive
Publisher web site http://www.surroundphoto.com
Release Date February 19, 2004
Date Added February 19, 2004
Version 3.0
Category
Category Digital Photo Software
Subcategory Photo Editors
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows Me
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 5.67MB
File Name SetupSurroundphoto30.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 87,354
Downloads Last Week 4
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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