If you can't afford to take a round-the-world vacation, this screensaver might be the next best thing--or it might just make the travel bug even worse. This download displays a handful of high-definition panoramic images from Australia and New Zealand, including Sydney Harbor, a Japanese garden, and Lake Wakatipu. The program automatically scrolls around a 360-degree view, as if the viewer was looking around the scene. A user can also control the motion with cursor keys. While the software does provide lovely views, we were disappointed in its lack of options. We would like to add new images from our own photo collections, for example. However, if you want an undeniably beautiful view on your screen, this may be a good download for you.
What's new in version 2
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedNovember 7, 2006
Operating SystemsWindows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Additional RequirementsWindows 98/Me/2000/XP, 3D hardware accelerated video card, DirectX 8.1
Free high resolution 360 degree panoramic images that rotate smoothly on your whole screen. Use your own photos and mp3 music. Set the resolution as high as your PC can go for sharp image display. Interactive - you can take control to display the next or previous panorama, change rotation speed or direction plus a pause function. Surround yourself with friends and family photos. Version 2 can now use your own photos, mp3 background music and set your own resolution.