This fun program offers one of the cheapest ways to experience scenic locations around the world, but not much else. Panorama BackPacker uses QuickTime virtual-reality technology to display panoramas made by the developer during his travels. The photo quality is good, with some beautiful 360-degree panoramas, with more locales promised by the developer in the future. The program boasts the ability to make a screensaver but lacks an option to make the camera rotate automatically, leaving you with only a static view of selected landscapes. The developers give instructions on how to make panoramic movies, but panoramas created using this method cannot be viewed with the program. We recommend Panorama BackPacker for those who would like to see beautiful panoramic views of locales in Norway and France. We look forward to viewing more locations as they become available.
What's new in version a0.7
Multiple user galleries
Full Screen navigation fix
Minor window bug fix
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedDecember 15, 2003
Operating SystemsWindows, Windows XP
Additional RequirementsWindows XP, Java Virtual Machine, QuickTime 6.0 player
This application is for people who love to travel and see new places. There are more then 237 panoramas from different locations around the world. Features include a full-screen mode, a worldwide map search, and easy navigation.