Here is a list of 5 free websites to view panoramic images. These websites allow you to view some amazing panoramic photos and some of them even let you download or purchase these images.The purpose of these websites is to provide the viewers and photo lovers with a platform where they can go through some amazing and high-quality pictures.
The 5 websites reviewed in this article are viewAt.org, Photosynth, Panoramic Images, 360cities, and airpano.
The first website to view panoramic images is viewAt.org. You are treated with some good quality panoramic images which are accompanied by an equally good-looking interface. The images are separated by categories and you can also filter them by type and country. There are two different modes to view the panoramas: List and Map. The panoramas you view can be shared on different social networking platforms.
The website also has a separate tab listing all the photographers who have shared their work on the website. You can go through the profile of these photographers and look at their work separately.
Other than just watching the panoramas, you can also become a contributor by signing up for a free account. You can upload up to 5 images every day and also comment on other pictures. Try it out from the link given above.
Next in line to view panoramic images is Photosynth. It is quite a popular and a well-established name to create, and explore panoramic images. The website allows you to view 3D panoramic images uploaded by different users of the website. There are some amazing 3D panoramic images under different tags and categories waiting to be explored. Some of these panoramas, or synths may require you to download a lightweight software to view them.
The 3D images that you view on this website can be shared, liked, and commented upon. You can share these images on platforms like Facebook, Twitter, or embed them in your post or website. However, you will have to sign up for a free account in order to perform all these activities. You can also upload your own images on the website after signing in.
The third website reviewed in this article is Panoramic images. It has an average looking interface, but the images available are of good quality. You can go through these images available under different categories and also search them through keywords. The images are also available for purchase and you can add your favorite photos in a separate lightbox, from where you can decide which ones you would like to buy. However, the digital downloads of the panoramic images are completely free.
There are two types of images available on the website: Royalty free, and Rights managed. You can search the website by selecting one of these two options, or both of them, and go through the available images. Try it out from the link given above.
360cities is another helpful website to view panoramic images and also share them on different websites. This website showcases a panoramic world created by the users of the website who upload their photos by signing up for a free account. You can search these photos by entering keywords, and share the ones that you like with your friends. There are also categories like Popular ones, Editor’s choice that you can go through.
The photos that you view on the website are uploaded by different photographers who have created their own free/paid accounts. The features of free accounts are limited to learning the art of making panoramic images, uploading your own images, licensing the work of fellow users, embedding the images to your blog or website for free, and a couple more. You can also enjoy these features by creating your own free account.
airpano is the last website reviewed in this list to view panoramic images and it provides you with some interesting aerial panoramic views. The name of the website itself suggests the theme of the content that will be available for the viewers. You can go through these aerial panoramas without creating any account and also comment, share them. While you are viewing these panoramas (they are in 3D) there are various controls available like zoom in zoom out, full-screen mode, adjust volume of background music, auto-rotate image, that you can take use of. Personally, I really like the touch of background music; it provides a complete feel of watching a great panoramic image running on your screen.
There are some other features as well on this website that you can go through. The website compiles together the best panoramic images and puts all of them in one video, that you can go through. You can also embed these images in your blog or website. There is also one guest book where visitors can leave their comments. Try it out from the link given above.
Panoramic images have been a great addition to the art of photography. The old style of stitching together multiple photos has given way to an easier and better looking technique. The above mentioned websites introduce you to some quintessential images taken by different photographers. Try them out and let us know what you think about them.
You can also read our post on 5 Free Panorama Android Apps.