January 4, 2006
Press Release: Pittsburgh, PA – January 3, 2006–Smoky City Design, LLC has released two new editions of The Panorama Factory, its popular software product for creating panoramic images.
The Panorama Factory m32 Edition runs on single- and multi-processor computers, delivering improved stitching speed on multi-processor systems (including multi-core systems) by performing image computations in parallel. The m32 Edition requires Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 or Windows Vista.
The previous edition of The Panorama Factory has been renamed the Legacy Edition. The Legacy Edition runs on all 32-bit Windows platforms starting with Windows 95. It runs on single- and multi-processor computers, but does not take advantage of multiple processors.
Pricing and availability
The Panorama Factory x64 Edition runs on the x64 Edition of Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 or Windows Vista. 64-bit processing enables The Panorama Factory to create images that are nearly 1000 times larger than the maximum under Windows XP on a 32-bit processor. This version runs on single- and multi-processor computers, delivering improved stitching speed on multi-processor systems (including multi-core systems) by performing image computations in parallel. The x64 Edition requires a 64-bit processor with the x64 architecture such as AMD Athlon 64, AMD Turion 64, AMD Opteron, Intel Xeon with EM64T or Intel Pentium with EM64T.
A 30-day trial of The Panorama Factory version 4.2 may be downloaded from http://www.panoramafactory.com. Purchasing a registration key at The Panorama Factory web site converts the trial version to the full version. The price of a new license for The Panorama Factory is $69.95. The upgrade price for current customers who own a registration key for V3 is $29.95. V4.2 is a free upgrade for current customes who have purchased a registration key for V4.0 or V4.1.
About The Panorama Factory
The Panorama Factory creates high-quality panoramas from a set of overlapping digital images. The Panorama Factory transforms (warps) the images in order to join them seamlessly into panoramas whose fields of view can range up to 360 degrees. The software also corrects for lens-induced distortions and creates either cylindrical or spherical image projections.
The Panorama Factory creates images that rival those made by expensive rotational and swing-lens panoramic cameras. Not only can The Panorama Factory facilitate creation of immersive VR worlds, it also provides features for the fine-art panoramic photographer who wishes to work from ordinary 35mm images or images captured with a digital camera.
Legacy Edition: Windows 95 or newer; x32 Edition: Windows XP Service Pack 2 or newer; x64 Edition: Windows XP x64 Edition or newer; 64 MB RAM, more for better performance; 166 MHz processor, faster for better performance, 800 x 600 display minimum; High color (16 bit) minimum, true color (24 or 32 bit) recommended; installed web browser for online help; 30 MB free disk space for installation.
For Additional Information
For additional information about The Panorama Factory, visit http://www.panoramafactory.com