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By Alex Nino

Hi, in my spare time I been working in a quite interesting project, it is related with publishing properties in the cold-rusty real estate market, slideshow tours, panorama tours and all of them fully interactive, the website is live.

At this moment there are many companies offering 360 panoramic online tours, some of them using quicktime player, others using java, other using flash and (papervision, away3d, etc)... Which one is the best? It depends on what you’re trying to achieve and how quick you want to develop it. I believe that all these people who are working with panoramas are doing their photography job really well (which is perhaps the most important part of a panorama tour) but many of them are forgetting one really important thing “PROTECT THEIR PICTURES ”, they make a huge effort taking pictures and investing in equipment and probably others are using their pictures with similar purposes and for free (it happens quite often in the real estate market), a bit unfair, where are the photographer rights? During my research process I found in some places duplicated panoramas, people are stealing pictures and reusing them in different websites, the question is: What is the most we can do to prevent that? put our name or company name as part of JPEG content? hmmmm… actually there is something even more interesting that we can do. Take a look on what we have done for protecting panoramas pictures on http://www.panoramastreet.com, there are not watermarks or content that could disturb the user’s view, even less advertising. Here is the link to the panorama tour demo http://www.panoramastreet.com/live/Demos/DEMO_VV1/ and take a look on one of the pictures how it looks like outside the tour: http://www.panoramastreet.com/live/Demos/DEMO_VV1/pics/lrfront.jpg

It is a quite complex algorithm for reconstructing image data on the fly, if you’re interested to find out more about how does it work just let me know, cheers!

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5 Responses to "Protected panoramas using actionscript3. Finally, it is alive and kicking!"

Patrick Cheatham
said this on 07 Dec 2009 9:50:41 PM CDT
Hi Alex:

Good work on the image protection -- a much nicer letdown than, say, just obfuscating the JPEG data.

You might be interested our open source Flash panorama viewer, PanoSalado -- We have just launched a Flash 10 native version.



Patrick Cheatham

yashaswini m
said this on 10 Jan 2010 2:06:17 AM CDT
i want action script coding with flash means with frame wise

Alex Nino ( Author/Admin)
said this on 21 Apr 2010 4:42:49 AM CDT
Hi there, thank you very much for writing.

Well, some people have sent me emails speaking about where the source code is and the reason why I have removed the files from my website is because of this company panoramastreet.com, they asked me for keeping the source code in private, so I have an agreement with them that doesn't allow me to distribute the source code. I'm so sorry but unfortunately I can't publish the source code, that's why I have published this entry in my personal blog and not as part of a public article, next time I will not even publish entries like this if they are completely pointless for you without providing any source code. Thanks for your compression.

Resa Prakasa
said this on 20 Apr 2010 11:11:49 PM CDT
wud u like to give me action script coding with flash pls?
Thanks before

said this on 02 Apr 2012 3:56:59 AM CDT
Hi Alex, Very nice work. I would like to know, how this can be implemented. I am not asking you the source code, could give me some guidance to implement panoramic view application.

THanks and regards,

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