Modern technologies allow to take photos with very wide angle of view. They provide a view in all directions from the point of shooting and make possible detailed inspection of the objects photographed.
Each panoramic photograph provides a 360° horizontal view and a 160° vertical view (only objects right below the camera will not be seen). To prevent distortions accompanying the projection of such photographs by conventional methods and to make viewing and scaling the photographs more convenient, a special player is used.
The resulting view looks as follows:
The player allows the user to choose the direction and zoom of viewing and creates an effect of actually being at the photography site. This technology is most often used to make promo presentations showing views both indoors and outdoors as well as to provide information. Using the player also allows combining several panoramas into a virtual tour.