Brad Templeton's Photography
Using the zoom viewer

Using the zoom viewer

See also VR Viewer Help

Many of the panoramas, particularly the large ones, are presented with an interactive "zoom viewer." Alternately there is a large jpeg you can click on.

In the zoom viewer there are many ways to move around. The simplest instructions are:

Full screen is strongly recommended for the larger panoramas and if you can, get a big screen like a 4K TV to view these. It's worth it to plug your laptop into your 4K TV if you have one.

However, here are some other tricks dragging the mouse.

Different views

Fun thing to do: Go into fullscreen mode on a big monitor with a 360 degree panorama. Adjust size to fill screen and hold down arrow keys or pan controls and spin around like you were there. You may get dizzy.

Don't forget to zoom in on your favourite points of interest.

Virtual Reality Headsets

If you have a virtual reality headset that supports the WebVR/WebXR protocol, you can use the browser in that headset to go to all the panoramas. You can see the view, often in 360 degrees in VR at whatever resolution your headset has. It can feel like you are standing where I was for the photo.

You may need to give permission to allow the site to enter VR on your headset. Not all my panoramas are 360, so there may be a gap or a join. In addition, I rarely shoot the full sphere, so most panoramas will not show you the sky above you or ground below you, but they show all the interesting stuff.

See the VR Viewer Help

More Info

See the FAQ