From the panoramas I see that quite a few of you panoyers are also avid mountaineers, cyclists, hikers, ... I suppose also that quite a few of you use GPS when you go outside.

Just to let you know that I'm working on a site where you can upload and share your GPS tracks. It is still in beta, but I'm working hard to make it usable. Here's how it looks like:

Feel free to try it and sent me any questions and/or ideas.

Oh, I almost forgot to put the link ;) The site is TrackProfiler.com.


Facebook and Twitter integration

As part of an ongoing change, I've just released a new version of panoye. You'll probably notice a few minor layout changes, but the biggest one is in the "comments" section:

In short:
  1. The list of comments is now more concise and readable,
  2. With the Twitter and Facebook widgets where you can share panoramas you like/upload with your friends.
Feel free to contact me if there is any problem with the new version.


Panoye in 2011

Happy new 2011 to all panoyers! And -- thank you all for using panoye!

If you look at the best of 2010 -- it seems it was a year marked with Bermudez's panoramic photos. Congratulations to Bermudez. But congratulations also to Yonatan4 for his second place and htimsnivek for his ninth place. 

For me, 2010 was the year when my daughter celebrated her first birthday. So, I must admit, panoye was not on the top of my priorities. To be a developer isn't easy, but to be a parent is much harder :)

Anyway, there are big plans for 2011:
  • Facebook and twitter signon (no need to memorize your passwords!)
  • Facebook app for panoye (browse panoramas directly in Facebook)
  • New design
  • Cubic panoramas (not only equirectangular)
  • ...
Stay tuned for more!


Epson Pano Awards

Readers of this blog might be interested in the EPSON International Pano Awards:
The inaugural 2010 EPSON International Pano Awards is dedicated to the art of panoramic photography. Advances in digital photography and software such as PTGui and Adobe Photoshop has resulted in an explosion in the popularity of image stitching, especially in the panoramic format. Panoramic film photography also remains alive and well. The Pano Awards aims to showcase the work of panoramic photographers worldwide and be the largest and most important competition for panoramic photography.

The competition is now open for all professional and amateur photographers with a combined prize pool of over US$13,000 in cash and prizes! 
Link: www.thepanoawards.com