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Welcome to the GigaPan Forum!

This is the place for Gigapan.com members to offer peer-to-peer support for exchanging tips, ideas, comments, etc.

Those who need direct technical assistance with their GigaPan EPIC Series imagers, stitching software or gigapan.com membership account should contact us.

Recent Posts
Alan_Whyte Alan_Whyte
Posted: Jul 13, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / Stripes in image

Still having problems with stripes in stitched image. Image taken with a canon 6d with 70 -300mm lens at 70 mm no stripes at 300mm stripes, same on a 100-400mm lens, can miss setting the nodal point cause this. If I can’t get rid of these will have to always just shoot at 70-100mm end and lose some detail.

Joseph Saracino Joseph Saracino
Posted: Jul 9, 2014

Topic: Embedding / Embedding Sample Code -- fullscreen, snapshots, large views

Made another change that allows control of the map overlay’s FOV arc radius. This is useful if you have an image that includes very distant objects and want the map to properly reflect the context of the shot. Conversely, if you have an image that is closer than the default of 8km, it’s possible to set a smaller value.

Here’s an example with an fovArcRadius set to 40km:

You can see where the fovArcRadius has been added to the Image Details key list in the “Description” here:

Tom Nelson Tom Nelson
Posted: Jul 6, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / EPIC 100 disappointing start

Yes, that’s a defective unit. Hope you have fun with its replacement!

Sebastian Mayer Sebastian Mayer
Posted: Jul 6, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / Newb question ...

Hi there,

I’m new to the world of Panorama-Stitching and I have a simple question.

I am rendering panoramas of an exhibition with Autopano Pro and upload them to the Gigapan-website.

What do I have to do to achieve the VR-effect (as it’s visible on the fron-page of gigapan.com)? When I upload my images they are just shown “flat” ( example: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/cde3fe6a8ae2989… ).

I would like the images to be more like a Quicktime VR, like Virtual Reality…

I’m sure this is a really simple question, but I couldn’t find any answers.

Thanks for your help!


Josep Giribet Josep Giribet
Posted: Jul 5, 2014

Topic: Web Site and Forum / 360 panoramas

Yes, I’m using PtGui and Autopano, and I’m publishing my own 360 panoramas in our wesite: http://www.calidos.cat/skill-type/panoramiques-…
But Gigapan.com its a nice platform.

Thans Michael and Mosley for your help.
Best wishes,

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Jul 3, 2014

Topic: Web Site and Forum / 360 panoramas

If you’re looking for someplace to host your 360-degree panoramas, try 360cities.net or round.me.

If you have your own web hosting and just need the 360-degree viewer software, look at KRPano (KRPano.com)or Pano2VR (ggnome.com) software.

If you need to stitch them, look at PTGUI software (PTGUI.com) or Autopano software (Kolor.com)

Michael Franz Michael Franz
Posted: Jul 2, 2014

Topic: Web Site and Forum / 360 panoramas


That image is actually an embed on the front page. Gigapan does not have a 360 viewer like that we opted to use a third party viewer to display the image.


Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Jul 2, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / LOOKING FOR: tropical, winter, and geology photographs

Ron Schott has lots of geology shots:


It would probably help if you could be a bit more specific as to what elements you want in the pano, what the project is, and if there’s a fee involved.

Nicole Schepers Nicole Schepers
Posted: Jul 2, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / LOOKING FOR: tropical, winter, and geology photographs

Anyone have any good pictures of the following? Preferably over .50 gigapixels. I would love it if they were 1 gigapixel or more.

- Tropical
- Winter
- Geology

I’m looking for a project. It seems like its hard to find images based on the way things are tagged/documented on this site.



Josep Giribet Josep Giribet
Posted: Jul 2, 2014

Topic: Web Site and Forum / 360 panoramas

hi all,
I would like to show my 360×180 full spherical panoramas like Gigapan home one (One World Trade Center 360 Panorama). I can not find the way.

Thanks a lot in advance.

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Jun 30, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / canon 400 mm f 2.8 II and epic pro

The GigaPan Epic mounts are generally intended for shooting far away scenes. Unless your scene will have important close-up objects in it, there’s no need to worry much about the lens pupil/NPP. Generally, if you get the vertical height adjustment correct and balance the lens/camera combo front-to-back (using the foot on the lens rather than the camera tripod mount will usually get you close) you should be fine.

It will be interesting to compare the results with what you get on your NN M2. (yes, I’m on that forum too =-))

Denis Gadbois Denis Gadbois
Posted: Jun 28, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / canon 400 mm f 2.8 II and epic pro

Hi I am thinking about renting the canon 400 mm f2.8 II to shot, but wonder if the entrance pupil distance of the lens will be longer than the rail system provided by gigapan epic pro

giovanni moro giovanni moro
Posted: Jun 25, 2014

Topic: Macro Gigapanning / photographing artworks like painting or sculpture

Hi Glen, thank you for your reply.
I’ve seen this, but i think this is more a tech research/ showoff than a professional take on the topic.
I’d like to know if someone is shooting professional still life of artworks, im sure there is someone doing this :)

Glen David Short Glen David Shor...
Posted: Jun 25, 2014

Topic: Macro Gigapanning / photographing artworks like painting or sculpture

Probably you have seen this http://www.kolor.com/blog-en/2013/02/22/gigapan…

Mosley Hardy Mosley Hardy
Posted: Jun 24, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / How I did my first Gigapan

Very nice shot, especially for one that’s manually done.

I think you’re looking at gigaBYTES on your PC and GigaPIXELS on Gigapan.com.

Sean Connelly Sean Connelly
Posted: Jun 24, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / How I did my first Gigapan

Hi Everyone,

First post and my first Gigapan. Think I am already hooked, can’t stop looking at the final results.

I thought I would share how I did my first official Gigapan (after a few experimental ones). I’ve written it up on my blog.


I also have a question, not sure if this is the right place to ask. My original image is 5.67gb in size, after I upload it, GigaPan is displaying it as 2.38gb. Would this be the upload compression?

giovanni moro giovanni moro
Posted: Jun 24, 2014

Topic: Macro Gigapanning / photographing artworks like painting or sculpture

Hi there, i was wondering if someone is shooting artwork still life with gigapan, to get ultrahd pics.
I’m thinking of getting a Epic Pro to use with a nikon D800 with nikkor 105 micro for this, what do you think?


Giovanni from Italy

Pal Szilagyi Palko Pal Szilagyi Pa...
Posted: Jun 21, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / Tag

Hi all,

Please check our first project with the Facebook tag option. At the bottom of the page is the link for the gigapanorama:


David Senesac David Senesac
Posted: Jun 19, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / EPIC 100 disappointing start

Hello Folks,

My first post in this community. I purchased an EPIC 100 last week from B&H Photo then received it yesterday and tried it out last night that has subsequently resulted in an RMA where I will be receiving an exchange. In my return letter placed the following paragraph:

The basic issue with unit H00xxxxBPS to an observer is the LCD display intermittently changes without any buttons being actuated if the unit is simply moved or lightly touched. The LCD display should only change menu modes after one of the 5 buttons are pushed. Note I thoroughly read the online User Manual before using the unit. A camera does not need to be mounted to check this. Note the battery levels I used were between 7.5v and 7.8v as read by the Menu Battery check position. That fault is most sensitive when it is oriented on end though that is not the position for normal operation however most readily identifies something is wrong. In that position merely slightly shaking will make the display change modes. If the Menu is put into a given mode and then the unit is allowed to sit without being touched even for several minutes, it will correctly remain in that mode. But then again if then even slightly moved may change immediately. In the Field of View setup that requires motor movement during button pushing, the motors usually move without buttons being pushed making that calibration difficult. Thus my diagnosis is possibly a connector inside is not securely connecting and thus unlikely any faulty electronic ic or device. Or possibly a bad crimp on a connector wire.

I did send an email to gigapan customer support early this morning but have not yet received a response. But as an electronic hardware tech and test engineer for 4 decades in Silicon Valley, it was obvious per above something was faulty so went ahead with the RMA. And have perused these forums to see if there are any threads with similar problems which I did not see.

I was able to finally set the unit up once despite the above difficulty and the unit performed nicely taking a 4×2 image matrix via the Button Pusher with my A6000 mounted with its kit lens. Am looking forward to receiving the replacement and expect to make considerable use of the robotic mount mainly with the A6000 with a Sigma SI6028DNSEB or Sony SEL55210 and may also see what it can do with my old beat up G10. Have done enough stitching manually to appreciate the potential efficiency, dependability of position, and ease of work a robotic mound offers. My main photography interest is color landscapes and nature with most work the last decade plus with a view camera shooting film.

Ron Schott Ron Schott
Posted: Jun 11, 2014

Topic: Embedding / Outdoor image for EyeTrack Research

There are two planes and a boat hidden in this 13.25 Gpx image of Donnell Lake if it meets your needs: http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/114032

Steven Gutfreund Steven Gutfreun...
Posted: Jun 10, 2014

Topic: Embedding / Outdoor image for EyeTrack Research

I am looking for a public usable Gigapixel image that we can use for an internal R&D project (non-profit) where we will have candidates looking for objects (e.g. planes, boats, people) in a GigaPixel image. We are going to be using eye-tracking software to figure out the affordances for zoom and pan.

I prefer something bigger than 10Gpx, and ideally it can be a SINGLE (mrSID, JP2, or JPEG image). If it already is a tilel pyramid, I can also stitch that toegether (and then re-dice for my software).

Our viewer will not be the GigaPan software, so we need the “raw” imagery.

Nicklas Westberg Nicklas Westber...
Posted: Jun 8, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / Power cord icon


Why is the power cord icon shows on the display,
both with the charger connected and also without?

Can’t find any information about this.


matt roffe matt roffe
Posted: Jun 7, 2014

Topic: General Gigapanning / problem with viewer

hoping someone can help me here. My first giga that i uploaded i can view fine on here. since then i have tried several others. they upload no problem through the uploader. then on my portfolio page it shows as being present and there are details such as how big it is but the image itself is white.. if i click on it ot open the viewer the same. just white and i cannot see any image atall. i have tried this on several computers and several browsers all up to date.. Can anyone shed any light on this atall please. .Much appreciated

Douglas Robertson Douglas Roberts...
Posted: Jun 6, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Brand / Print Sales Accounting

Prints seem to be made. There seems to be no record. Has anyone ever gotten a check? Is there any transparency at all?. Monetizing prints through the Account setting seems to function. I don’t think I have sold a gigabuncha prints, but some people theoretically have. Has anybody had an experience worthy of sharing?

Tim Brown Tim Brown
Posted: Jun 4, 2014

Topic: Gigapan Mechanism / Epic100 limits?

This might work better (when they finally ship in the fall)