Frequently Asked Questions

What’s an interactive panorama?
An interactive panorama is a view of everything around you. Visualize yourself inside a sphere that you can navigate. Interactive Panoramas are also called VR Panoramas, 360° panoramas or 360 by 180 panoramas. Read more on Wikipedia.

What can I use interactive panoramas for?
Interiors, Exteriors, Events, Weddings, Sports, anything where you want to present an immersive experience on the web.

What’s the process?
The equipment consists of a digital camera, wide angle lens, tripod, panoramic head and leveling devices, and remote triggers. Six or more images are shot of everything in all directions. Back in the studio we assemble and retouch the image with specialized software. The completed panorama is then prepared for the web and hosted by us, delivered electronically, or provided on a CD.

Are your panoramas as good as those on Google Street View?
Much better, in fact. Street View and Business Photos are automatically processed with all that entails: lower resolution, lens flare, distorted areas and areas that don’t align.
We use superior lenses for higher resolution and better quality, and post process each image to make it perfect.

What’s a virtual tour?
Several panoramas linked together and navigated by a map or menu.

What makes for a good panorama?
The best panoramas have something interesting in all directions. We don’t like setting up next to a featureless wall, and we prefer skies with clouds to gray overcast days. Almost anything that makes for a good conventional photograph usually works for a panorama.

How many of these have you done?
Thousands using photography and CGI since 1998. We are Niagara’s most experienced producer of panoramas and tours.
For Freedom Oaks Golf Club alone we shot over 300 separate images which were processed into 36 interactive panoramas navigated from a map.

Can I see them on my Mobile
Yes. Our panoramas re-size for your device

Do I need a website to use your services?
No. We can host the panoramas for you on our own server, or on If you do have your own website, we deliver all the necessary files for uploading.

Is the internet the only way to enjoy panoramas?
No. Our iPhone panoramas can be viewed off-line, or we can publish to a CD/DVD.

What does it cost?
A single panorama ready to publish on the web starts at $125. All projects are evaluated and quoted individually.