why use Virtual Tours?
By allowing potential customers and/or visitors a chance to see the quality, features and unique opportunities your business or establishment offers you will immediately be able to increase the number of visits and bookings.
Panoramas and Virtual Tours can be both indoors and outdoors to show your business, shop, restaurant or hotel/motel to it’s advantage. Visitors can control and rotate their view, zooming in and out, around 360 degrees horizontally and 180 degrees vertically (in all directions) to see the scene as if they were actually there. (Note that other panorama formats are also available—eg 180°, 360°, little planets, etc)
The view is under the users direct control so they can explore the areas which are of direct interest to them, zooming in close to see the details they are interested in as well as being able to zoom out to get a wider scene-setting view of each location, Of course they can rotate their viewpoint in any direction; up and down, left and right to control what they want to see.
VR tours can link individual rooms in a single building, as well as linking widely separated sites into a series of explorations providing a cohesive overview of the scope of your business.
What are some uses of Virtual Tours?
Can I embed tours in a current web page?
Yes, by using a simple iframe method it is possible to insert a full virtual tour or just a single panorama, with the dimensions that you want, where it suits you on your webpage.
Won’t this look distorted if it’s taken with a wide-angle lens?
Panoramas look distorted if the angle of view is too wide. This can be prevented by restricting how far the viewer can zoom out or by restricting the ratio of the viewing window. In the case of architectural features this is more likely to be required. For more scenic panoramas this is less likely to be an issue.