An iPIX 360x360° image is an all-round view that you would see if you were actually standing where the camera is standing. A 360x360° gives you a real image of anything, in all directions, horizontal and vertical. So you can use your mouse (or keyboard) to navigate the image just as if you were standing in the image yourself.
On this website you will find many examples of exciting interactive 360x360° images. These images are really worth seeing, but there are a few things you need to know first. Your PC must be able to display the images; this means that it must be powerful enough (most modern PC's are quite acceptable), must be running the correct level of operating system and browser (once again most PC's are), and must be set up to display the images - this may require some checking by you if images do not display immediately.
The sections below give comprehensive information on 360x360° images, how to navigate images and problem identification.
iPIX images are viewed using Java class files or Quicktime. If you do not have these on your computer you will be prompted to install them.
Basic Navigation and Zoom
Simply place the mouse pointer over the image, hold down the left button and move the mouse in the direction you want to move the image (up or down, left and right). The further from the centre you move the mouse, the faster the image will move.
Where there is a control panel you can also click on the icons to navigate. With Java, you can also use the arrow keys and + - keys on your keyboard if you prefer; for Quicktime use the shift and ctrl keys.
Selection of Images
Where 'thumbnails' (small flat images) or a menu of images is shown alongside the first image or beneath it click on any thumbnail or menu selection to view that image. If you believe that there should be thumbnails and they do not appear, you should check you browser version.
E-Galleries are navigated exactly as for individual images. You can also use the Next and Last buttons to select other images. The Spin button starts the image spinning and the Tour button will display the images automatically one after another.
Please note that some corporate networks or firewalls may not allow the use of Java or the ActiveX Control to be downloaded. If the image will not load, please speak to your network administrator or supplier.
To view iPIX images your computer must meet certain
Windows: Pentium or higher processor with Microsoft Windows 98, 2000, XP or NT 4.0 Workstation with Service Pack 4, 5, or 6 installed; 32MB RAM and 8 MB of free hard disk space.
Macintosh: Macintosh PowerPC 603/200 MHz processor running Mac OS 8.1 or later with 32 MB RAM and 8 MB of free hard disk space. The Apple MRJ 2.1 and Mac OS 8.51 or higher is strongly recommended (see http://www.apple.com/java).
Resolution and Viewer
Please note that sites are best viewed at
resolution 800 x 600 or higher (1024 x 768 recommended) and using Internet
Explorer 5.5/Netscape 6.2 or higher. Lower resolutions may make viewing
To change settings click on Start, Settings, Control Panel, Display. Then select the tab Settings and change 'screen area' to 800 x 600 or 1024 x 768 and click OK.
In addition to meeting the above requirements, users must
have a compatible browser installed on their computer.
The minimum required browser for the Windows operating system is Internet Explorer 5.5 and later, or Netscape Navigator 6.2 or later.
Macintosh computers should have Internet Explorer 5.5 and later, or Netscape Navigator 6.2 or later.
PC Internet Security Settings
This might seem a little complicated but the instructions
are easy to follow. We will guide you to set your Internet security settings to
allow the images to be viewed, whilst ensuring an acceptable level of security.
If you are in any doubt about this consult your network administrator or
Go to the Security Settings and make sure that 'Java permissions' is not set to 'disable' (we recommend Medium safety setting) and set 'Scripting of Java applets' to 'enable'.
Please note that some corporate networks or firewalls may not allow the use of Java. If the image will not load, please speak to you network administrator or supplier.
Please also note that WinProxy users may experience some difficulties due to cache.
Still having problems?
If you still have difficulty viewing images please let us know by email at email@example.com
FullHouse Imaging has investigated all issues relating to Internet security thoroughly. We believe that the advice and guidelines herein and in other documents and publications issued by us may be safely followed. Nonetheless we cannot accept any responsibility for any problems which may result.