Panoramic Image Applet

John M Sullivan, University of Illinois
Click on the image and drag image left or right to pan.
(The number printed at the upper left corner gives the approximate compass bearing of the left-hand side of your view.)
Panoramic image
If you see this message, your browser doesn't support Java, or Java isn't enabled. Thus the image here is not the working applet, but merely the fixed panoramic image.

This is a panoramic image taken from the peak of the Chimney Tops (in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park), 2003 May 16.

My Canon PowerShot S30 digital camera came with software to glue together a series of overlapping images, even in a circular pattern for a complete panorama.

I wrote this java applet so that the resulting JPEG file (whose left and right edges match perfectly forming a cylinder) could be viewed on the web.

If you click and drag with the right mouse button instead of the left, then its position will determine the speed of a smooth panning. Unfortunately, for now, you have to keep the mouse in motion (perhaps in small circles) for this to work right, as I haven't put in the proper timing code.