David von Oheimb's Photo Gallery:
Hints on using the photo pages and the panorama viewer

To switch forth and back between photos (both still ones and animated panoramas), you may use the right or left arrows shown below each photo. The up arrow will bring you to the overview page, scrolled to the thumbnail of the photo just displayed.

On compatible systems with (multi-)touch screen (e.g., Android smartphones), in addition you may swipe down on the screen to reach the overview page, swipe to the left to advance to the next photo, and swipe to the right to go back to the previous photo.

Within a still photo, you may click on its upper third of to move to the overview page, on its lower right to advance to the next photo, and on its lower left to go back to the previous photo.

Within an animated panorama, you may click near its upper edge to move to the overview page, near its right or lower edge to advance to the next photo, and near its left edge to go back to the previous photo.

Panorama Viewer

Many of the panoramas on this photo gallery are animated using the ImmerVision PURE Player.

Inside the panorama displayed with the viewer you can navigate interactively. Doing so pauses the automatic movement.
The main control device is the mouse. You can pan horizontally and tilt vertically inside the scene by moving the mouse while pressing the left button. The mouse wheel, as well as the Shift and Ctrl keys, can be used to zoom in and out. When the toolbar is shown in the viewer, there are furthermore buttons for navigation, for zooming in and out, for starting and stopping the auto movement, and for showing/hiding the hotspots, if applicable.

Hotspots are clickable areas, which can be used to switch to different images. In this gallery, clicking near the left edge of the panorama takes you back to the previous image, clicking near the upper edge of the panorama switches to the overview page, and clicking near the lower or right edge of the panorama takes you to the next image. When the mouse pointer is hovering over a hotspot, the destination of the hotspot is indicated right to the toolbar.

Troubleshooting

Choice of browsers

To avoid compatibility issues and other problems, it is very beneficial to use a modern, secure, fast, and standards compliant browser, like the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.

Window resizing and scripting problems

Upon resizing the window, the size of the photo and text is adapted as far as possible. This does not work if JavaScript is disabled in the browser. You may activate JavaScript (or in MickeySoft jargon: 'Active Scripting') as described here.

Panoramas and browser plugins

If the panorama animation does not work, the likely reason is that neither a Flash player nor a Java plugin is available on the browser. If one of these is installed, you may try enabling it. Otherwise, you may download and install the Adobe Flash Player or the Sun/Oracle Java Plugin. Then reload the page containing the panorama. The Flash player variant is more efficient and is therefore the preferred one.

Text language and CSS incompatibilities

Some of the pages on this website allow for semi-automatically switching the text language. If the browser does not properly support CSS tags, then the texts are shown simultaneously in all available languages. In particular, Internet Exploder version 7 and below are extremely incompatible. In this case, upgrading your browser is strongly advisable.
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