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The Settings menu lets you change settings that apply to all windows. These are:

Status display – lets you customize the status shown in the window (‘dynamic’ status, which might alter as you change the view, is shown at top right and ‘static’ status is shown at bottom right).

The ‘dynamic’ status options are not shown unless you select them; they are:

  • Show view yaw and pitch – this shows the view yaw (left-to-right angle from centre), pitch (bottom-to-top angle), and the current zoom factor (if the view is not centred or the zoom is not ×1). For a panorama, the ‘centre’ will usually be where the middle of the image (left-to-right) crosses the horizon.

  • Show enhancement values – this shows values of all the view enhancements if any enhancement is in use (is non-zero).

  • Show performance statistics – this shows the amount of memory explicitly allocated by PanGazer and also (if 1 ms or more) the time taken (in seconds) to render the last image along with the corresponding frame rate (frames per second).

The ‘static’ status options are only shown if the information is available, e.g., in the Exchangeable image file (Exif) data. Unless stated, the default for these status settings is to show the status. The options are:

  • Show exposure settings – shows the settings used to capture the image (shutter speed, aperture, sensitivity, and EV [Exposure Value] bias if available and non-zero), and also indicates if the flash fired.

  • Show lens data – shows the lens focal length and (if available) the 35mm equivalent and horizontal angle of view of the image.

  • Show GPS location – shows the latitude and longitude of the device used when the image was captured (if available).

  • Show image size – shows the X and Y dimensions of the image in pels, its file size in MegaBytes, and adds an indication if the image is being treated as a 360 panorama.

  • Show image full path – by default this is not shown; if selected this shows the full path and file name of the image (the window’s title bar shows the image’s file name, with underscores treated as blanks).

Coordinate formats – changes the format used for displaying Latitude and Longitude; the formats available are:

  • degrees°minutes′seconds″
  • degrees°minutes
  • decimal degrees with 5 or 6 fractional digits
  • UTM (Universal Tranverse Mercator).

Please see Coordinate formats for examples.

Console settings – changes the console and diagnostic settings:

  • Show console – displays a console window; this is primarily used for viewing error messages and diagnostics – if some action does not work as expected it may be helpful to turn the console on and check it for messages on retrying the action.

  • Show extra diagnostics – displays more detailed diagnostics on the console.

  • Show received messages – displays each Windows message as it is received by PanGazer; this setting is quite verbose and will slow the normal operation of PanGazer.

All the above settings are saved in a file (PanGazer.ini) provided that the folder containing PanGazer.exe is writable. Settings saved also include details of the image and viewpoint last viewed, the enhancement values, the last-loaded image file folder, and the screen positions of the console and last-viewed window. Settings are only saved for the last-viewed window (view).

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This page was last updated on 2018-09-22 by mfc.