Big screenshot (panorama)

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Big screenshot plug-in
Panorama of New Zealand LINZ data
Panorama of New Zealand LINZ data
Developer Patrick Murris
Latest release 0.3 / Nov, 2006
License Public domain
Web site Plug-in Website

This plug-in alows you to take high resolution and widescreen panorama style screenshots suitable for print in World Wind. This is the equivalent of taking pictures with a 5+ mega pixels digital camera.


[edit] Installation

Download Big screenshot 0.3 and copy the contents to your WorldWind\Plugins directory, before loading World Wind.

[edit] Usage

To use the plug-in load World Wind, open the Plug-Ins menu and click Load/Unload... (see figure 1).

figure 1
figure 1

Click on 'BigScreenshot' in the Plugin Load/Unload window and then press the Load button (see figure 2), the indicator next to 'BigScreenshot' should turn green, you can now safely close the Plugin Load/Unload window.

You should now see two entries in the Plug-ins menu saying 'Big Screenshot 2x' and 'Big Screenshot 3x'.

[edit] Notes

With the default WW window size, the 3x factor is the equivalent of taking pictures with a 5 mega pixels digital camera. A full 1024x768 screen would produce more than 7 mega pixels.

The 2x magnifier may be limited by the video card capabilities and may need to scale down the resulting image.

The 3x magnifier will only render the ground terrain - no stars, atmosphere, sky, borders or placenames... and tend to freeze WW for several seconds.

To produce a panoramic view, simply shrink your WW window vertically to get a wide rectangle. The horizontal field of view will automaticaly widen.

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