alqumra for professional panoramic photography
What is panoramic photography?
Panoramic photography is a technique of photography, using specialized equipment or software, that captures images with wide fields of view. All images showing a field of view approximating, or greater than, that of the human eye, may be termed panoramic.
What are the types of panorama?
There are various types of panoramic image and various buzz-words used to describe them.
Flat, Cylindrical and Spherical.
What does Al-Qumra means?
Al-Qumra is the origin word of "the camera", it is the first camera invented by an arabic person named Al-Hasan ibn al-Haytham between (965 AD-1040 AD) and It means "dark room".
Al-Hasan was the first who gave the first clear description and early analysis of the camera obscura and pinhole camera. Al-Hasan was the first to demonstrate this with his lamp experiment where several different light sources are arranged across a large area. He was thus the first to successfully project an entire image from outdoors onto a screen indoors with the camera obscura.
Original size image The painted pixels (width x height) File Size
 High Definition 7200 x 3600 2.8 MB 
 Medium Resolution 3600 x 1800 0.8 MB
 Low Resolution 1800 x 900 0.4 MB
What is the difference between Virtual Tour and Panorama?
Panorama is similar to virtual tour, you can in both turn and look around, the only difference is that in virtual tour you can move from room to room and from place to place, contrary to panorama where you are fixed in one place.
In other word, a virtual tour is a combination of several panorama.
What are the files format that we provide?
In terms of web browser, we recommend using as high as 99% Flash format (.swf)
Of course, to respond to customer needs, we provide Quicktime QTVR format and the final stitched JPEG format.
What is the production cost of a spherical panorama?
It is difficult to generalize because of the various condition that may vary, it is related to the time of shooting, the location as well as the above mention image resolution quality.
What is the possible resolution for a panoramic shot?
We can provide the original panoramic shot of approximately 21 million pixels. However larger resolution will be introduced in the future.
Table below will show the difference resolution size.
Be in the middle of the scene

Can I embed these images on my business website?
Absolutely! Embed it on to your business website, link it to share on social media networks, blogs, e mail and much more. We are here to help you promote your business through the 360 Virtual Tour.

Will there be additional reoccurring charges after paying for the shoot and adding it to Google search results?
No, there is a simple one time fee for the photographer and no additional charges relating to the virtual tour.

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