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Joomla: Panoramic Image Viewer Plugin
Written by Andreas Berger   
Saturday, 19 April 2008 07:47

The bretteleben.de "Panoramic Image Viewer" plugin for Joomla!1.5, Joomla!1.6, Joomla!1.7 and Joomla!2.5 is a simple plugin to display 360 degree images in content items. It works with JavaScript, neither flash nor any other player is required.
You decide if the panorama scrolls automatically on pageload or is directed with control elements and you choose between two types of animation: Carousel and Swing.


- supports .jpg, .png und .gif
- can be aligned in your content item left, right, centered
- as many panoramas per content item as you want
- every panorama can be configured individually (Parameter Overrides)
- optional link every single panorama to a different target (Links)
- does not require a JavaScript Framework (Mootools, JQery)!
- available for Joomla!1.5, Joomla!1.6 and Joomla!1.7
- choose animation between Carousel and Swing
- language files for backend(German and English preinstalled)
- W3C-valid
- default-buttons get installed automatically


New in Version 1.2.1:

- use relative paths for images and stylesheet
- restore support for brackets as button-labels
- minor code changes
- improved determination of unique ID (increase usability in modules)

Installation and Usage

A step by step tutorial on installation and usage can be found at Howto Plugin .
The possibilities the code inside the article offers can be found at Howto Plugin Code .

Notice before update:
If you have modified the style sheet bepiv.css, save it before update, it gets overwritten.


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The plugin is tested successful with Joomla 1.5, 1.6, 1.7 and 2.5. Anyway, using it aside with one or another existing plugin/modul/component may bring to light problems i haven't foreseen.
I suggest a test run before using it on a live site and stand by for your questions and suggestions.


The plugin is licensed under the GNU Public License (www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html).

update Version Joomla!1.5, 1.6 and 1.7: 1.2.0

- no more updates for Joomla!1.5, 1.6 and 1.7

update Version Joomla!2.5: 1.2.1

- use relative paths for images and stylesheet
- restore support for brackets as button-labels
- minor code changes
- improved determination of unique ID (increase usability in modules)


If you have questions or suggestions, please use the comment-function. Please include the installed Joomla! version and if you have problems - if any possible - the affected page in your comment.

If you need additional features or customizations for your project that exceed the scope of support offered through the comments, you are invited to submit your requirements specification and the planned budget by email (menu item "Contact" in the menu at the top).


The ZIP-archive contains the plugin, by downloading it you agree to the terms of the GNU Public License. The ZIP-Archive can be used for both, upgrade and fresh installation. Please choose the file that fits your Joomla! installation. _J1.5 for Joomla! 1.5.x, _J1.6 for Joomla! 1.6.x, _J1.7 for Joomla! 1.7.x and _J2.5 for Joomla! 2.5.x

J!1.5.x - plg_panoramicimageviewer_v1.2.0_J1.5.zip Downloads: 9.515

J!1.6.x - plg_panoramicimageviewer_v1.2.0_J1.6.zip Downloads: 5.022

J!1.7.x - plg_panoramicimageviewer_v1.2.0_J1.7.zip Downloads: 4.634

- plg_panoramicimageviewer_v1.2.1_J2.5.zip Downloads: 9.030

If you use this extensions, please post a rating and a review at extensions.joomla.org.

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 April 2012 14:00
Comments (3)
Not compatible with IE789
3 Friday, 04 May 2012 10:25

Thank you very much for your plugin.I have tested it on chrome,safari,Opera and Firefox.It works well!But,there is a problem that it dosen't wok on IE789.I'm not familiar with program.Now I'm expecting you to solve it.My English is poor.

Thank you!

Friday, 04 May 2012 21:47
A. Berger

Hi Jenny!

First, please believe me, that I'm not doing this to meet any expectations. :)

Second, on this machine I have Internet Explorer9 installed only, but the plugin works fine with it. Could you please post a link to the page you have problems with? I will have a look at it.

Best regards

Steuerungselemente nicht sichtbar
2 Monday, 02 January 2012 10:05


bisher habe ich alles gemacht was an Möglichkeiten zur Verfügung steht...

1. Felder für die Elemente leer gelassen
2. Beschriftung für die Buttons angegeben
2. Ordner wie in der Vorgabe angelegt und eigene Buttons hochgeladen

Ich schaffe es nicht, das die Steuerungselemente angezeigt werden.
Gibts noch etwas was ich ggf. übersehen hätte oder beachten muss?


Thursday, 12 January 2012 11:09
A. Berger

Hallo Peter!

Ist der Parameter "Start at pageload?" auf "Nein" gesetzt? Wenn nicht, dann bitte ändern. Wenn doch oder wenn auch das das Problem nicht löst, poste bitte einen Link zur Seite, ich schau mir das gerne an.


Bilder Stammverzeichniss
1 Tuesday, 12 April 2011 20:55


danke für so ein Plugin. Ich kämpfe nur noch mit einem Thema:
ich probiere an Ordnerstrukruren aus was ich will, bekomme aber immer die Meldung:
Panoramic Image Viewer: /imageviewer/reitstall/dsc_00444959.jpg could not be found/opened.
auch andere Ordner klappen nicht ... Order habe ich per FTP als auch über Media angelegt ... aber das Plugin findet nichts

Vielen Dank für Ihre Hilfe

Tuesday, 12 April 2011 21:49
A. Berger

Hallo Manfred!

Sie haben die Frage im Grunde schon selbst beantwortet. In Ihrem Kommentar ist ein Teil des Pfades fett dargestellt (reitstall/dsc_00444959.jpg). Das rührt daher, dass der Text in den Tag "STRONG" eingeschlossen ist. Da ich annehme, dass Sie die Fehlermeldung aus Ihrer Seite per Copy&Paste hier eingefügt haben, ist das Problem einfach zu beheben:

Öffnen Sie den Artikel mit dem Code für das Panorama, wechseln Sie in die HTML-Ansicht und entfernen Sie den HTML-Tag "STRONG". Er hat im Code nichts verloren. :)


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