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Panoramic format

The term panoramic format is used to refer to high aspect ratio or wide screen image format. Especially suitable for landscapes, where a lot of scenery can be taken in at a glance.

Especially in photography, the panoramic format can be taken to extremes, like in this example showing Riddarfjärden in Stockholm:


Extreme panoramic formats in motion picture are also possible, but requires special projection rooms and projection systems. The first 360 ° installation was at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Another 360° was schown at the Swiss Transport Museum in Lucerne, Switzerland.

Panorama paintings were very popular in the 19th century. The Bourbaki Panorama in Lucerne, Switzerland shows a circular painting of 1881 painted by Edouard Castres. The painting measures about 10 metres in height with a circumference of more than 100 metres.

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