World Heritage Tour Supported By Realviz

REALVIZ, a leader in image processing software development, is delighted to lend their support for the re-launch of WHTour.org, a stunning 360-degree virtual tour of World Heritage sites from across the globe.

WHTour.org is an independent non-profit organization documenting the UNESCO World Heritage List with a series of remarkable panographies.

The site is the work of Belgian photographer, Tito Dupret.

During the seven years already committed to this valuable project, Dupret has helped produce some of the most impressive panographies ever seen of some of the most historic, rare and often unreachable sites from across the planet in full-color, full-screen splendor.

From China, Tanzania, Indonesia, Iran and India to Egypt and now the Middle East, each of Dupretâs panographies is produced with the aid of REALVIZâ panorama assembling software, Stitcher Unlimited.

REALVIZ Stitcher is a photo stitching and image assembling software for the creation of professional-level panoramas and 360 degree virtual tours.

Starting from digital images, the softwareâs powerful central automatic stitching engine enables a diverse range of users to create high-quality panoramas, large-format prints, matte paintings, reflection maps and textures for film and television, as well as dynamic virtual tours for the real estate and tourism industries.

"For the last 15 months I have not published a single image," Dupret said. "Around eight of these were spent shooting 80 new World Heritage sites. An additional seven months were needed to build the new site and to post-produce the 'panographies' -- 360 degree imaging. The site now includes significant new areas, including the Middle East and East Africa. These are regions, which currently attract a lot interest in the news, but unfortunately often not for the right reasons. What we want to present is a peaceful message on the rich heritage and natural beauty of these regions."

For details on the World Heritage Tour, go to www.world-heritage-tour.org.

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