FREE Software for AWESOME Virtual Tours

It’s Freebie Friday time courtesy of Palm Canyon Media in sunny Palm Springs, California!
When you get right down to it, we all want to be the best Virtual Tour Providers.  We take pride in our Virtual Tours and want them to look their best.  That’s why team RTV offers us a lot of tips and tricks to make our product look its very best.

On that note, I would like to share with you some of the tricks, actually FREE (yes you read that right) software that’s available to make your Virtual Tours stand out above the rest.

Most of us are using wide angle lenses which can distort an image.  A simple fix is ShiftN.  It’s a simple to use program which permits the automatic correction of converging lines.

Have you ever wanted to buy Photoshop but just couldn’t afford it?  I know I have but I think I might have found the next best thing.  It’s called GIMP.  Gimp provides professional tools that can stand against the big boys without the hefty price tag.  It’s extremely powerful and easy to work with and is ideal for either amateur and pro photographers or anyone who wants to create and edit professional-quality digital images on a budget.

FastStone Image Viewer, Screen Capture and Photo resize.  That’s a program you have heard Ben Knorr talk a lot about.  It’s an easy to use program.  FastStone can batch-convert files into a number of popular image formats and sizes.  The slide-show creator allows you to apply transitions, specify the interval between images, and add your own MP3s as a soundtrack.

And finally my favorite: Adobe Lightroom 3.  Yes, I know this is an expensive program, but they have a beta version that you can use for FREE through April.  If you have never used Lightroom I invite you to download it and take it for a spin.  It can add a lot of depth to your images.

So there you have it, FREE software that you can find and download easily from the internet and use right away.   Have fun!

Kurt Beabes
Palm Canyon Media
Palm Springs Virtual Tours
Order a Virtual tour: 760-327-0701