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Diavolezza (Engadin, Grisons, Switzerland) by thomas bredenfeld.

Welcome to the archive website

This website is a read only archive 2004 - 2014, visit the new International VR Photography Association website at

The IVRPA is an international association of professionals who create and produce interactive, immersive images.

This website showcases both our members and vr photography community enthusiasts, and serves as a central place for news and communication for the vr industry. Members and vr enthusiast are encouraged to create an account and/or sign in and participate on the website.

Latest news:

Temporary new members signup procedure changes! (UPDATED)

Edit Nov. 29, 2012: Thanks to Aldo Hoeben, we now have the signup form working again. A fix was implemented to block the bot-net attack and it's holding well. The most important part is that once again, new members are able to create accounts and register themselves as IVRPA members.

Due to a continued bot-net attack that recently made our website become very slow and unresponsive, we had to temporarily suspend new user accounts self-creation procedure.

IVRPA Board of Directors 2013 - Call for Candidates

This year, four seats on the IVRPA board of directors will be up for election. Those elected will serve two year terms starting January 1, 2013 and finishing December 31, 2014.

To run for one of these seats, log on to the IVRPA website and post your statement of candidacy on the members forum:

Statements may be posted from November 10th, 2012, until November 30th, 2012.

Iceland 2013 - The International Panoramic Photography Conference, June 10-16, 2013, Selfoss, Iceland.

The IVRPA Board of Directors is proud to announce the dates and location of next year IVRPA Conference.

The IVRPA mission is to promote the success of Professional VR Photographers. We strive to develop and support the professional and artistic uses of 360° panoramas, image based VR and related technologies worldwide through education, networking opportunities, manufacturer alliances, marketing assistance, and technical support of our member's work.

Photokina 2012 has concluded

Photokina has concluded. We look back at a very succesfull exhibition and conference. The mood was very positive, the members that helped and those that gave the speaches at the conference days did their best and really rocked. I learned a lot again and I think I can speak of the others as well. We created report with the visiting members, had some incredible good visited workshops at the booth, compliments from the visitors for the beautifull pictures and made new members and a sponsor.

Tutorials/workshops at Photokina 2012 in Cologne

We have organized some very interesting workshops/tutorials for both beginners and experienced panoramic/vr photographers.

The beginner courses will be given in English and German and will encompass all you need to know to make your first panoramic image or to improve your fundamental skills.

Want to make a huge leap forward in your skills, knowledge and work? Ignacio’s workshop/tutorial will show you advanced techniques to extend the capabilities of you and your equipment.

Update: IVRPA Conference day at Photokina 2012, Cologne September 17, 2012

IVRPA is proud to announce an impressive list of speakers with interesting and important subjects for our Photokina conference day at the Fachhochschule in Cologne. (Close to Photokina, train and subway station around the corner.)

Seating is limited and Early Bird tickets are going fast, so reserve your place soon at

Amongst the presentations you will find:


Today I'm proud to announce that the IVRPA not only will have a booth on the PHOTOKINA in Cologne (from Sept. 18th through 23rd) but that we will also hold a One-Day-Conference on Sept. 17th at the University of Applied Sciences in Cologne.

IVRPA members are the first to be announced the ticketing page that just got life:

We already have made arrangements with some most exciting speakers from different fields of our business and attendees will hear from first hand about the latest developments in software and hardware for our daily needs.

Pano2VR 4.0 beta released

We are happy to announce the release of the first beta for Pano2VR 4.0 as it was shown at the NYC 2012 conference.
From now on, we will have the regular Pano2VR and a new Pano2VR pro license. The major additions for the pro license are a built-in tour builder to manage a whole tour within one project and it will also include the former "unbranded option" of version 3.x.

Here is list of all the major new features:

  • Tour Builder (pro only)
  • Media editor for pinned (distorted) videos and images (Flash & HTML5)
  • Polygon hotspots (Flash & HTML5)
  • HTML5 fullscreen support
  • HTML5 support for Internet Explorer 10
  • Geotagging
  • Pinned Hotspots (Flash & HTML5)

Photokina 2012 is almost here. Take a look back to Photokina 2006

Ride on the memory lane:

This video was shot by former IVRPA President Michael Quan at Photokina 2006 showing the IVRPA team displaying printed and on-line panoramas and showcasing our gear to the Photokina crowd.

Many familiar faces there, brings back good memories from way back when...

IVRPA Members Meeting - July 11, 2012, 8 pm UTC

Dear members,

I would like to invite you all to the IVRPA Members Meeting July 11, 2012, taking place on-line on July 11, 2012, 8pm UTC. This meeting replaces the NYC Members Meeting that didn't happen.

The technical details on how to participate on the meeting online are available here (members only post).


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