Frequently Asked Questions about
How do I
navigate an iPIX™
Move your cursor around
inside the image until you see a hand appear. Left
click on your mouse and the image will rotate the direction
the hand is pointing.
The farther you
move the cursor from the center of the image, the faster the
image will rotate.
To move more slowly through the image, stay as close to the
center as possible while still seeing the hand. Holding the
left mouse button down will cause the image to rotate
continually. Intermittent clicking will move the image
in or out on image, go to the middle of the image until you
see a "+" or "-" in a small magnifying glass. Clicking
on the image when these are visible will produce a zoom in
(+) or a zoom out (-).
What are iPIX™
images are interactive, spherical photographs offering a
complete field of view, from earth to sky, floor to ceiling,
from horizon to horizon.
How do I view
Two versions of each
image are available on this web site.
The Java versions
can be viewed with Netscape 3 (or newer) and Internet
Explorer 3 (or newer) without a special iPIX™
plug-in. The Java versions used in this site are medium
resolution images for faster download.
(plug-in) versions require that the iPIX™
plug-in be installed on your computer. You can
download the iPIX™
plug-in for free from IPIX
or you can
download them from our website here. The Standard (plug-in) versions of images used in this site
are higher resolution, with greater detail.
What is the
plug-in is software that gives your web browser the
capability to view iPIX™
images within web pages.
browsers will work with the iPIX™
plug-in is currently available for Windows 95/98/NT, and
Macintosh OS computers. The iPIX™
plug-in supports Netscape Navigator version 3.0 (or newer)
and Microsoft Internet Explorer version 3.0 (or newer).
download is made even simpler with a JIM download for
Netscape Navigator and an ActiveX download for Internet
Explorer. The JIM and ActiveX downloads allow the iPIX™
plug-in to be installed without closing your browser. The
plug-in will also work on Netscape plug-in compatible
browsers, such as Opera. However, iPIX™
does not provide technical support for browsers other than
Netscape and Internet Explorer.
Are there any
Web browsers that will not work with iPIX™
plug-in does not work with Internet Explorer 2.0 or earlier
for PC and Macintosh, Netscape 2.0 or earlier for PC and
Macintosh, and AOL on the Macintosh. Anyone using these
browsers can either upgrade their browser, or can use the
free, stand-alone viewer, available from the
download them here.
This Viewer gives users the ability to see iPIX™
images locally, but not over the Internet.
How do I enable Java
Most web browsers
not disabled those settings, you probably don't need to
If you do need to
In Netscape 4, go to
the menu at the top of your browser and select "Edit|Preferences|Advanced".
Check the boxes next to "Enable Java" and "Enable
at the top of your browser and select "Options|Network
Preferences|Languages". Check the boxes next to "Enable
In Internet Explorer 5,
go to the menu at the top of your browser and select "Tools|Internet
Options". Click on the "Security" tab, then on the "Custom
Level" button. Scroll down the list of options to
"Scripting" and enable "Active Scripting" and "Scripting of
Java applets". Click "OK" until you are out of the "Internet
Options" settings. You may need to close and re-open IE for
it to work.