The Infinite Panorama Background

Something that occurred to me as obvious, but also something that I nearly didn’t implement is an ‘infinite background’ for the Panorama Control in my latest Windows Phone Application.

When reviewing the final version of the App I noticed that flipping from Panorama Item 3 on to Panorama Item 1 the experience was not as smooth as the other transitions.  This is a direct result of the mismatching borders on the Panaorama background image itself:

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It only took me a second to realise that I might get a better experience if I folded the original image in on itself such that the left and right sides of the image match each other (thank you Paint.Net!):

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Of course I lost part of the original image – but in the context of what I was doing this doesn’t really matter.

Those eagle eyed will have noticed that the background pic for this app has changed – I noticed that the original was copyright so substituted one of my own (from my honeymoon as it happens).   Note to self: Don’t get careless.

NB You will see this effect in use in “Ambient Soundscape”, which will hopefully be appearing on the marketplace soon.

Infinite Panorama Background
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~ by Ian on January 31, 2011.

2 Responses to “The Infinite Panorama Background”

  1. Ah – ‘folding’ the image – so *that’s* how you do it!

  2. OK Smarty Pants there is a video now.

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