The First floor
Use of virtual views:
In order to rotate the image and see the panoramic image at 360°, click on the image with the left button and move the mouse to the right or to the left while keeping the button pressed. The further you move the mouse, the faster the panoramic image rotates.
You do not need to wait for the complete download of a panoramic image in order to rotate it. In order to zoom in and out use the Shift and Ctrl keys, while the mouse cursor is over the QuickTime picture (without clicking). Or better use the special "+" and "-" buttons under the image.
N.B. : If you zoom too much, the picture will be distorted; this phenomenon is perfectly normal.
Please note that the download of QuickTime panoramic images can take quite a bit of time. If you have a modem connection, please allow 20 to 60 seconds.
Enjoy your tour!
To view the QuickTime VR (Virtual Reality) images of the museum, you need the plug-in QuickTime. If you wish to download this programme, please read this information.
In order to take full advantage of the virtual tour, you need QuickTime developed by Apple. Apple supplies this software in two versions: QuickTime Standard (free) and QuickTime Pro (not free). The Pro version is not required for this virtual tour in the Peterhof Museum.
In order to install QuickTime on your computer in Windows, please follow the following instructions:
1 - Download QuickTime at the following address:
2 - An installation software, called QuickTimeInstaller.exe, will be copied on your hard disk in the directory of your choice. This installation software does not take too much space and can be downloaded fast.
3 - You need to launch this software in order that QuickTime be loaded and installed completely. To this purpose, you need to go to the directory where you copied the installation software and double-click on its icon. Follow the instructions in order to proceed with the installation. This second phase takes a little bit longer; you should allow 20 to 30 minutes with a standard modem. Of course, you need to stay connected to the Internet during this last phase.
4 - Once the QuickTime installation is complete, and after you restart your computer, you can return to our site and embark on a virtual tour.
N.B. : QuickTime installation brings to your desktop various icons (shortcuts) that you are not obliged to keep.
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