It's a feature under Compiz-Fusion called "Skydome", you are one of the FEW, VERY FEW, artists I've seen that has made such a wonderful 360 degree panorama. Problem with the Skydome is, that it prefers a 2:1 aspect ratio, other wise you get the vertical stretching you see there. Granted, I can probably tweak the image a little bit through GIMP and get a result that is slightly cleaner than the image as seen in the screenshots I took. However, if you have the original photos with a higher vertical resolution that would be a better solution, albeit more resource intensive. If that's not quite clear enough you can reach me through gmail at email@example.com. And not to tell you what to do with your art, but you seem pretty adept at such scenes, I'd recommend adding "compiz" and "skydome" to your tags, because despite the vertical tearing due to the aspect ration, it is QUITE a scene at 1280x1024, and there are many other people that would LOVE to know where to get such awesome spectacles for their skydome backgrounds. Just a thought. Thank you greatly, Booney
Wow, I've gotta say, you do some fantastic work, much impressed with your website. As for as the SkyDome image, it looks absolutely terrific, so much so I doubt that there are many in the GNU/Linux community that could boast that quality of a panoramic skydome. Thank you greatly for the image. If/when I get around to posting on the Ubuntu forums would it be okay for me to name drop and direct folks over to your Deviant site and/or main web-site? Thanks again for that awesome pano, I'll be watching your sites for new additions. -Booney
P.S. - The full scale version of that screen shot is here but it'll take a minute to download from my PC to you (2.3MB).