It's recommended to run through the instructions for the first time: click here
mandatory minimum resolution: 1024x768 pixel. Even with this it's advised to use the full-screen mode of the browser which can be activated by pressing the F11 key. If you press the key again, the original window with menu will be restored.
recommended browsers: the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Opera and Apple Safari.
each diary has two buttons white and black at the left side of the page. Generally, photographs come out best when there's a high contrast between the picture and its surrounding, for instance the black background and white frames.
On the other hand since the pages contain reading stuff, for some people it may not be convenient to read this way (as human eyes get used to the white background/black letters). If you click on the white button, the background becomes white/bright, clicking on the black button changes to black/dark background.
KMZ (Google Earth): the KMZ stores the images including their GPS data in one single file: thus after opening you can see where the picture was taken. To open a KMZ file you'll need Google Earth which can be downloaded from here.
Since at some places the photos were taken quite close to each other, in such cases it's better to zoom in as much as possible. Otherwise from farther distances you'll see only like this one: flower of Krakow.
News (for galleries only after June of 2010):
the pictures also store the direction. If you open the KMZ and doubleclick on the individual photo's icon, then Google Earth shall turn into the direction where the camera was looking toward. Doubleclick is important, single cilck will just open the image without direction. This feature's advantage that you can also visualize the closer-farther vicinity of the picture; which is most enjoyable with landscape pictures.
to play embedded panoramas and videos, you'll need an HTML5-capable browser. As of writing this around the half of 2020, it's a hopeful safe assumption that you already have such.
can be found in two formats. The previous "only image" was a bit problematic because the smaller image size lost the essence of the panoramas: "the space and distance".
The basic usage of the player: you click in the middle of the image, keep the button pressed - then you start to move the mouse in any direction. Then the image will rotate as you would turn into that direction. The more you move the mouse away from the center, the faster the image rotates. The middle mouse button scrolling zooms in and out.
Tip: it's a good idea to start with zooming out as some panoramas don't start with the maximum field of view.
there's a link under the photos which show the location on Google Maps. If you're interested in the location, I'd recommend to use the KMZ/Google Earth at the first place as it's nicer and has additional data like image direction. Nonetheless if you just want a quick look of the location, the Google Maps link will work fine.