Glossary of Terms:

360° image: A photographic image that provides a life-like 360° view on a computer.

area map: a map of facilities that may include multiple buildings as well as other site amenities or locations.

auto-detect: The ability of our servers to detect your Web site visitor's computer settings in order to deliver your tour images in the best format for their computer.

branding: The words, graphics or symbols associated with your business, products and services. These include your company logo, slogan and Web site colors and fonts.

buttons, navigation buttons: A link in your virtual tour that is designed to look like a button. Clicking with your mouse on a button will link to a new image or a new area of the tour.

clickable content: Any element of your virtual tour that can be clicked with your mouse button to link to something else. Examples include floor plans with clickable spots that link to corresponding images.

drop-down menu: A list of the images in your virtual tour that typically appears directly above the images. To switch between images, just drag your mouse down the list and click when the image you want is highlighted.

floor plan: A drawing that represents the layout of a room or building.

hosting: Housing your virtual tour on a server that provides your Web site visitors with uninterrupted access to your tour at all times.

hot spot: A clickable spot on a map or floor plan that links to a corresponding image.

HTML: The markup language that creates Web pages.

Interactive Virtual Tour: A virtual tour delivered via the Internet that includes 360 ° images plus additional tour elements like clickable thumbnail images, maps and/or floor plans with clickable spots that link directly to images of that area,

IVT still image, IVT 360° image: See "still photography" and "360° image."

Java-enabled, Java-based: Java is a programming language that can be used to deliver your interactive virtual tour 360° images without downloading any additional programs. The user's Internet browser (such as Internet Explorer or Netscape) must be Java-enabled (accomplished with a few mouse clicks) in order for these Java-based images to be seen in this way.

link (also hyperlink): Text or a graphic that, when clicked, jumps you to a new Web page or a different place or element of the current page, such as a different image.

navigation : A combination of Web page elements that allow users to move between pages. These elements may include drop-down menus, buttons, links, clickable spots within graphics or photos, etc.

plug-in: A small program that can be added to your Internet browser to extend its capabilities. Plug-ins typically must be downloaded before they can be used.

print media still image, high-end print media still image: See "still photography."

processing (photography): After taking photos, our professional imaging staff uses advanced computer software to enhance your images

property map: A drawing that represents the layout of buildings and/or other facilities at one physical location.

QuickTime: A plug-in developed by Apple Computer for viewing/listening to video, photos and sound on the Web.

seamed images: A series of still images that are carefully matched to create a full panorama.

site map: See "area map." Sometimes refers to an outline-type listing of all Web pages on a single Web site.

still photography: Still photography creates images that are static, as opposed to a moveable 360°. All still images are not the same and costs vary. Our still photography options include:

• IVT still images: Still images for use within your virtual tour.

• Print media still images: Still images for use with printed brochures, folders, handouts, etc. These require additional lighting and a much higher resolution.

• Large print media still images: Even higher-resolution images for banners, billboards etc.

thumbnail: A small image that can be linked so that, when clicked, the user can see the full image. These are a colorful addition to your IVT navigation.

viewer: A pop-up browser window that contains your IVT, including photos, text and clickable content like maps, thumbnails and floor plans. The entire window is custom-branded to match your Web site.

viewer page: Your IVT is produced in a pop-up browser window (see " viewer" ). That viewer may contain different pages allowing the information you select to change. For instance, you may want to have a clickable map of your facility on the first page, followed by a floor plan of a specific unit or room show up when visitors click that room.

virtual tour: A series of photos representing a business or location on a computer. Enrich Media offers interactive virtual tours that go far beyond simple photography.

Web still image: See "still photography."

Webmaster: The person tasked with maintaining your Web site.
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