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.
some pages use new windows: should you have, you'll need to disable the pop-up blockers in your browser. Or add the www.ezustkep.hu to the exceptions.
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. The default style is 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):
KML file (Google Maps): you can browse the route interactively and directly with the KML, as you would on Google Maps. You can zoom to street-level, you can change to "map view" so you'll locate the street names, or see the surfaces, etc. You don't need anything outside than your browser and an active internet connection. Not all galleries have a KML route.
the pictures store the direction of the focus as well. If you open the KMZ and doubleclick on the icon of the photo, then Google Earth will rotate to the given direction where the camera was looking. The doubleclick is needed, with single click only the photo will open, without direction. The main goal of this function is that you'll see the closer-farther distance of the photo as well. This is the best with outside pictures, obviously.
to display the interactive panoramas and videos, you'll need Flash Player. The latest version can be downloaded from here; at this moment it's v10, it's recommended to use at least this.
If you use Internet Explorer, you may see the Information Bar pops up: just click in it and accept "Allow Blocked Content" (and click "Yes" on the next window)
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.
a) change to full-screen; more convenient because you'll see more. To return to normal view press ESC.
b), c), d), e) rotating the image. The same like you do with the mouse detailed above.
f), g) zoom. The same like you do with the mouse detailed above.
h) automatic playback
There aren't too many on the site, yet if help is needed:
press the big Play button in the middle of the clip
a) start/stop the clip
b) the track of the movie
d) volume level
e) full-screen; more convenient because you'll see more. To return to normal view press ESC.
when the movie ends, press "Play again", or the Button a)
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.