The world is more interactive than ever. Virtual reality or the Augmented reality makes interacting with objects possible like never before, but unfortunately, they are not massively accessible to everyone. But with techs like Samsung Gear 360 and Ricoh Theta S you can have a different kind of interactive experience, the 360 degree panoramas (360 Photos you may say).
The 360 pictures allow you to interact with the picture and surround the point from which the picture was clicked. It gets you into the shoes of the photographer and allows the viewer to look.
These 360 pictures also allow you to interact with the picture and surround the point from which the picture was clicked. It gets you into the shoes of the photographer and allows the viewer to look around the point of the picture taken. This is possible because of the 360 photo apps (eg. Photo sphere) which help line up all the panorama pictures together for a huge field of view.
Taking 360-degree photos on iPhone
Taking 360-degree photos on iPhone comes with a catch. You cannot look up and down in the photo, shot from an iPhone, that’s because of default iPhone camera which only allows taking photos left to right or vice versa, but swiping left or right to do just fine for a basic level of immersion. To take 360 photos using iPhone 6 camera just switch to panorama view and click a full panorama photo as the slider goes follow the arrow and the app will do the rest, a full view panorama should suffice to upload a 360-degree photo on Facebook.
Using Insta360nano is one of the cheapest ways to take 360 photos and videos. It has a very easy UI and available for iPad and iPhone users. To take a photo or video, plug the Insta360 Nano to your iPhone via the Lightning cable, launch the Insta360 app and tap the shutter button to capture your photo or video. Be sure to hold the camera as still as possible for the best results when taking photos.
Taking 360-degree photos on Android
To take images on android first, you need an app. Some great apps are
- Panorama 360 photos: FB share
- Panorama 360 by Sfera
- Google Camera
- Cardboard Camera
The one you want depends on where you’re sharing or storing the picture, but most platforms work with most apps. The best app being Street View for both Android and iOS, but photo spheres mode in the stock Android camera or Surround Shot mode on Samsung phones also work really well.
The Street View app is a lot like the photo sphere mode offered by the stock Android camera. Tap the large orange plus icon then pick Camera, at which point the app will guide you through the capture process—basically you have to stand in one place and hit all the orange circles to fill the orb at the bottom.
Other Apps and Devices
360 Photos Software:
- Image stitching Software
Devices: (360 degree enabled Cameras)
- Ricoh Theta S
- Giroptic 360 Cam
- Samsung Gear 360
- LG 360 Cam
- IC Realtech ALLie
360 Photos in Smartphones:
- iPad Pro
- iPad Air and iPad Air 2
- iPhone 4S or Newer
- iPad Mini 2 or Newer
- Samsung Galaxy S5 or Newer
- Samsung Galaxy Note 3 or Newer