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Author Topic: I have a new found love for taking 360 degree panoramic photos!  (Read 1728 times)

Stephen66515

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I have a new found love for taking 360 degree panoramic photos!
« on: October 04, 2015, 11:46:42 AM »
So...I bought me and the Mrs new phones (HTC One M8) and have pretty much started to over use one feature the phone has......360Degree Photos!!!!!

Here are a couple that I have taken so far (If you view from a smart-phone and click the globe button, you can tilt your phone and turn around and such as if you are actually there!)

http://sky.easypano....e/View.aspx?id=32675 (Great Orme in Llandudno, Wales, UK)

http://sky.easypano....ages/test-32403.html (Rhyddings Park in Oswaldtwistle, England, UK)

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Re: I have a new found love for taking 360 degree panoramic photos!
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2015, 11:55:40 AM »
Yeah, I love 360 degree photos. It seemed like such an amazing revolution to have this tech in my pocket when Google came out with it as a core Android feature a couple years back. It's still pretty awesome. That second one in particular looks really good, though the first (Great Orme) has some stitching errors.

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Re: I have a new found love for taking 360 degree panoramic photos!
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2015, 12:01:31 PM »
Yeah, I love 360 degree photos. It seemed like such an amazing revolution to have this tech in my pocket when Google came out with it as a core Android feature a couple years back. It's still pretty awesome. That second one in particular looks really good, though the first (Great Orme) has some stitching errors.

- Oshyan


Yeah for some reason the Great Orme one just wouldn't work properly at all - not sure why, it might have been the brightness of the sun, or perhaps I moved a little too much (I was stood on uneven ground) - I do agree the park one is the better of the 2 :D
« Last Edit: October 04, 2015, 12:07:33 PM by Stephen66515 »

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Re: I have a new found love for taking 360 degree panoramic photos!
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2015, 01:23:44 PM »
The Great Orme one is the more impressive image/location though.
I feel like I'm wearing new glasses when I move around these images... Amazing technology though, and a great way to show off somewhere beautiful :up:

:-*
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Re: I have a new found love for taking 360 degree panoramic photos!
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2015, 01:50:50 PM »
The Great Orme one is the more impressive image/location though.
I feel like I'm wearing new glasses when I move around these images... Amazing technology though, and a great way to show off somewhere beautiful :up:

:-*

I have some photos from there if you like the look of it, will upload them to here when I get home :) (on phone right now and don't wanna upload shit load of pics and use all my data haha)

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Re: I have a new found love for taking 360 degree panoramic photos!
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2015, 03:19:24 AM »
wpanorama.com is FREE, and good for viewing panoramas on your desktop computer. I use the beta version from October 2, 2015



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Re: I have a new found love for taking 360 degree panoramic photos!
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2015, 06:38:31 AM »
Damn impressive scenery...and the tech is cool too.

I feel like I'm wearing new glasses when I move around these images...

LOL Amen to that!

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Re: I have a new found love for taking 360 degree panoramic photos!
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2015, 08:50:28 AM »
Thanks @Stephen66515. Funny, I couldn't get either of those images to show 360° in  either Firefox or MS Edge browsers.
I did notice stitching errors in both of them, by the way.
I also noticed that The Great Orme hasn't changed much!

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Re: I have a new found love for taking 360 degree panoramic photos!
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2015, 03:35:05 PM »
"360 Degree photos" is a misnomer. 360 degrees is a circle. These photos are spherical. It's more accurate to call them photospheres. :) But yeah, they're really cool! Thanks for sharing your photos. :)

They have spherical videos, too. See what Vi has to say about "360" starting at about 45 seconds. Though the video is actually a rant against Pi. :)



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Re: I have a new found love for taking 360 degree panoramic photos!
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2015, 08:29:41 PM »
Funny, I couldn't get either of those images to show 360° in  either Firefox or MS Edge browsers.

Worked fine in Pale Moon, K-Meleon, IE11, Chromodo.

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I did notice stitching errors in both of them, by the way.

Almost always going to happen where you have straight lines.