A New Feature on Google+ Lets You Create Immersive Photo Spheres

by • May 16, 2014 • Breaking News, GoogleComments Off on A New Feature on Google+ Lets You Create Immersive Photo Spheres5119

Google+ loves your photos and it has already proven it on various occasions such as the introduction of SnapSeed photo editing tools, the seamless integration with Picasa and, lately, their hilarious April’s Fool featuring The Hoff.

Earlier this week, Google+ went a step further by letting users created Photo Spheres using their DSLR Panorama pictures. Sounds interesting, no?

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Although Photo Spheres were already introduced on Android 4.2, Google decided to make it a bit more social and available to the social network. The only thing you need to create the photosphere – apart from the apparent DSLR camera – is to have the Auto-Awesome feature enabled. From that point on, everything is easy, as you will receive the corresponding notification in your account.

Next step is to upload any 360-degree (horizontal) by 180-degree (vertical) equirectangular panorama. Subsequently, a notification will alert users that they can create their photo sphere that can be viewed interactively on Google+. It’s up to the user to share his or her photo sphere through Google Maps and Views.

Evan Rapoport, Product Manager at Google Maps for Views has stated in his introductory post:

“For those of you who’ve been manually adding Photo Sphere XMP metadata to your images, this should make your workflow much easier.”

google+ immersive photo sphere on wersm by evan rapaport

This is awesome news for Photolovers!

Have you tried Photo Spheres? Do you like this new feature?

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