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360 photo process help

mnmgrl101

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I'm wanting to take 360 photos and upload them to google street view but it doesn't recognize the spark as a 360 camera so can you guys walk me through the process? Do I take a sphere pano, export to SD card and use a program to stitch together or do I take them manually? Also do you edit in the sky to get the full 360? Which programs are the best to do this with and are they exportable so I can upload them on Google or fb? I have an Android if that makes a difference. Thank you :)
 

genchau

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@mnmgrl101 I hope my reply isn't too late. I just figured it out yesterday how to get the 360 photos into Google Maps.

Here's my current process straight from my notes:
Equipment:
DJI Spark
Android Phone
Windows PC with Ricoh Theta App

1) Take photo with DJI Spark Spherical 360 Mode
2) Download sphere photo from DJI Spark to Android Phone
3) Optional step: Use Theta+ on Phone to adjust color or use filters
4) Transfer photo from Phone to PC
5) On Windows PC, open Ricoh Theta
6) Open photo in Ricoh Theta
7) Select File --> Write with Top/Bottom Correction --> JPEG Data with XMP
8) Save photo to Google Photos
9) DONE

Optional: Use Online EXIF editor instead of step 5-7 : theXifer.net - Just a Web Based EXIF Editor for Local, Cloud, Flickr, Bootstrap
In tab "XMP GPano Tags" -->
ProjectionType: "equirectangular"
UsePanoramaViewer: "true"

Here are some sample 360 photos I uploaded to Google Maps:
Google Maps

Google Maps

Google Maps
 
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nilanjan118

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@mnmgrl101 I hope my reply isn't too late. I just figured it out yesterday how to get the 360 photos into Google Maps.

Here's my current process straight from my notes:
Equipment:
DJI Spark
Android Phone
Windows PC with Ricoh Theta App

1) Take photo with DJI Spark Spherical 360 Mode
2) Download sphere photo from DJI Spark to Android Phone
3) Optional step: Use Theta+ on Phone to adjust color or use filters
4) Transfer photo from Phone to PC
5) On Windows PC, open Ricoh Theta
6) Open photo in Ricoh Theta
7) Select File --> Write with Top/Bottom Correction --> JPEG Data with XMP
8) Save photo to Google Photos
9) DONE

Optional: Use Online EXIF editor instead of step 5-7 : theXifer.net - Just a Web Based EXIF Editor for Local, Cloud, Flickr, Bootstrap
In tab "XMP GPano Tags" -->
ProjectionType: "equirectangular"
UsePanoramaViewer: "true"

Here are some sample 360 photos I uploaded to Google Maps:
Google Maps

Google Maps

Google Maps

Most helpful tip on how to take 360 degree Panoramas with SPARK.
Thanks a lot.
 

LowePro

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6 minute tutorial on how to shoot and share 360 panoramas straight from your phone, no computer needed!

 

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