Learning How to Make Panoramas
So, what is the secret of creating a 360 panorama? It's actually pretty easy. You, the photographer, choose a place. Then you start taking photos around yourself until you cover the whole intended field of view with photos.
The Importance of Writing Metadata
Make your images more discoverable by being sure to add proper metadata like title, description, location, and (very important!) tags. Adding (properly spelled) tags significantly increases the chance that your image will surface in a search.
3 Ways of Uploading Your Panoramas
Via web, email or FTP. Remember, the most important thing is to have fun when uploading your first experimental panoramas.Don't worry about quality too much, or anything else, just get started!
Set the Heading, Location, View Point.
You can set your image location, heading and viewpoint. These settings are very important because they make your images easier to find by our users, visitors and customers.
Tips to increase the chances of licensing your panoramas
You can increase the chances that your images will be selected for licensing by our customers by following these tips easily.
Google Earth Requirements
Panoramas that are selected for 360Cities can also be selected for Google Earth after our review. 360Cities is now included in the default Photos layer in Google Earth.
Customize Your Profile Page
Take some time to set up your profile. It is important for the community and for customers. It’s like your panoramic photography resume.
Each panorama you publish on 360cities.net is manually reviewed to ensure it meets our minimum technical and quality standards for public display. Paid accounts receive priority in the review queue.
Swap Your Panorama
Here's how to replace (swap) and existing panorama with a new one, without having to recreate all the metadata.
Tag Your Panos to Appear in 360Cities Themed Sections
There are four main sections for special panoramas on 360Cities. You can tag your panoramas to be included in these sections if they meet the required criteria.
360Cities iPhone and iPad app
Enjoy hundreds of thousands of the world’s finest panos from 360cities.net and create your own 360 degree panoramas too.
360Cities Android app
The 360Cities Android app is waiting for you to download it. Just go to the Google Play store and download it for free.
View in VR
The most immersive way to view the hundreds of thousands of 360° images and videos on 360cities.net is in Virtual Reality (VR).
360Cities Chrome Tab Extension
Install the new 360Cities Extension to your Chrome browser. You will be able to enjoy an interactive panorama on each tab you open in your browser. You’ll also be able to search on Google or 360cities.net.
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Out of this World Panoramas
This feature is for panoramas which are animated, have exaggerated special effects, are computer-generated, are artistically imperfect, or don’t realistically represent a geographic location on earth.
By including your gigapixel panorama in our Gigapixel Gallery, your gigapixel image will get more views, and if it’s licensed by one of our corporate clients, you will earn a royalty.
PRO Account Embedding
Embed your panoramas to your clients' website for free: PRO Embed don't contain ads or show arrows and thumbnails pointing to nearby panoramas.
Original Files Backup & Restore
Retrieve your original panoramas in case you lose them.
BASIC + PLUS + PRO, all are yours: More control, more money, all features: turn ads off or keep all your ad revenue, get hired for photography jobs, PRO embedding, show your business name, publish business panos... And sleep well, since you can always ask us for an Original Files Back-Up if you lose some files.