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  1. GbeTech

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    As I understand, the interactive mode in the panoramas you shoot is exclusive to the device you shoot them from? (As in, scrolling around).

    Is there no way to share them to the rest of the world?

    The dumbed down version of just a really wide picture isn't amazing.
     

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    Do you mean photosphere?

    These can be shared on Google+ for interactive viewing pleasure.
     
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    Thanks. Yea, photosphere.

    When I go into one of the spheres I've uploaded to g+, and select one of the share options, it just sends it as a flat photo.
     
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    Yep that works!

    Can you please guide me step by step how to do it? So far I've failed.

    EDIT: In the Share screen, when I share with g+ it keeps it as a photosphere. Other mediums, like gmail or whatsapp make it flat.

    How do you get the link of it?

    Thanks again.
     
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    If you have location info in your photo sphere when you create it, you can upload it to maps and share from there (once again browser restricted)
     
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    Alright, I've uploaded a few spheres, but only one got its way to Views.

    1. Does this work?
    https://www.google.com/maps/views/view/117594301268404480001/photo/xM7hjpyULjIAAAAGOtjkZw?gl=nz&heading=87&pitch=89

    It was taken directly from views.

    In Google+ I have 2 albums, one is 'Geo Panoramas' with only 1 sphere - the one above, that was approved by Google. The "Photos from posts" album includes spheres that I've uploaded but are not on "views".

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0rtoyt1xezfn4a9/Screenshot_2014-01-17-22-08-12.png

    2. Does this work too?
    https://plus.google.com/photos/117594301268404480001/albums/5965934581603002737

    It was taken from Google+.

    3. Third option, a 3rd party app. Please tell me if it works as well.
    http://sphereshare.net/#!/s/df38c81125706c233befefc847774de7

    Thanks.
     
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    Yep, all 3 worked in Firefox. Something about the perspective on option 3 wasn't as good.

    The first photosphere is brilliant, came out really well.
     
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    Brilliant photos viewed in Firefox, but Option 3 didn't load.

    Are you a resident Kiwi or here as a tourist?
     
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    Thanks guys. I love spheres, taking them all the time.

    Yeah I'm just a tourist.. Actually leaving tonight :( NZ was probably the best time of my life. I'm originally from Israel.


    Alright, so, conclusion: there's no way to share spheres from android to android. You have to view them from a PC, or from the device that took them.
    A bit ******ed from Google's side I have to say.
     
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    Thanks for the memories - enjoy your travels :)

    How fast do you rotate your body when taking your panoramas?

    Do you use a tripod or anything to stabilize the camera? The horizon appears to remain so constant :)
     
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    Haha. Those are the stuff that I've found, that make a better sphere. I hold the phone as close as possible to my body. The ideal is that the lens rotates around itself, but that's physically impossible. Strive for the smallest perimeter when circling around with the phone. A bit of a circle (compared to a singularity) isn't that bad, especially with objects that are farther away from you. Keep in mind the height of the phone above the ground that you started with. I also use the phone in an upright position. And try to avoid inconsistent light, because the more the camera needs to adjust its exposure settings throughout the sphere, the more blurred borders you'll see. No algorithm can compensate for that perfectly...

    Hope that helps :)

    As soon as I get to Melbourne I'll have a PC and upload some more spheres to my account :)
     
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    I send photosphere photos over bluetooth all the time from my Nexus 5 to my Nexus 7, they show up as photosphere on the n7. I usually view them in gallery, but photos app (soon to replace gallery anyhow) works fine as well.
     
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