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Google photo sphere comes to iOS

App for iPhone and iPad takes stunning immersive photos

Author: Ken Charvoz/Thursday, August 21, 2014/Categories: Technology2

Google photo sphere picture
Photo via Google.com
 
Google’s photo sphere app is finally here for iOS users. It’s a whole new way of taking pictures, eliminating the traditional restrictive photo frame and instead capturing the entire scene, 360 degrees, top to bottom.
 
To use the app you simply turn and orient the camera so that the orange ball is inside the white circle. The app will snap pictures at the appropriate moment. For the best pics, hold the camera close to your body, and rotate in place. For a more complete experience, repeat the process tilting the camera up and then repeat again tilting down. The software takes a few minutes to merge the picture data into one amazing photograph that you can share or post publicly on Google Maps for others to view.
 
We’ve come a long way since slides and carousels, haven’t we? Photo sphere pics can be posted and shared, even embedded in websites. It’s now available in the App Store.
 

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Ken Charvoz
Ken Charvoz

Ken Charvoz

Ken is an accidental geek on (at least) his 5th career. Ken has written dozens of manuals and how-to’s as a blogger and the Managing Technology Editor for The OASIS Institute. Follow Ken on Twitter at @KenCharvoz Other posts by Ken Charvoz
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