01/27 2021

Quality criteria for 360° panorama - unnecessary elements in the panorama

Are there any elements in your 360 ° panorama that interfere with viewings, such as logos, a tripod, a photographer (if it is not part of the panorama), a shadow or a reflection of a tripod or photographer in a panorama? If so, then this affects the quality of the panorama. Next, we consider examples of unsuccessful examples of extraneous elements in the panorama. By avoiding this you will improve your work!

Roman Grinev

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Are there any elements in your 360 ° panorama that interfere with viewings, such as logos, a tripod, a photographer (if it is not part of the panorama), a shadow or a reflection of a tripod or photographer in a panorama? If so, then this affects the quality of the panorama. Next, we consider examples of unsuccessful examples of extraneous elements in the panorama. By avoiding this you will improve your work!

Photographer in panorama

Unsuccessful examples of the photographer in the panorama.

360° panorama quality criteria - an unfortunate example of a panorama photographer
An unfortunate example of a panorama photographer
360° panorama quality criteria - an unfortunate example of a panorama photographer
An unfortunate example of a panorama photographer

Sometimes the photographer in the panorama looks completely natural and is an integral part of the panorama.

360° panorama quality criteria - A good example of a photographer in the panorama
A good example of a photographer in the panorama

Large logos

The presence of the logo in the panorama also prevents the sense of presence, so if possible, do not add logos to the panorama.

360° panorama quality criteria - A bad example of using a large logo in a panorama
A bad example of using a large logo in a panorama
Quality criteria of 360° panorama - the logo in addition to the photographer also does not contribute to the immersion of the place
The logo in addition to the photographer also does not contribute to the immersion of the place

Acceptable option logo in the panorama.

Quality criteria of 360° panorama - acceptable option logo in the panorama
Acceptable option logo in the panorama

Tripod in panorama

Quality criteria of 360° panorama - tripod in panorama
Tripod in panorama

Tripod Shadow

The shade of the tripod always looks unnatural on the 360-degree spherical panorama because it is the shadow of an object that is usually not visible in the panorama.

Quality criteria of 360° panorama - The shadow of the photographer and the shadow of the tripod on the panorama
The shadow of the photographer and the shadow of the tripod on the panorama

Tripod or Photographer Reflection

Quality criteria of 360° panorama - Tripod or Photographer Reflection
Reflection of the photographer, tripod, camera in the mirror
Quality criteria of 360° panorama - The reflection of the tripod and the camera in the mirror
The reflection of the tripod and the camera in the mirror

When creating a panorama, try to avoid the negative examples given here. Also consider this information when answering questions about the quality of panoramas on the TrueVirtualTrous site. Thanks!

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  • 08/14 2020
    Roman Grinev

    Astrakhan 360, I agree, Insta360 One X is one of the best cameras for virtual tours at the moment. Another model they have, which is also not bad, is Insta360 One R. Here is an overview of the characteristics of this camera https://truevirtualtours.com/en/article/insta360-one-r

  • 05/05 2020
    Astrakhan 360

    I was lucky with the choice of camera! Insta360 One X has incorporated all the best that is currently in the world in the consumer camera segment 360 degrees: high resolution photos and videos, compatibility with iPhone and Android, excellent stabilization and a lot of cool chips that make using the camera even more unforgettable , eg:

    • Invisible selfie stick - One X camera can be used with Insta360 Selfie Sticks (1.2m length) and 3m Selfie Sticks (3m length), which are automatically deleted from the panoramic photos and videos made thanks to a special algorithm, therefore, it seems that the shooting was conducted from the side of the flying around the drone. This is one of the most impressive camera options that impresses most users and guarantees a wow effect when publishing footage without much effort.

  • 07/24 2019
    Smart-360.ru

    The latest version of Photoshop can work with spherical panoramas as with ordinary files, if there is no photoshop, i.e. Affinity Photo, which also can convert parts of spherical panoramas on the go and work with them as with ordinary photos. Another option is Pano2VR and its conversion panoramas in the edges of the cube and quiet work with any of the faces of the cube in Photoshop.
    This is short, and without affecting the topic of photographing a nadir separately and inserting it in PTGui through the veiw point correction function.

  • 07/23 2019
    Roman Grinev

    SLM Okey, Thanks, this is a very good question. I will try to answer in the near future in a separate article.

  • 07/22 2019
    ODS OKE

    How can I remove the tripod and the photographer from the panorama? Thank you.

  • 03/04 2019
    Roman Grinev

    Smart 360, thanks for asking. Yes, of course you can add virtual tours and not just individual panoramas. Moreover, individual panoramas can be used in different tours. Some information on project development plans can be found here . Thanks again for the question and for sharing your wonderful panoramas!

  • 03/03 2019
    Smart-360.ru

    Maybe my question is not quite on this topic, but I would like to know whether it will be possible to post tours with transitions on the site or will it only be possible to add unrelated panoramas?

360° panorama's quality

Criteria for assessing the quality of the panorama

These criteria quibble as much as the user sees, because the tours / panoramas checked by these criteria claim to be included in the “Best” category, which means they have to undergo a rather strict quality check.

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Quality assessment of 360° panoramas

There are so many different ways to create and stitch spherical panoramas. Some equipment or software does not allow to achieve high quality 360 panoramas. We want only the highest quality work available for general viewing.

Quality criteria for 360 ° panorama - name and description

If you did not find a good name for your panorama and did not add a meaningful description, this may prevent others from finding your panorama and viewing it, even if your panorama is of high quality. Consider the following tips.

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The ability to hide the logo and control buttons in the panorama

Added the ability to hide the logo and control buttons in the panorama.

Spherical panorama

What is a 360-degree panorama?

360-degree panorama (virtual 3D/VR tour) is one of the types of panoramic photography.

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How to shoot a panorama from hands without a panoramic head?

Many novice photographers have probably seen interactive panoramas on the Internet where they can spin and see everything around them. Often such content is called 3d panoramas.

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Criteria for assessing the quality of the panorama

These criteria quibble as much as the user sees, because the tours / panoramas checked by these criteria claim to be included in the “Best” category, which means they have to undergo a rather strict quality check.

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Equipment for shooting 360° panoramas and virtual tours

The question of choosing equipment for shooting spherical panoramas and creating virtual tours is one of the most important for a photographer - a panoramic photographer. On the TrueVirtualTours website, you have access to examples of work performed using one or other equipment and software.

Rylo 360° camera review: My experience in shooting 360° spherical panoramas

Rylo positions itself as an action camera with unsurpassed stabilization of 360° video. For me, one of the important indicators was the possibility of shooting 360° spherical panoramas in the resolution of 6000x3000. After more than six months of use, I can share how satisfied I am with the capabilities of the camera and whether the camera has met my expectations.

Shooting spherical panoramas with a mirror / mirrorless camera.

Short instruction for shooting spherical panoramas.

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