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from Computer to FB not working

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  • hello Smart folks

    I just noticed that the Panos posted to FB from Computer ( Laptop )
    are not shown as a 360 photos up there in FB !!!. they are shown as a normal flat photos !
    The same Panos posted from Android mobile to FB are good ok . they are shown as a 360 .

    my question is aint the Panos already stitched in the camera ? why they are not as a 360 in fB when posted from Computer ?

    thanks

  • @osama We can upload a 360 photo from PC to FB and it displays as a 360 panoramic photo also on Facebook. You can have a try. thank you also @kronpano for your valuable advices.

  • 2:1 is the aspect ratio of an equirectangular image - the width is always twice the height because you have 360 degrees around and 180 from top to bottom.

    How and where they are stitched does not matter. Yes, Labpano stitches in camera - but - if FB wants some metadata for an upload from a laptop - well - the only way to make it show 360 images as such is - to add the meta data.

    Yes, you can argue it should work but FB is treating uploads from different sources differently - so if it works from Android doesn't mean it works from iOS or from a laptop.
    Why - you might ask FB but be warned - many have tried - few have succeeded.

  • Hello @kronpano
    Thanks for saying something. The 360 photos shot by my Pilot EE can work great if posted to FB from Mobile ( Android ). I didn't do any changes to the photos when moved them to my Laptop ! ( Copy & Paste ). Then when posted them to FB from Laptop, they are as a flat photos ! though they are stiched in the Camera when they are shot !
    Why FB accepted them from Mobile ? And FB didn't accept them from Laptop ?! The metadata are the same !
    What do you mean please by 2.1 ?

    Thanks

  • Problem is that FB requires certain meta-data to recognise an image as a 360
    They can't just assume because the ratio of an image is 2:1 that it is a panorama - that would cause problems and it is where the meta data comes in.

    You can quickly add that by using something like ExifFixer or PanoExif- both free programs

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