What is a 360 panorama photo?
This sample panoramic picture has reached 360 degree field of view horizontally.
360 * 65 degree cylindrical panorama
Use panorama hardware to make 360 panorama
To make a 360 panorama covering 360 degree field of view with least number of photos, you may use: Digital camera + Fisheye lens + Pano Head + Tripod.
Digital camera with high resolution can offer great details of the panorama location. Fisheye lens offers greater field of view, for example, Sigma 8mm F4 EX DG Fisheye lens has a 180 degree angle of view. So, only 4 images are needed to cover 360 * 180 degree. Visit how to take fisheye photos page to get detailed instructions before shooting with your fisheye lens.
If you have no professional equipment for taking fisheye pictures, you may use standard digital camera to take continuous series of pictures and stitch with Panoweaver to get a 360 panoramic image like the above cylindrical one. To take normal digital pictures, a pano head and a tripod are also needed in order to get high quality 360 degree panoramic pictures. Visit how to take normal photos page to get detailed instructions before shooting with your camera.
How to make a 360 panorama?
To stitch fisheye photos or normal photos into 360 panoramic pictures using Panoweaver
Open the fisheye photos or normal photos in Panoweaver and select a projection mode: spherical or cylindrical, and then click stitch. Then you will get a flat 360 degree panoramic image, and you may preview the panoramic image in immersive viewer. Finally save the panorama and export it in various immersive players or upload to free panorama online hosting platform EP-Sky to view on iPad and iPhone, and tablets.