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Friday, April 15, 2016

Google Photo Spheres in your Google Photos

Google Photo Spheres are a great way to get a 360 view of a location. Armed with my iPhone and the Street View app, I've been collecting different locations for a few years (https://goo.gl/GIfgTC). When I make them public and assign a location to them, they'll show up in Google Maps for that location as well as that location's Google Business Page.

On my last trip to Panama I noticed  my photos spheres were showing along with the photos automatically uploaded from my phone through the Google Photos app. However, when you're looking at the sphere's in an album view, they show up warped and weird (i.e. flattened). Then I discovered the trick - click on the image. Photos appear in a large format and *photo spheres load up*! Now I can see the 360 effect from within my photo album.

Here's an album that contains some photos as well as spheres. Remember, click on the spheres to get the full effect!

https://goo.gl/c0pPf2