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FACEBOOK Panos'

Post by TimW » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:32 am

Hi there, As you know Facebook is now offering to display Pano's but they need to be embedded with suitable meta data. Does anyone know what to add to a Pano from Pano2vr to make this work?... and how to add it?

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Re: FACEBOOK Panos'

Post by Emil_GITech » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:02 am

Haven't tried this myself, but it might help
http://tonyredhead.com/pano2vr/using-droplets-facebook

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Post by Emil_GITech » Fri Jun 10, 2016 7:45 am

It also seems like facebook will impliment this today
https://facebook360.fb.com/360-photos/

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Post by Howard » Fri Jun 10, 2016 6:02 pm

Here my first example FB pano post:
https://www.facebook.com/voicesfromthed ... =3&theater

And here's how to add the metadata using Photoshop on an equirectangular image:
http://www.panotwins.de/technical/how-t ... p-cc-2014/

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Post by Svendus » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:54 pm

Now it is very easy
As of yesterday Facebook now allows 360 panoramas as well as partial panoramas to be displayed in your Facebook time line.
Hopki told me just to drag the Equirectanqular Panorama image to the timeline
not using the Photo upload icon :D
and it is running with .jpg only not .tiff as it does on Google Maps
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Post by Howard » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:06 pm

This does not work for me unless I first populate the photosphere metadata fields.

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Post by Svendus » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:29 pm

Try to rename the Equirectanqular image to pano_yourtitle.jpg
just drag the image to the timeline.
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Post by 360Texas » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:49 pm

We used direct drag and drop without any modifications

https://www.facebook.com/pat.albright.79

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Post by Svendus » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:35 pm

Hi Dave
I think the Facebook post should be public
for us who are not friends to Pat to se it. :?:
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Post by hiv360 » Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:01 pm

https://www.facebook.com/hiviv360 - all good with metatag

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Post by Svendus » Tue Jun 14, 2016 12:49 pm

hi ivan
I am sorry your Panorama on Facebook do not run on I OS 9.3.2 here in Sweden we only see a still image.
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Post by PhotoSpherix » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:52 pm

I got the meta data from here

https://developers.google.com/streetvie ... oto_sphere

I then opened photoshop, went to file info on an existing pano.
Exported the exif data.
Opened the exif data with a text editor.
add the example exif from the above link near the end of the file.
Saved the file
Now I can add the exif data to any pano, I do have to clear the existing exif data though.
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Post by Svendus » Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:15 pm

No meta data needed any more just drag the panorama image 6000x3000 (jpg) from your pc or mac to the timeline
and it is running, you can only upload one image at a time
Google maps can take multiple huge Tiff files 7500 x 4500 50-60Mb
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Post by NitromanX » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:45 pm

Surely there's an easier way to add 360's to Facebook than faffing with the metadata and text editor code (but thanks Photospherix!) ?

I've tried adding the word pano and dragging and dropping but doesn't work with non Theta generated jpgs. Theta generated jpgs do work easy peasy tho'. :mrgreen:

If i strip the Metadata from the Theta jpg (Save For Web "NO METADATA") it also doesn't work so it's simply a matadata thing.

Is there an app or Tool to inject metadata into spherical / equirectangular jpgs so we can add them to Facebook - such as with Google Video Metadata Inject Tool ? I'm amazed that Facebook have not given more info on this huge new feature. Tut Tut Facebook.
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Re: FACEBOOK Panos'

Post by NitromanX » Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:58 pm

Just found PTGUI users (like most of us) are also having problems.

This is the PTGui Thread https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic ... 0hO-T-ofKk

... And here is the reason from Joost the big boss :

"Hi Atul,

Please try with a 360 x 180 degree equirectangular jpg image. Be sure to
use the image straight from PTGui, don't post process the image in
another application. And use the latest PTGui version (10.0.15).

This ensures that the gpano metadata is present in the image, and
apparently this is what Facebook are using to detect spherical
panoramas. You can verify if the gpano metadata is available by
uploading your panorama to http://metapicz.com/

You should see an 'XMP' section containing this:

ProjectionType equirectangular
UsePanoramaViewer 1
CroppedAreaImageWidthPixels xxxx
CroppedAreaImageHeightPixels yyyy
FullPanoWidthPixels xxxx
FullPanoHeightPixels yyyy
CroppedAreaLeftPixels 0
CroppedAreaTopPixels 0
StitchingSoftware PTGui Pro 10.0.15 (www.ptgui.com)

If this data is present but it still doesn't work then the problem must
be on Facebook's side.

Kind regards,

New House Internet Services BV
Joost Nieuwenhuijse "


:mrgreen: So what we need is a Metadata Injector for Photos ... anyone good at coding ?! :mrgreen:
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