Google Not Recognizing 360 Photos After Editing in Affinity Photo

This applies to Affinity Photo edits when using multi exposure stacking, File/HDR Merge. It appears Affinity Photo sometimes resizes the 360 photo after it merges the photos and the export is not exactly 2:1 For example instead of 6912 x 3456, the exported photo may be 6910 x 3455 Testing by importing into Google Photos shows Google does not recognize it as a 360 even after editing the meta data. Only after resizing the exported photo to 6912 x 3456 does Google see it as a 360 photo. Oddly enough Facebook uploads and the Ricoh Theta 360 viewer and the Gopro viewer both can view the images as 360 even though the size is not exactly 2:1 Something to try if nothing else is working.

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Shopping For Consumer 360 Camera, Notes For A Friend

Top 3 Consumer 360 Camera Recommendations For A Friend Ricoh Theta V :in camera stitching, best auto HDR, straightforward usage without desktop software. Best "out of camera" photos and videos. Mi Sphere 360 :lowest price with decent overall features, will need some desktop editing for best results Insta 360 One X : best stabilization and best desktop and phone software; highest video resolution Best standalone desktop software: Affinity Photo For getting rid of nadir and colour correction with preview.  Photoshop has plugins that can also do the same. Photodirector is less full powered but can also edit nadir and make color correction. Best 360 standalone video editor. Other software like Premiere will require plugins. Powerdirector. Photodirector and Powerdirector can be purchased as a bundle for about $90 on sale. Useful Hardware Accessories Best cold shoe adapter with a click lock. I find these very secure and extremely useful. I put cold shoes on flashes, small LED lights, small umbrella stands, action cameras, microphones and they snap right onto this cold shoe. You will need to screw these 1/4 inch cold shoes onto your flashes etc. in order to use the cold shoe adapter. Give your 360 camera an easy to…

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