The Annotation feature allows you to annotate your panoramas in order to provide details about a particular area inside the panorama. Just choose the spot where you want to set the icon on your panorama. Then, write a short text about that spot (max 200 characters) and/or paste a link.

 Annotations Feature – Edit Mode

Annotations Feature – Panorama page


John Warkentin says:

On the Tram in Melbourne

(if I do more of these I need to remember to shoot a set of “hand photos” to strip in later)

Big up to Bill Bailey for the hat!!


I have now put this pano online on my site in a simple tour. I put a little mirror ball where my hand was holding the Nodal Ninja Travel Pole.

This pano was shot at 8mm on the Canon 8-15mm in 3 frames (120 degree clicks) at 1/10th, F4 and ISO 1250 on a Canon 5DMk3

The tram was not moving at the time this was shot as it was at the “Town Hall” stop on Collins Street near Swanston St at the time.

I did attempt a pano at 13mm while the tram was in motion but I have yet to review the frames as I didn’t think they would work at the time I shot them.

The 8mm version I followed up with seemed to work (in my head at least) while I was doing the capture. I feel it did come together pretty well in the end.

I did have to use PTGui’s Viewpoint correction on one of the frames to help with alignment.

John P. F. Warkentin's photo.



Jim Newberry says:

Recently finished an overhaul of my pano site; thought I’d share it. If anyone has problems viewing these, would be great to know which device/OS you’re using.

360° Panorama & Virtual Tour Photography | Panoramic Eye

Virtual Tour/VR/360° panorama photographer, based in Los Angeles, California and available for assignments around the globe.


Zeljko Soletic says:

24 hour ago, Sai head, Solepole

Arnaud Villefranque says:

 Gardens of ‪#‎Tarbes‬ Midi-Pyrénées France

Visite virtuelle des jardins de Tarbes – Hautes-Pyrénées – Midi-Pyrénées

Visite virtuelle des jardins Tarbes dans les Hautes-Pyrénées en Midi-Pyrénées





Nicholas Roemmelt says:

Yesterday at 8:41am


Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the heart of the Dolomites, is on the very top of the bucket list of nearly every landscape photographer. The sunset we were witnessing two weeks ago gives the reason why. If you are searching a little bit you are still able to find some lesser often seen perspectives on the famous and very popular mountains.…/…/

Nicholas Roemmelt's photo.

Saroj Baniya shared Saroj Baniya‘s photo.

October 12 at 4:55pm

Saroj Baniya's photo.

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October 12 at 4:24pm · Edited

A winter morning Panoramic view of ancient city “patan durbar square Nepal (one of the “UNESCO World Heritage” sites in Kathmandu valley)”. On 25 April 2015 devastating earthquake hit Nepal & destroyed many historic monuments and lost many lives.. For High resolution image & more work: visit

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Another week is gone and it’s that time of the week again. Let’s have a look at the most wonderful panoramic photos of the last week – the ones we have selected as the 360Cities Editor’s picks. Here you go!


The Spanish Navy’s submarine1 ‘Mistral’ by luis davilla (click the picture to open the pano)

This time we start in Spain, but you won’t get to see any historical monument or a wonderful piece of nature. Luis Davila got a chance to make a pano inside the Spanish Navy submarine Mistral and it is SO COOL! But hey – it’s no place for someone who suffers from claustrophobia!

Also have a look at another pano from the submarine here.


Turaida Castle in autumn by Vil Muhametshin (click the picture to open the pano)

Of course, a nice aerial pano can’t be missed in any of our weekly round-ups. This time, Vil Muhametshin takes us high above Latvian woods and the Turaida castle. Check out this wonderful scenery with the Gauja river and the fairy tale-looking site below. Brilliant!


Chishui Danxia Landform by wongchichuen (click the picture to open the pano)

Wong Chi Chuen takes us to China’s Chishui Danxia Landform Park, which is actually larger than 1000 square kilometres and boasts a number of waterfalls, caves, huge forests and other beauties of nature. Just check out this waterfall on this pano – there’s actually a lot more!


Kelly Butte Trail, Cragside Switchbacks by Bill Edwards (click the picture to open the pano)

Bill Edwards captured this amazing view from the Kelly Butte Trail in Washington, US. Lovely combination of colours and Mt. Rainier looming in the backround make this pano really special. Great job.


Bell Gorge Kimberley by Tomasz Judkowiak (click the picture to open the pano)

Last week we brought you Tomasz Judkowiak’s pano from Kimberley, Australia. This week, it’s time for Tomasz Makarewicz’s pano from the same area, capturing the famous Bell Gorge. One of the most famous places in Kimberley is a busy one, but it really deserves the tourists’ attention. Have a look!


Don’t worry, we’re not done yet! Here comes more of last week’s panoramic beauty:


Mt. Kablar – Hermitage of St. Sava by Marko Randjic (click the picture to open the pano)

St. Nicholas Church Tower by Florian Knorn (click the picture to open the pano)

Atlantic Princess Wreck II by Marcio Cabral (click the picture to open the pano)

View from the walls of castle Arg Rhine by Sergej Esnault (click the picture to open the pano)

Sénégal River with traditional pirogues in Saint-Louis by Sergej Esnault (click the picture to open the pano)

Lisaandrik Winter

October 5 at 7:35pm

Hi I’ve only just joined this forum. I’m a newbie lol I want stark critism on a website I’ve just set up about all things VR. Its basic a way to introduce people to VR and a steep learning curve for me.

Hope this is allowed. Delete if not.

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Gumir Jamil

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We are living in interesting times. Especially around 360 photography, we as a community have been rather patiently twiddling our thumbs for more than a decade, waiting for the rest of the world to catch onto what an insanely great idea 360 and VR photography really is.
Apple invented QTVR, then abandoned it. Countless startups have come and gone, trying to bring 360 photography to the mainstream.
Then Oculus happened, and this has sort of jumpstarted a rennaissance for all stuff 360.
We, as 360 photographers, sort of gave up calling ourselves “VR Photographers” in around, well, 2007 maybe? Because no one knew what it meant.
So, for those of us who have been here for the long game, it is really interesting to see who is showing up to the party, now that 360 photography is suddenly cool.
The 360 video space is interesting, and there are a few interesting rigs being built. But the one that this blog post is about, is so outrageous in so many ways, that it has started a flame war of epic proportions. This novella-length facebook thread is so great, full of sharp insults, accusations of all kinds (many of which are completely justified) that I thought it would be a tragedy to see it disappear down the “facebook memory hole”.
For those of you who aren’t willing to dive all the way down, suffice to say that this camera rig has not been built; it should not be built; if it was built, no one in their right might would want to use it; the advertised resolution is wrong by nearly an order of magnitude; there would be holes in the resulting panoramic image; and a myriad of other problems. It is nice to see that someone is enthusiastic enough to try to build something like this, but it would be nice to see some more measured claims of performance, as well as actual examples, before this monstrosity is released upon the world.
But in the end, I hope Smashing Al does build an array camera rig, because the world needs more 360 cameras. And the fact is, a certain amount of ignorance is helpful, to shield you from the reality of how hard it all really is. “Stay hungry, stay foolish”. Right? :-)
I only hope that Smashing Al can manage to dial down the stuff that is so obviously false, and I wish him the best of luck!

Smashing Al

September 23 at 11:37pm

Hi everyone, we’re unveiling our professional VR camera system today called EYE, at Techcrunch Disrupt.

42 Blackmagic Micro Cinema (or Micro Studio) cameras, 24 microphones, global sync, global gps timecode, global remote control and more…

Main site:

Facebook Page –

We hope you like it!

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We hope your weekend was fantastic, and to make you start of the week a little bit better, here’s your weekly round-up of the most beautiful panoramas our community photographers uploaded last week!


Burj Khalifa by Studio Mambeau – Martijn Baudoin (click the picture to open the pano)

This week we start in Dubai, with Martijn’s fantastic view of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa. Sure, the view from the top is breathtaking, but why not make a picture from the bottom? The skyscraper looms in the sky, with its 629 metres and 160 floors, and it is definitely a building that should be in your bucket list.


Pedion Areos Aerial Athens Greece by Vasilis Triantafyllou (click the picture to open the pano)

From Dubai to Greece! Vasilis Triantafyllou uploaded a series of aerial panos from Athens, that you certainly don’t want to miss. This one boasts a lovely sunset on the horizon and thanks to the colours, this pano has a special atmosphere, don’t you think?


Tunnel Creek Kimberley Australia by Tomasz Judkowiak (click the picture to open the pano)

Time to move to the other side of the planet now, all the way to Australia. Tomasz Makarewicz made this pano in the Tunnel Creek national park. If you visit this cave, through the creek flows, make sure you find one of aboriginal paintings inside, and don’t get scared by the bats (or crocodiles)!


Pamukkale1 by Mostafa Ibrahim (click the picture to open the pano)

Pamukkale is certainly one of the most interesting places in Turkey. Translation to English “Cotton castle” pretty much describes what it looks like – even though it’s not cotton these terraces are made of. Thanks to 17 hot water springs (with temperatures almost up to 100°C!) it’s a popular tourist attraction, so make sure you stop by when you have a chance!


Steenstraat Grote Markt Brugge by Studio Mambeau – Martijn Baudoin (click the picture to open the pano)

Time for one more pano by Martijn Baudoin! This time it’s from Bruges, Belgium, and its lovely historical city centre. Some of the buildings around the Market square look almost just like they have never changed since being built in the 12th century – but the whole place was actually completely renovated in 1995. And it looks great, just like Martijn’s pano.

If you wanto to see other Martijn’s panos from Bruges, have a look here and here.


That was the top five of the last week, but it’s not the end today! Here’s more:


The Museum Of Steam Locomotives The Museum Of Steam Locomotives 6 Equi by Feliks Melnichenjko (click the picture to open the pano).

Hunters Night by Michał Nyklewicz (click the picture to open the pano).

Park Butte Lookout, North Cascades, WA State by Bill Edwards (click the picture to open the pano).

Golders Hill Park 04 by Martins Strubergs (click the picture to open the pano).


That’s it for this week! Make sure you check back next week for another summary of the most wonderful panos uploaded to 360Cities! See you!


Google Analytics is a great tool for tacking website performance. There are plenty of parameters and behaviors you can track in order to understand how users interact with websites and individual pages within websites.

Now you have the opportunity to add your Tracking ID to your 360Cities account (only for PRO and Company users) and start getting the stats of your panorama pages in your Google Analytics account.



  • What Google Analytics can do for you?

Google Analytics provides you with data and statistics about viewers who visit your panoramas. You will be able to see how many people view your panoramas, where they come from, how long they stay on your panorama pages and much more.

  • How to get your Google Analytics ID?

Access your existing Google Analytics account or create a new Google Analytics account. > At the top bar, select Admin.

There are three columns: Account, Property, and View. Go to the Property column, select the dropdown menu and then click on “create new property”.

You will have to answer some questions:

  • “What would you like to track?” -> Website
  • “Website Name” -> Whatever you want
  • “Website URL” -> Select https, enter
  • “Industry category”, “Reporting Time Zone” -> Whatever you want
  • Click on “Get Tracking ID”

Scroll up to the top and you will be given an ID in the following format: UA-19566883-3

Copy and paste the ID you receive into the box on the page.

More info here. 

I was going to show Airpano for some friends but after trying it I had to give up. The settings for flash are screwed up and the performance very bad. Sergey Semenov please check. I am on a new imac 27. I also installed last flash to be sure that this is not the problem. See More

What’s your favorite rig for video 360’s? Anything decent for $1,000 or less? Those GoPro mount rigs seem a little steep considering they don’t include the cameras…

On back from ‪#‎ivrpa2015‬ – My take of the Prague Astronomical Clock – Pražský orloj. Don’t forget to bring your cell phone! | Astronomical Clock
An interactive panoramic photo of Prague Astronomical Clock – Pražský orloj, Prague, Czech Republic


Jaime Brotons Cano via PanoramicasAereas

Some panoramas from the land of Don Quijote
Panorámicas aéreas de los molinos de Consuegra y Castillo de la Muela, Toledo

I spent the weekend at a fly-in on a friend’s private airfield. Had a great time! Took this panorama and a bunch of other photos you can see here (also a larger version that you can zoom and pan around in):…/Grignons-2015-Flyin/1 row, 22 columns, 467 megapixels, Nikon D810, Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 200mm, f/11, ISO 250, 1/400 shutter speed. Stitched and blended with PTGui.

Aaron Priest's photo.

inside an inflatable art instillation at a music festival. It would have been easier but the colors kept changing and I was shooting it hand held. its about 300×180º view. Brian Drourr Photography

Brian Drourr's photo.
I posted a picture taken with the Theta S on reddit. Best viewed with a Google Cardboard or Oculus Rift.
1 points and 1 comments so far on reddit

Sunset over a cinder cone out in the Mojave Desert on Route 66

A 360 panorama of the sunset and moonrise at Amboy Crater Amboy Crater National Natural Landmark is out on Route 66
in the Mojave Desert. You can hike to the top of the 250′ cinder cone, but we just ate sandwiches in the parking lot…


Paul Footleg shared his photo.

Finally converted my cave panoramics virtual tour to HTML using the updated krpano viewer and got it all working on touch screen mobile devices. So how can hopefully be viewed on most devices. Jump straight in via this link: or find links to specific images in the comments in my caving album

Paul Footleg's photo.

Paul Footleg with Peter Clewes

Paul Dold and I were rather excited when we discovered this beautiful bit of new cave in July this year.
It is just a pretty looking the other way too, but you … See More
Getting up close with a couple of Little Planets from Banksy’s Dismaland Tour I’ve got coming down the line.
Matt Kaye's photo.
Matt Kaye's photo.
Google views now integrated in Google maps. Implementation not terminated still a lot open to desire, but sure a boost in views numbers is visible. Here my graph, daily views are now between 100000 and 200000
Willy Kaemena's photo.
I have a question regarding Google Trusted photographers – do they set their own prices for panoramas or are they somehow “prescribed” by Google? I was just wondering because I tried several times to join the program but never really got a response (except the automated one – we received you request and are looking into it.) So I thought perhaps there are too many in the area (unlikely in North Wales but possible). There are some – and on one of the web sites I saw the offer … See More
Anyone used this software? Had a client’s client ask for images in Skybox format. Skybox format is simply cube faces, but a branding name perhaps to confuse buyers. I don’t really see anything here that would justify the high price or could not be done without this. Am I wrong?
360/VR Plugin Suite for After Effects. *To upgrade from SkyBox-select from dropdown menu below.


Chicago, earlier in September. Who else likes the challenge of crowds?
Tom Lassiter's photo.


Stefano Gelli shared Panoramiche sferiche e 360‘s photo.

Guinigi Tower in a very windy day. I have had some problem with leaves … Enjoy!
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I just noticed that the last model of my Sai custom made panohead is with rotator very usefull for cha cha method of shooting stereo with invisible tripod

Here are my panoramas from Norway tagged with Norway by the way, captured by the way smile emoticonAs an electrical technician in mobile communications I have the opportunity to travel a lot (sometimes more than 2000km per week) and take a photo of some interesting landscape. A lot of my panoramas are handheld, some not, because business is first than pleasure.


Vladimir Kushnarev

The Eshtykkel trakt. One of the most beautiful places on the route of our expedition. Panorama stitched with10 vertical frames.
Vladimir  Kushnarev's photo.
Eclipse tonight
Total eclipse of the moon over Lake Erie
Portuguese Only / sorry smile emoticon – Quick 360º tour of a small fishing village in Algarve, Portugal, called Salema. 2 Versions, Desktop and VR / Smartphone Version . Enjoy and Relax smile emoticon For Travel and Leisure is one of best Secret Beaches on Earth smile emoticon I confirm…/best-secret-beaches-on-…/6
Segundo dizem, é uma das praias mais secretas do mundo
This “stuff” ( ) is going to stereo and VR goggles ready … can’t wait the season to start…yeah! (now a ‘hunt’ for people to help me… suffer, pain, hunger, thirst… and no paid job … Avanti Popolo! )
Boštjan Burger's photo.



Tom Poole

Can anyone recall an online website where the menu was a panoramic image? Few years back, you had all the hyperlinks in effect on the inside of the sphere and could click into the article. Can’t find it frown emoticon

Backstage photos of the MINI BMW stand at the IAA. 24 hour project. more details down.
Visual Solutions 360's photo.

Visual Solutions 360 with Jann Lipka and 4 others at IAA Frankfurt

I share with you some of the backstage photos and experiences of the shooting of the BMW Mini
stand at the international car show at Frankfurt IAA: After waiti… See More

Hello, even if I do 360° photography since years, I’m a total newcomer to 360° video. As I’m in testing phase, I have to start on low budget. I’d like to know if it’s possible to start with a config of 6 Xiaomi Yi Cam + the rig showed here :…/pp_230439.html or do you think it’s a wast of time ?

I like this. Do you think I should buy it?
Test shooting pano using iPhone 6s, resolution is 62MP (
Moafaq Jamal Ashshareef's photo.

Ali Zareiee shared his video.

Amy Chmelecki in Redbull Air Force smile emoticon Spectacular scenes.

Someday, all webcams will be this awesome.
See Seattle in surroundview! #spaceneedle


vacuum cleaner
Honda USA site has launched panorama tour of the Honda Collection Hall. I took the panorama at the end of the last year. There are a lot of contents such as the inside of the car and running scene. There is also a giga pixel panorama in racing motor cycle on the third floor. See More


Honda Collection Hall – Virtual Gallery – Honda

Journey through a 360 degree view of Honda’s museum gallery, the Honda Collection Hall. Browse restored vehicles, power products and racing…
My last Flying Willy. From the top of a building. I’ve made 8 pictures, but stitched only 7 to complete the panorama. The nadir got a little unreal, but I think it is “ok enough” smile emoticon and didn’t need a cap. VR Ready with new krpano 1.19-pr3. Sorry for not sending the direct link nor a link to an english post, but I think that you might be interested in other things published there, like the equipment used, a little planet version, the picture of the building from wh… See More
Oi pessoal, começo explicando o “quase” no título. Essa foto não é aérea, foi tirada de cima de um prédio, sem sequer um mastro.
O truque está em como foi fotografada e na montagem, que faz o prédi…

Hi guys! It was a tremendous week – at least for our community photographers, who uploaded some real gems to 360Cities. Let’s have a look at the most wonderful pieces we saw last week.


Chapada dos Veadeiros – Favorito Grass by Marcio Cabral (click the picture to open the pano)


Marcio Cabral is one of the top photographers in our community, and he proved it with this pano from Brazil. We absolutely love the way Marcio combined the Milky way on a starry sky, together with the colourful grass all around. Perfect job!


Atlantic Princess Wreck by Marcio Cabral (click the picture to open the pano)


Two panos in one weekly summary? That’s what we call a perfect week for Marcio Cabral. This time, he dove deep into the Carribean to find the wreck of the Atlantic Princess, a ship used mostly for touristic cruises – not anymore, obviously. Right now, it serves mostly as a great place for scuba divers. Or scuba panoramic photographers…?


Night view of Sunken Garden in Sunpu-jo Castle park by bibouroku tabito (click the picture to open the pano)


Time to move to Japan, thanks to this wonderful piece by Bibouroku Tabito. This is the Sunken garden of Sunpu castle in Shizuoka. As well as Marcio Cabral, the night served well for the purpose of taking this picture, so the colourful flowers all around can really stand out. Beautiful!


Pender Harbour, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada by Jorgen Bjerke (click the picture to open the pano)


You can be sure you’ll find at least one aerial pano in our summary every week. This time it’s Joergen Bjerke’s panoramic picture of the Pender harbour in BC, Canada. What we like about this one, is that it’s REALLY high – and it gives you an image of how beautiful the nature over there really is. Time for a visit, maybe?


Pozzo di San Patrizio (St. Patrick well) by Marco Gioia  (click the picture to open the pano)


This one is simply awesome. Marco stood almost at the very bottom of this ancient well to give you an idea of how deep it really is – just open the pano and have a look around, especially above you. Another cool this is that it was built almost five centuries ago, and it still looks perfect. Just like Marco’s pano.


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Roberto verino spanish designer1 in MBFWMadrid 2015 by luis davilla (click the picture to open the pano)


Alsterfontane Hamburg by Flavio Di Mattia (click the picture to open the pano)


Snow covered Japanese ceder woods by kiyoharu takamura (click the picture to open the pano)


That’s it for this week! Make sure you check back next time and be sure you’ll find some more panoramic beauty again! See you!