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We’re pleased to announce an exciting new Distribution Partnership between Getty Images and 360Cities. Participating 360Cities’ photographers will benefit from the global reach of Getty Images’ own and third party sales forces who will promote interactive 360° panoramic imagery from 360Cities as part of their regular offering to thousands of business customers around the world.

According to Hugh Pinney, Getty Images’ Vice-President of Editorial Content, “We see a significant opportunity to make the experience of 360° interactivity a natural part of engaging with online content in both the editorial and commercial markets. We want to enable media clients and their consumers to experience 360° content on a daily basis and to start to expect interactivity when engaging with current affairs. We see our partnership with 360Cities, the world’s largest collection of high-quality, interactive panoramas from thousands of the finest VR photographers from around the world, as a natural fit in realizing this opportunity.”

Getty Images is the world’s leader in visual communication. With its advanced search and image recognition technology, Getty Images serves business customers in almost 200 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and content creators help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and online media.

See our Help Guide for more information on how you can participate and benefit from our exciting new Distribution Partnership with Getty Images.

The 360Cities Team

Photo by Amypalko



We’ve just created a new category for blog posts created by you, the awesome panoramic photographers who make up our community. The category is called “Guest Contributions” and we hereby invite you to share your insights about techniques, technical improvements, or the story behind panoramas that you’ve uploaded to

Please send your ideas to Write “Guest Contribution” in the subject field. We’ll get back to you to discuss and agree on next steps, the goal being to turn as many ideas as possible into interesting blog posts.

The 360Cities Team

Are you in Las Vegas attending the CES show this week? Stop by the LG Pavilion and check out their new Ultra HD Touch displays, where they are using beautiful immersive panoramic images from to demonstrate them.
If you can’t make it to Las Vegas, here’s a short clip for you instead:


White Tip Shark Ilot Mato South Reef New Caledonia, Melanesia. Panorama made by 


The swift current of Rio Francés, South America. Panorama made by 


Uyuni, Bolivia, South America. Panorama made by H


Seljalandsfoss, Iceland. Panorama made by 


Frosty winter forest, Finland. Panorama made by 


Upper Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA. Panorama made by 


Tower of Hercules, Spain. Panorama made by 


Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, France. Panorama made by 


Maria Aurora’s Millennium Tree, Philippines, Asia. Panorama made by 


Blue Spring of Bonito River, Brazil. Panorama made by 


Sunrise in Halong Bay, Vietnam. Panorama made by .



Here are some of your favorite panoramas of 2012 (part 1/2). It is not easy to select one as your favorite and impossible to say which one is the best. We are lucky, we can enjoy all of them.

Take your time, fly, and dream.


Chachar Fasl Museum, Arak, Iran. Panorama made by



Monumental acro paragliding show, Spain. Panorama made by 

Monumental acro paragliding show, Spain


Paragliding, Yamac-Parasutu,Turkey.Panorama made by  paragliding-turkey-yamac-parasutu, Turkey


Hot Air Ballooning in Fiji, Melanesia. Panorama made by  

Hot Air Ballooning in Fiji, Melanesia



The Milky Way Over Rakow Mecklenburg, Germany. Panorama made by 


Illumination on cherry blossoms in autumn, Japan. Panorama made by  


Northern Ligths:

Northern light near Kiruna, Sweden. Panorama made by 


Northern lights in kirkenes snow hotel, Norway. Panorama made by L




Inside a washing machine, Barcelona, Spain. Panorama made by 


Back to the Future DeLorean Interior, Toronto, Canada. Panorama made by 


Doing the Dishes, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Panorama made by  


Shower, Tokyo, Japan. Panorama made by 


Interior view of refrigerator 2012, Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Germany. Panorama made by 



London2012 Paralympics Closing Ceremony 10, London, England, UK. Panorama made by 


Gerelt Zul Urguh Yoslol, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Panorama made by  



We are pleased to announce that a large selection of 360Cities’ panoramas have been included as a default feature in Microsoft’s new Windows 8 Travel App, powered by Bing, which was released on October 26th, 2012.
See how it works:


The Bing Travel App features thousands of 360Cities’ panoramas from around the world. We expect the number to increase over time. In selecting panoramas for the Travel App, Microsoft specifically looks for high quality panoramas of iconic locations. The chance of your panoramas being selected increases based not only on the quality and theme of your panorama but also on the quality of the metadata and tags.
A select few 360Cities’ panoramas will even have the honor of featuring on the homepage. The first of these appeared on October 26th. Here’s a screenshot: homepage on 26 October 2012

Big thanks to Microsoft and the Bing team for helping bring 360Cities images to an even larger audience. Find out more about Bing apps on Windows 8 here.