Facebook has recently enabled users to post 360° photos and videos on Facebook. For this feature to work with your V.360° photos there are two options on how to get Facebook to recognize your photos as 360°.
Our photos are cylindrical and Facebook looks for equirectangular photos. However, there is an easy fix:
- Go to this site: http://panoramaphotographer.com/software/exiffixer/
- Download their free app
- Run it and click the "Choose JPEG Panorama" button
- Select the photo you took with the V.360
- IMPORTANT- *** Choose Equirectangular (Not Cylindrical) ***
- Click Add Metadata
- Note: Ignore all command prompts that appear. They are just the program writing the new metadata.
This will update your jpg file and when you upload it to Facebook, it will show up as a 360-degree photo.
- If you download your photos or do any editing, your V.360° photos lose the metadata that tells Facebook it is a 360° image. To replace this there are many techniques explained here: https://facebook360.fb.com/editing-360-photos-injecting-metadata/ Out of these, the easiest we have found is using the Photoshop templates. Follow this link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/70mwlh8k0y4rg0g/AACVNV7hvRZtjEKj4DoJMhCba?dl=0&lst= and download the file "pano-template-360-65-6000x1217.psd" and then simply follow the directions located with the file. When you post the saved photo facebook will recognize the pixel dimensions and shows it as a 360° photo!