Features & specifications for 360 photo editor

Posted by Ulla Engeström on May 3, 2016 9:55:15 AM
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The 360 photo editor is now released to Premium clients as well as users with beta access to thinglink.com. 
 
We will continue rolling out some UI improvements and new features  to this editor.  Below is a breakdown technical specifications. 
We would love to hear your feedback on product features. For daily updates and examples, check out our 360 beta tester group on Facebook.  If you'd like to book a demo or have any additional questions, please email support@thinglink.com
  
Full technical specifications:
 
    • 360 Image upload
      • File type: JPEG
      • Image aspect ratio: 2:1
      • Max resolution: 4096x2048 (will increase to 5376 x 2688 to match Theta S)
    • Background audio file for the base image
      • File type for audo file: MP3
    • Tag types available:
      • Image tag
        • File type for image: JPEG
        • File type for audo file: MP3
        • Text description: recommended amount of characters - 140 or less 
        • Web link: use this formula within text desctiption to add a clickable web link:
          • [TEXT](link) 
      • Video tag
        • File type for the video: MP4
        • Maximum size: 25 mb
        • Video codec: H264 video codec 
        • Audio codec: AAC audio codec
        • Text description: recommended amount of characters - 140 or less 
        • Recommended dimensions: 640 x 360 for optimized mobile playback
      • Embed tag
        • iFrame embed code. Please keep in mind the following limitation: depending on the type of embed you are using, it may or may not be compatible with VR version of the end content.
        • The most common example of an iFrame embed code is the YouTube video embed code which looks like this:
          <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/pChlenkNWos?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
      • Transition tag
        • Link to another 360 image content created with ThingLink. Should start with 'http://thinglink.com/media/' followed by {content_id}. 

 

Enable auto-play:  

You will notice that there is a "Play" button on your embedded 360 image.  

You can autoplay all the images by adding "?autoplay=1" at the end of an image id, please see example below:

<iframe src="https://www.thinglink.com/mediacard/802578159638675457?autoplay=1" width="640" height="400" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen></iframe>

 

Watch a demo of the new editor: 

Topics: VR, editor