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How To: Ricoh Theta S 360° Camera & ThingLink

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Sep 20, 2016 5:54:27 PM

360° photography does not require stitching software, photoshop, and a thousand dollar rig. Many ThingLink users prefer to use the Ricoh Theta S to easily create their own high quality 360° images.  Learn how to go from photoshoot to finished product with the Ricoh Theta S and these three steps. 

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Topics: How To, VR

New Feature: Customizable Web Link Tag

Posted by Andrew Beelitz on Sep 9, 2016 3:35:00 PM

One of the biggest feature requests over the last year has been the ability to customize the content of web link tags on ThingLink.  Previously, ThingLink would pull the metadata displayed on your web page and translate it into a tag with a picture and title that could not be edited.  Now you can fully customize the content of these web link tags, including image, title, body text, and call-to-action button.  Continue reading to learn more what this feature means, why it is valuable and how to use it. 

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Topics: How To, editor

New Feature: SVG/Responsive Hotspot Icons

Posted by Gabriela DeGuzman on Sep 8, 2016 9:59:55 AM

SVG (scalable vector graphics) hotspot icons are now available on ThingLink with paid user accounts! Now users have the ability to set the icon size in the editor, and these SVG icons will then scale proportionally based on the width of the screen. This will improve the user experience of ThingLink, especially on mobile phones. 

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360° Entertainment Content

Posted by Hillary Billingsley on Sep 1, 2016 9:43:00 AM

Give fans a deeper connection to their favorite shows with 360° set tours, interviews and more.  CLICK HERE to watch our 360° Entertainment Webinar.   Or, read this blog post to learn how you can use 360° media in entertainment. 

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Topics: How To, VR

How To: Accessing and Interpreting your Image Statistics

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Aug 26, 2016 4:27:38 PM

With digital content, it’s key to not just create awesome content but also to track how others interact with it. It’s not worth investing your time in the creation process if your material isn’t performing the way you want it to. With ThingLink metrics, track how your creations perform and use that information to continually improve your material!

ThingLink statistics are included for all of your images, videos, and 360 images with any of our paid plans. Here we’ll go through all the included data, how to manipulate it, and how to interpret it from top to bottom. To access your image statistics, click the stats button right beneath your image or video that looks like a chart. 

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How To: Create & Use Custom Icons

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Jul 19, 2016 2:55:27 PM

With Summer upon us it's the perfect time to sharpen our ThingLink skills. One little known way to enhance your interactive images is with custom icons. Custom icons tailor your images in a truly unique way, creating interactive content that seamlessly integrates with your current branding and company stlye.  Read on to learn how to easily create icons with Powerpoint, upload icons to ThingLink, add special effects to your icons, and some of our favorites from fellow users. 

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How To: 360° Real Estate Virtual Tours

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Jun 30, 2016 11:52:55 AM

This month in How To we are jumping into the world of 360° real estate virtual tours. Buyers these days expect much more than a basic slideshow when they see an online listing, and with the ThingLink 360° editor anyone can create stunning 360° tours that immerse buyers in a new space.

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Topics: How To, VR

Adding Google Tools to your Interactive Creations

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Jun 9, 2016 3:02:13 PM

It's easier than ever to use all your favorite online tools together! Many of our users, education and business alike, use Google Apps to get more done. With ThingLink add Google Docs, Slides, Forms, and Maps to your images and create and combine like a pro. 

Docs are perfect for adding a bit more text than comfortable fits in standard tag and slides are the perfect way to remind share a presentation from class or a meeting. Maps add location context to the image and forms are a great way to quiz comprehension, collect submissions, or just take feedback! Read on to learn how to use all these tools in your ThingLink image.

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Sharing ThingLink to social media: tips and ideas

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Apr 20, 2016 2:06:25 PM

Everyone knows how important social media is, but not everyone knows how to stand out. ThingLink lets your business attract attention in a landscape where businesses compete for each and every like, share, and follow. This post will give you tips and ideas for bringing interactivity to your social media profiles so that your profile can shine. 

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Various Methods to Create Your Own 360° Content

Posted by Rachel Cohen on Mar 24, 2016 10:14:06 AM

 

It was only 20 years ago that the first digital cameras hit the market. We paid hundreds to take low resolution pictures with hardware that could only store a few photos at a time. While digital photography has improved vastly, it generally still does the same thing, capturing a limited view of what’s in front of us. But now in 2016, things are finally changing with the introduction of 360° images. The ability to create spherical images, where the finished product shows every direction, is not only possible but it’s becoming increasingly accessible. Today, we’re talking about different cameras you can use to create your own 360 material.

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