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How to upload 360 panoramas to Skypixel?
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PhotoMu
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So I've become pretty good at making panoramas -- with both DJI Go and the Litchi app.  I'm pretty good now at creating fun tiny earth images.  
However, I don't know how to upload my panoramas to places like SkyPixel to turn them into 360 virtual panoramas.  When I try to upload, I get messages like "please make sure the aspect ratio of your panorama in pixel width and height is 2:1"

I've looked around and can't find any tutorials about how to properly format my panoramas specifically for sites like SkyPixel.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!!

I'm using Microsoft ICE to create my panormas.  I assume I choose stereographic...but every option I try seems to fail when I upload to SkyPixel

Thanks much!

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labroides
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The short answer is:
Use the Spherical projection
Copy the panorama onto a blank canvas with the height = 50% of the width
Hand paint the missing sky detail
Reduce the image size to 8000x4000
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labroides@yahoo Posted at 2016-6-7 06:26
The short answer is:
Use the Spherical projection
Copy the panorama onto a blank canvas with the hei ...

Thanks so much!  I will try that!!
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PhotoMu
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labroides@yahoo Posted at 2016-6-7 06:26
The short answer is:
Use the Spherical projection
Copy the panorama onto a blank canvas with the hei ...

I've tried this several times and am beginning to see where I'm messing up.  It seems difficult to believe that I need to hand-paint around 30% of the image (half the sky)_.  I've looked at so many examples from others, and while I think they're retouching some, it just doesn't see like they're painting so much of the sky.  Maybe I'm still doing something wrong lol
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PhotoMu Posted at 2016-6-9 12:57
I've tried this several times and am beginning to see where I'm messing up.  It seems difficult to ...

You can't photograph the upper sky with the Phantom because the camera just won't angle up far enough and you are in propeller territory if you could.
Because I've done some that didn't have much sky to begin with, only having to paint 30% of the image sounds pretty good to me.
I've seen that some also "cheat" by splicing a sky from another image but that adds other issues making things look right.
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labroides@yahoo Posted at 2016-6-9 13:26
Tou can't photograph the upper sky wit the Phantom because the camera just won't angle up far enou ...

Yeah, after haven't given it some thought, I figure splicing end another Sky would be my best bet. Thanks :-)
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I wish Skypixel would allow you to limit how high the viewer can scroll upward.  I use PTGui to stitch my spherical panoramas and it has this ability using the Publish to Website command.  Downward tilt limit of -90° and upward tilt limit of +30° seems to work well.  But the output from PTGui Publish to Website is a format not usable with Skypixel.  If you don't want to see a blank sky or fake sky, just don't look  up there.  
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mikeon Posted at 2016-6-9 12:09
I wish Skypixel would allow you to limit how high the viewer can scroll upward.  I use PTGui to stit ...

Theres the option of using a SLR camera with a fisheye lens to take a panorama of the sky before or after the flight and use that as the "fake" sky to blend into the drone panorama.
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davidson_g Posted at 2016-6-9 20:17
Theres the option of using a SLR camera with a fisheye lens to take a panorama of the sky before o ...

That is an even better idea. I usually carry a fisheye with me... In fact, I should just create a personal gallery fisheye Sky Images for this exact purpose. Thanks for the awesome suggestion
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PhotoMu Posted at 2016-6-9 16:47
That is an even better idea. I usually carry a fisheye with me... In fact, I should just create a  ...

You're very welcome!
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Face-AcheNZ
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I'm struggling a bit with 360 pano's. Using ICE, and i just can't get it to not cut off the edges of my panorama. Hopefully this pic below helps - just can't resize it any smaller than what it is so that it encompasses the whole pano; what am i doing wrong?!?!



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Face-AcheNZ Posted at 2018-3-9 19:06
I'm struggling a bit with 360 pano's. Using ICE, and i just can't get it to not cut off the edges of my panorama. Hopefully this pic below helps - just can't resize it any smaller than what it is so that it encompasses the whole pano; what am i doing wrong?!?!

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This is not an issue. Those grid lines you're seeing in the 2nd step are just guidelines for the projection. In th next step, "crop", you'll be able to crop the picture to include the edges.
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Edward_Horvath
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I have been trying for ever and cannot seem to get a proper pano completed.  Are there tutorials now?
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