Location, map and camera info can now be added to posts on Kuula
We just launched a new feature on Kuula that a lot of our users asked for. You can now share the GPS location and other camera information on your posts!
Location shows GPS coordinates and the name of the place where the shot was made and it’s linked to a mini map.
The camera information provides data such as device model, focal lenght, exposure time, aperture and ISO and it might look something like this RICOH THETA S – 1.31mm / 1/8s / ƒ2.0 / ISO 100.
You can now choose to share this information with your viewers with one click in the post editor! This new function is available for all our users – PRO and free.continue
Featured 360 photos – best 360 images from USS Mohawk, Al Capone Cell and Ingarö Island
Featured 360 photos – here we come with a new selection of amazing 360 photos that have been posted to Kuula. Congrats to those who have been featured this time!continue
No limit on the number of virtual tour public Collections on Kuula
Virtual tour public Collections – we listen to our users and we have removed the limit to create public Collections in our Basic plan. Now you can create as many as you want, for free!continue
NEW “Add to Collection” button
Thank you everyone for such a positive feedback regarding our new Collections feature! Some of our users asked if we could add a button that will allow to create Collections even faster than before. And here it is 🙂 !continue
Best 360 photos from Hong Kong, Portofino & Dubai
Here is another selection of the best 360 photos that have been posted to Kuula recently. Congratulations to all those talented photographers that have been featured this time!
We’d like to present you 360 photos from Hong Kong, Portofino and Dubai, such different cities, but all amazing. Just have a look and immerse yourself into their beautiful surroundings!continue
Kuula embed editor
Did you know that Kuula has an easy-to-use Embed Editor? Now you can even create embeds with your own logo and you can adjust the way the embeds look. This post is a quick tutorial how to create embeds and add 360 photos to your website, to an online magazine article or to a blog.continue
4k 360 Cameras that produce the best quality photos
This article was written by Daniel, creator of threesixtycameras.com – A website dedicated to reviewing and comparing all 360 Cameras.
Want to produce high quality 360 images? Make sure your camera can shoot in 4K!
I don’t know about you, but I’ve spent more time than I’d like to admit exploring the featured photos on the Kuula home page. 360 degree photos are an exciting new medium that people are responding too positively. Being able to capture everything around a camera instantly is something that was unimaginable just 10 years ago. But here we are, Kuula is already full of thousands of amazing 360 photos and if you want to add to the collection, you need to make sure you have the right camera.continue
Guide to collections on Kuula
Adding photo albums to Kuula was, by far, the most requested feature by our users. We listened and we’re happy to announce that we released the Collections feature. You can now easily organize your own posts and posts of others you like into Collections. When they are ready, share & embed them. This post is a quick tutorial how to create and manage Collections on Kuula.continue
Thrilled to exhibit at VRLA on 4/14 & 4/15! Will we see you there?
We’re thrilled to announce that Kuula has been invited to VRLA Expo 2017, the world’s largest virtual and augmented reality expo, on April 14th and 15th at the Los Angeles Convention Center!
At VRLA, you can join thousands of immersive technology professionals and enthusiasts, and see cutting-edge demos of the most exciting projects in development for the Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, Microsoft HoloLens, Samsung Gear VR and more. Kuula is one of them! Come see us at the Indie Zone and enjoy Kuula stunning 360/VR images we’ll have there for you to see in Kuula VR app! You’ll be able to browse our photos like they deserve to be seen – being fully immersed in VR!continue
Aurora, Mars Rover & Van Gogh’s bedroom – Kuula Editors’ Picks
Kuula users post hundreds of 360 photos and images every day – many of them are amazing! This post starts the “Editors’ Picks” series, in which we’ll be sharing the best of the best on Kuula.
Many talented photographers and 3D artists have demonstrated their skills capturing well-executed photographs of landscapes, cities, lifestyle scenes or creating breathtaking 3D renders and illustrations. We chose the below images because we feel they best represent the diversity, creativity and the potential of 360 photos. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do. Congrats to all those who have been selected!continue
360 photo description – tag and format post descriptions
360 photo description is important. Kuula is all about sharing your 360 images with the community, so tagging and describing your posts will help others find your work.
360 photo description is important will help viewers (and search engines!) understand what the picture represents. A great picture may be worth a thousand words, but a couple of sentences in the description will help. This is why we encourage everyone to add 360 photos tagging and formameaningful descriptions to their posts.
When you upload a photo to Kuula, by default it will set the original file name as description. If you do a batch upload of tens of photos from the same location, this can be useful to sort out which one is which.
This article has been moved to our Support section. You can find it here.
Guide to virtual reality headsets for 360° photography
The best way to experience 360° photos is in virtual reality. That is why at Kuula, we created a dedicated application. Now you can browse all our photos like they deserve to be seen – fully immersed in VR!
There are hundreds of virtual reality headsets avaialble on the market, some of the are great others, not so much. This article will help you choose the right headset for the best VR photo experience.continue
Happy Holidays from Kuula!
Interview with Tomasz Mielnik one of Kuula featured users
Today we present an interview with Tomasz Mielnik, a 360 photographer that comes from southeastern Poland. Poland has always been a place where cultures of the East and the West were merging and Tomasz is perfect in capturing the magic of that.
Saint Nicolas orthodox church in Hrebenne, Polandcontinue
Ludic 360 illustrations by artist & graphic designer Mr Tronch
André Coronado aka Mr Tronch is an artist based in Lima, Peru. He experiments with a ludic style and absurd drawings in various digital formats, including animated GIFs and 360 illustrations.
At Kuula, we love artists that go beyond photography and explore uncharted territories in 360° imagery. Sometimes, what catches our attention, is a clever composition trick. Another time it’s 360 illustrations or graphics rendered in 3D software.
Discover the playful 360° scenes by Obaqui360
Obaqui360 is the studio of Marcos Rios, a 360° artist & photographer from São Paulo, Brazil. He creates 360° compositions that combine beautiful, scenic environments with captivating characters. This results in playful and slightly surreal scenes, full of details to explore.
Aerial 360° photography tips and tricks with Jason Wiegand
Aerial and drone shots are the most spectacular form of 360° photography. On Kuula, we’re always exicited to see our users posting new, surprising shots. Creating 360° aerial photos may seem very complicated at first, but with a little bit of practice, you can get some great results (relatively) easily! Jason Wiegand, an expert drone photographer, shares some tricks and tips of the trade.continue
7 tips for 360° photographers
Virtual Reality is a hot topic these days & 360° photography offers an affordable and easy way to start your adventure with creating immersive content. Starting with photography for VR is as easy as buying a 360° camera and registering on Kuula.
At Kuula we not only build the tools to help you share 360° photos, but we love taking them ourselves. Based on our personal experience and looking through thousands of photos our users have posted, we compiled a list tips and tricks for every VR photography enthusiasts.continue
Lens flare on 360 photo – Kuula video tutorial
Lens flare on 360 photo – it brings a new light on your photos, it’s an art form of its own. You can use it to create a unique feel, capable of evoking the drama within your photography. With the lens flare effect, you’ll find many ways to easily enhance the beauty and creativity of your 360° photography.continue
Interview with Humayunn Niaz Ahmed Peerzaada
Getting started with 360° photography
The Holiday season is upon us and everyone is trying to figure out what presents to get. If you like to try new, cool devices, a 360° camera is an ideal gift! Don’t worry – 360° photography no longer requires expensive equipment and complicated software. There is a few great, inexpensive point-and-shoot cameras on the market and now they got even cheaper!
Interview with Quba Michalski (aka QubaVR)
We present first in a series of interviews with our users. This time we sat down with Quba Michalski, who was one of the very first to join us and post his work on Kuula. Check out what he has to say about 360° images and VR in general. Enjoy!continue
Sharing 360 in-game screenshots with NVIDIA Ansel and Kuula
Have you heard of Ansel? It’s a new technology to capture 360 in-game shots introduced by NVIDIA a few months ago. Our users already posted their first captures and they look amazing!continue
Sharing & embedding 360° photos with Kuula
Uploading 360 photos on Kuula
Uploading 360 photos and images has never been easier thanks to Kuula. Whether you want to experiment taking 360 photos with your mobile phone, have a Ricoh Theta or a DSLR or use a 3D software to render 360 images, Kuula is the best place to share your work. It has an easy to use interface for uploading files and it works right in your browser on both desktop and mobile devices.
Here’s a handy quickstart guide how to use Kuula, register and upload your first image! It’s very easy.continue
360 Degree Photos With Your Smartphone – How to Shoot Them?
When Google Street View first came out, it was an amazing technical achievement. Browsing 360° Street View photos felt a lot like actually going to all these places!
Those photos were made by expensive and bulky cameras mounted of cars, but today 360° photo making is becoming more accessible for everyone thanks to a new generation of devices such as Ricoh Theta S or the Samsung Gear 360.
In the long run, it’s quite likely that we will be able to snap 360°s with our smartphones, using a pair of integrated wide-angle lenses or even some more advanced tech such a light-field camera that Lytro is working on.
Meanwhile, to get a taste how fun 360° photography can be, you do not need to spend any money, because there’s an app for that!continue