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How to upload an image

As soon as you register on Kuula, you can start uploading images and photos. In fact this is what Kuula is all about! Here's a short article explaining how to do it - it's really simple.

Supported formats & sizes

First fo all, before you upload an image, you need to make sure it has the right size and file format. In short:

  • Equirectangular projection
  • JPG, PNG or GIF
  • Max dimensions 16384 x 8192 pixels (16K)
  • No file size (KB) limits

Kuula supports 360 images in equirectangular projection. It's the default format used by the majority of 360 cameras and stitching software. Kuula supports full 360x180 panoramas, partial panoramas, 3D panoramas and regular non panoramic images.

Cubemaps & fisheye formats are not supported. If you have a Samsung Gear360 or a 360fly camera, you need to make sure the images are exported into the correct format.

For reference here's what a typical equirectangular projection 360x180 panorama looks like when viewed as a flat image:

An example of equirectangular projection image

Maximum supported image dimensions are 16384 x 8192 pixels (16K) for 360 images and 8192 x 8192 (8K) for regular images. Please note that on some older PCs or mobile devices the maxmimum supported dimensions can be smaller.

Kuula supports the following file formats are JPG, PNG and GIF. There is no limit on the file size (in KB). The file can be as large as you want.

Upload section

Below, this article focuses on uploading individual images. If you would like to upload multiple photos at once to create a Virtual Tour, please check this tutorial.

You can upload both 360° and regular images to Kuula. The workflow is the same for both, you only need to choose what type of image you want to upload by navigating to either Upload > 360° image or Upload > Regular image from the main menu.

Once there, you will see a page similar to the one below. Now, you can select a image file from your drive with the Select image... button or by simply drag & drop the image into the circle in the middle.

Editing & posting

Once the photo is processed, you can adjust the settings on the right side panel. There are a number of available functions, including setting the privacy to Public, Unlisted or Private (the two latter options are available to PRO users only). You can also use the Add to tour button to add the post to an existing or new Virtual Tour.

When you are done editing the photo - simply hit the Post It button. And that's it! Your photo should be posted and, unless it's set to Private, it will be available for sharing immediately after that.

Note on compression

Kuula encodes all uploaded images as JPGs regardless of the original format. A slight compression is applied.

The amount of compression is carefully balanced for quality, load times and optimal performance across different devices. We believe that fast load times and smooth performance is every bit as important for user experience as the quality of the image itself. The same setting is applied automatically for all uploads.