Have you already tried to send a 360 photo directly by mail ? If you sent it enclosed, your recipient only saw a distorted photo like the picture below. That's because the original format of 360 equi-rectangular photos is originally spherical so you need to read it via a specific 360 viewer.
But no need to worry about this, Panoraven ( yes, this website) is a simple and free solution for this matter. You don't even need to login to upload a photo!
Step 1 : Upload your 360 photo
Upload your 360 photo directly on this page. This works with all 360 photos and jpg and png are accepted. You can upload by dragging and dropping a single photo or several at once (slider mode). When the upload is complete, you will have access to the 360 viewer to visualize your great photo. At this point, you can navigate the image in all directions.
Step 2 : Copy the link
There are two options to make it work.
- If you want to share it with your mail client installed on your computer (eg outlook), simply push the @ like the picture below. This will open your client mail software and will automatically paste the link to your photo in the message.
- If you want to send it via gmail or any other email app, just copy the direct link by pushing the link button like the picture below. You'll just have to paste this link in your message.
Step 3 : Let's send it!
It's all good, you can now send your email. Thanks to the link, your recipient will be able to see your great 360-degree photo directly in full screen if he/she opens it from a mobile, or will have access to the screen below from a desktop computer. Your recipient will be able to navigate your 360 photo without any software!
That's it, it's already over! Now you know how to share a 360 photo via email!