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Have you noticed the homepage image for Alamy is not just a static image?

when I moved my iPad around it moves around allowing for a full panorama view of the image.

i don’t know if that’s a new feature, but it looks pretty cool:D

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27 minutes ago, njene said:

Have you noticed the homepage image for Alamy is not just a static image?

when I moved my iPad around it moves around allowing for a full panorama view of the image.

i don’t know if that’s a new feature, but it looks pretty cool:D

 

Yup.  Multiple links on the page re: 360-degree panoramic images.  TBH, I'm surprised that there are so many of them here,

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16 minutes ago, losdemas said:

 

Yup.  Multiple links on the page re: 360-degree panoramic images.  TBH, I'm surprised that there are so many of them here,

 

156,506!

All added very recently. It certainly explains why we went from P to R so quickly.

Some seem to have very few keywords. I thought 5 was the minimum?

 

wim

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Not so impressive.  The front page image won't load for me.  Spinning wheels and white is all I get.

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17 minutes ago, Reimar said:

Not so impressive.  The front page image won't load for me.  Spinning wheels and white is all I get.

 

Let's hope this is not slowing down the whole of Alamy: I'm not seeing all keywords underneath an image.

The (see all) is missing. Could be a loading failure; could be it's been removed from the zoom page.

 

wim

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11 minutes ago, Jill Morgan said:

Wouldn't load for me either.

Jill

 

Hi everyone

 

We've used latest technology adding 360-degree images on to our site, so you will most likely need to update to the latest available version of your browser for optimized effect. 

 

Cheers

Alamy   

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1 minute ago, Alamy said:

 

Hi everyone

 

We've used latest technology adding 360-degree images on to our site, so you will most likely need to update to the latest available version of your browser for optimized effect. 

 

Cheers

Alamy   

 

It finally did load, but won't customers who don't have the latest on their browser get a bit annoyed? Is the demand for 360 that large?

 

Jill

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Hmm, I've got 64 bit Firefox 63.0.1 and it says "Firefox is up to date".

Version 63.0.1, first offered to Release channel users on October 31, 2018

If we're having trouble, likely customers are too.

 

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Latest Firefox; Chrome and Edge.

At 96.02 Mbps download (that's really fast) it's not loading on Edge.

Really slow on Chrome: inching line for line.

It's loading on FF, but it wasn't at first, so now probably from cache.

 

General zoom pages, not 360, are slow to load. Plus see all keywords is missing.

 

wim

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39 minutes ago, geogphotos said:

What are the camera and file specs for these images? Cost? Recommended one to have a look at?

 

And where does the photographer hide :)

I've emailed them already asking for details :D

Just seen updated guidelines

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I don’t understand how many images could be RF if there are many people there without model release.

It could be interesting also knowing if we could upload these kind of images, I do some of them but didn’t know that it could be uploaded.

As far as I know many of these images are bigger than the maximum file size limit?

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15 minutes ago, lophius said:

As far as I know many of these images are bigger than the maximum file size limit?

Nope

Maximum compressed file size of 200mb.

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48 minutes ago, LawrensonPhoto said:

Nope

Maximum compressed file size of 200mb.

 

The one I was looking at was 321 mb

 

Jill

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2 hours ago, wiskerke said:

Latest Firefox; Chrome and Edge.

At 96.02 Mbps download (that's really fast) it's not loading on Edge.

Really slow on Chrome: inching line for line.

It's loading on FF, but it wasn't at first, so now probably from cache.

 

General zoom pages, not 360, are slow to load. Plus see all keywords is missing.

 

wim

 

Same here (well, my download speed is "only" in the 80's)

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3 minutes ago, Jill Morgan said:

 

The one I was looking at was 321 mb

 

Jill

And I just found one for 1278.9 MB

I'm sure it will become much clearer soon enough

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Maybe a select few contributors were invited to upload these kind of photos, as it looks like this is something most of us did not know about

i would have to wonder how many licenses would sell in the real world of advertising.

Honestly I rarely if ever come across these 360 images anywhere

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No good here.

A still image on FF and an interminable load on Chrome that's a still anyway.

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Any idea, how we can submit 360er-Panos?

Just as "normal" JPG or by another way?

 

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360-degree spherical panoramic images

These images are usually several pictures stitched together to create a 360-degree, spherical image that is fixed around a central point. You can upload 360-degree images to Alamy, provided they fit the following criteria:

  • The images must contain Photosphere XMP metadata.
  • Projection type must be Equirectangular.
  • The image must have an exact 2:1 aspect ratio, as it’s uniformly mapping 360° horizontally and 180° vertically.
  • Maximum compressed file size of 200mb.
  • The image must be free of stitching errors and have little optical distortion, with uniformity in luminosity and colours.
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I saw the swimming turtle earlier today, but he has disappeared now -- just a blank with the search box in the middle. I'm using the latest version of Firefox.

 

Interesting idea, but they make me feel a bit like I'm getting vertigo. B)

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4 hours ago, geogphotos said:

What are the camera and file specs for these images? Cost? Recommended one to have a look at?

 

And where does the photographer hide :)

 

Didn't you ever play Monkey in the Middle when you were a kid?

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2 hours ago, spacecadet said:

No good here.

A still image on FF and an interminable load on Chrome that's a still anyway.

 

It works for me on Chrome (on High Sierra) but takes forever to load. Is this why Alamy's site is so slow today? It seems to be struggling more and more of late.:(

 

Mark

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6 hours ago, lophius said:

I don’t understand how many images could be RF if there are many people there without model release.

 

It could be interesting also knowing if we could upload these kind of images, I do some of them but didn’t know that it could be uploaded.

 

As far as I know many of these images are bigger than the maximum file size limit?

 

 

From the public section of Jim Pickerell's website

Alamy Offers 360Cities Image Collection

By Jim Pickerell | 278 Words | Posted 11/5/2018 | Comments

Alamy.com and 360Cities.net have announced that the 360Cities’ collection of thousands of stunning, immersive 360° spherical images will now be available to Alamy customers through Alamy’s online worldwide marketplace. The 360Cities database will launch on Alamy.com on 5 November 2018 with an initial collection of approximately 150K images, to be supplemented with a regular stream of new content.

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