This group is devoted to fully immersive, 360x180 panoramic images. Equilrectangular and stereographic projections are the dominant types of panoramas, but any other projection of a 360 panorama is welcomed in this group.
All kinds of projections welcome, but only if it's made from a fully spherical panorama
One submission per day allowed.
Please do not submit the same panorama in different projections, unless they are significantly different. Instead submit one, and past the thumb code of the rest into the description of the one that appears in #360x180
If someone wants to see your entire gallery, they will visit you, so just post your very best.
Only fully spherical panoramas are accepted. (Both to gallery and to s)
Everyone can join as a member, and members can contribute art, but their contributions will be reviewed.
Deviants particularly experienced in the field of spherical panoramas may request Contributor privileges. Contributors can submit their deviations without review! Please only request contributor privileges if you already have at least 5 accepted contributions.
Do not get offended if your deviation gets rejected. At first we will accept relatively easily. Later we might get more picky, so that our members don't get too many messages in their message center.
Vital Tools and Tutorials
To create panoramic shoots you don't need anything special: any digital camera, and some free software will do the job. We are collecting tutorials and tool reviews in the Tutorials collection. We plan to expand the section, and your contributions are welcome!
Since the tutorial section is empty, here is a list of free tools you may find useful:
Hugin for stitching panoramas
Microsoft ICE for stitching panoramas
Flaming Pear's Flexify 2 for remapping and editing panoramas (Need non-free PhotoShop installed
GIMP for manipulating source images, and stitched panos
MathMap for remapping panoramas. (Runs under GIMP, so - unlike Flexify - this is completly free)
Non free tools worth mentioning:
PTGUI allows view point correction making it easier to stitch the nadir image. Although Hugin is a free equivalent, it is still worth considering to buy PTGUI, as it is way easier to use, and has a lot of extra feature compared to Hugin
AutoPano Pro is another alternative to Hugin.
In certain situations you will need a panoramic head to avoid stitching errors resulting from parallax errors. The most popular panoramic heads are the Nodal Ninjas.