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  1. gernerttl's Avatar
    It is built in. It is called "Virtual Shot." You access it like you access the Pro camera.
    05-14-2017 04:14 PM
  2. youngjediboy's Avatar
    It is built in. It is called "Virtual Shot." You access it like you access the Pro camera.
    Virtual shot is a totally different thing. It's for shooting something like a product or item and you move the camera around it to create a virtual or 3D video or animated GIF kind of thing. Photosphere is where you stay in one spot and shoot the environment around you like a street view or any other 360-degree image. Before the 360 cams got popular, this was the only way to manually shoot 360 photos on your phone.
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    05-14-2017 04:20 PM
  3. gernerttl's Avatar
    Virtual Shot does it too. It doesn't to a 360 though.
    05-14-2017 04:27 PM
  4. youngjediboy's Avatar
    Virtual Shot does it too. It doesn't to a 360 though.
    Again it's NOT the same thing. It's for shooting around a subject just as it instructs you to do if you use that mode. Even the logo for Virtual Shot shows a box and an arrow around it. It's not designed for shooting Photospheres or 360 or anything like that.
    05-14-2017 07:57 PM
  5. gernerttl's Avatar
    Ok. Then explain how I managed to do it then with Virtual Shot?
    05-14-2017 08:00 PM
  6. youngjediboy's Avatar
    Ok. Then explain how I managed to do it then with Virtual Shot?
    Ok, please post your Virtual shot that shows a Photosphere or 360 like panorama. Facebook, Google, etc recognizes those types of shots as 360 or panorama photos and lets you click to look around.

    Edited: I just did a test shot with Virtual Shot and all it is basically a short video or animated GIF that loops... it does nothing like what Photosphere or any panorama shooting mode does (which takes multiple shots and stitches/connects them into a single image). Not to mention that Virtual Shot also doesn't even show up in Google Photo or Quickpic except as the first frame of that video.
    05-14-2017 08:19 PM
  7. glemb's Avatar
    This is the first disappointment with my S8+. I have hope a decent app will come. I've tried a few, with much disappointment. Google Street view is about the best, and I am not very impressed.
    05-17-2017 11:32 AM
  8. nmyeti's Avatar
    This is the first disappointment with my S8+. I have hope a decent app will come. I've tried a few, with much disappointment. Google Street view is about the best, and I am not very impressed.
    Pretty much the same way I feel. I take Photospheres and publish them to Google Maps all the time. I was expecting the experience to be better on my GS8+ than on my Nexus 6p, but that clearly isn't the case. I reached out to Samsung Mobile USA via twitter. Hopefully they can tell us why the surround shot app isn't available as I would expect Samsung's implementation to be better than Google's street view camera.
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    05-18-2017 01:11 AM
  9. youngjediboy's Avatar
    Pretty much the same way I feel. I take Photospheres and publish them to Google Maps all the time. I was expecting the experience to be better on my GS8+ than on my Nexus 6p, but that clearly isn't the case. I reached out to Samsung Mobile USA via twitter. Hopefully they can tell us why the surround shot app isn't available as I would expect Samsung's implementation to be better than Google's street view camera.
    I did the hack mentioned in earlier posts to get Surround Shot installed via the apk download and the few tests I've done it just wasn't very good. There were many stitching errors and some pretty bad seams, so maybe Samsung just scrapped it instead of leaving in a feature that wasn't very good?

    Of course it just feels very hacky to have to use the Street View camera to shoot. I only wanted to shoot stuff for fun/personal use and share to facebook, not looking to publish my shots to Google Maps.
    05-18-2017 04:02 AM
  10. nmyeti's Avatar
    Sharing them to Google maps is a good way to keep record of adventures. If I can't reliably do these with an S8, which should take higher quality 360s than the 6p, i'm going to be disappointed.

    https://goo.gl/maps/fX9g7ky6kpG2
    https://goo.gl/maps/gvVYPVjeAB82

    https://goo.gl/maps/My6bDTznW5m
    https://goo.gl/maps/EyRcJvPF4wk
    https://goo.gl/maps/6rZ63VbydFF2
    https://goo.gl/maps/5mtgNDidcs92
    https://goo.gl/maps/jKcUng414sQ2
    https://goo.gl/maps/nXDDDaEpdbR2
    05-18-2017 10:57 AM
  11. erasat's Avatar
    Sharing them to Google maps is a good way to keep record of adventures. If I can't reliably do these with an S8, which should take higher quality 360s than the 6p, i'm going to be disappointed.

    https://goo.gl/maps/fX9g7ky6kpG2
    https://goo.gl/maps/gvVYPVjeAB82

    https://goo.gl/maps/My6bDTznW5m
    https://goo.gl/maps/EyRcJvPF4wk
    https://goo.gl/maps/6rZ63VbydFF2
    https://goo.gl/maps/5mtgNDidcs92
    https://goo.gl/maps/jKcUng414sQ2
    https://goo.gl/maps/nXDDDaEpdbR2
    I don't really know what may be wrong with yours or the APK you sideloaded from the previous post on this thread, but the one that my phone downloaded automatically, I imagine from the galaxy Apps, after I did a restore from the Samsung Cloud with my S7 edge data, works pretty well. I have tried it a couple of weeks ago and I just took another picture and it's pretty good. On Samsung the Mode is called Surround shot and it's working great for the past couple of years with all the latest galaxy phones.
    05-18-2017 02:56 PM
  12. domifer's Avatar
    Here is a direct link to apkmirror with the latest Samsung surround shot app:

    SurroundShot2 1.4.3.0 (1018) APK Download by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. - APKMirror
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    07-11-2017 09:06 AM
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