Any camera that can create an equirectangular image with a 2:1 pixel aspect ratio and image resolution below 8192 x 4096 pixels can be used to take 360° images for ThingLink. If your camera produces images with other aspect ratios, you could alter them to meet the upload requirements. Reference and try uploading the attachment in this article to see an example of a 360° image that is compatible with ThingLink.
Here are some cameras tested by our team:
- RICOH Theta SC and V models
- Samsung Gear 360
- Insta 360 One X and Insta 360 One
Please note that 360 cameras might produce files that cannot be uploaded to ThingLink. In that case, you need to convert the photos to equirectangular JPEG images. Please see this article to learn how this can be achieved with Theta and Samsung apps.
Alternatively, you could use the Google StreetView app for iOS or Android to take 360° photos. While it does not provide the best image quality, it's free and easy to use. You can read a short guide on using StreetView for ThingLink here.
Please note that panoramas are not truly 360° images as they do not allow the user to look up and down. Thus, you will not be able to upload panoramas to ThingLink without editing the image.