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Focus: record helpful hints and tricks about Ricoh Theta 360 camera / video and their FREE host site for images

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test are done as end user and shared to community, the limited time is applied to practical use of the product (not content of this page re  spelling / grammar; window dressing as its not a commercial activity  - spell checkers welcome 

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Host site

The host site for images is free and not restricted to Theta users
to upload to the site simply sign up

download their apps 1 for camera and another for edit and upload 

the editor default searches the Theta album in your camera roll with and option to view the entire camera roll or move the images to that dedicated album

load into the app, mod with variations within their app and upload 

There are some tricks about uploading 

1. change the view before uploading to be the starting view
2. add comments with hashtags a and a special hashtag by Theta will generate animation - see section below
3. host site has options to share or embed 

display the results as an embed or thumbnail - as at now 2018.08.18 i explain this in the subpage animation 

Change View

360 spherical photos on Theta cloud site 

samples below to change the view in smartphone or desktop

View options:  
Mirror Ball / Little Planet / Straight / Flat 

How to: 
control Icons at the bottom of the screen



short url to this section

make Mirror Ball video

this can already be done within the app 

but how about record / make a video of the mirror ball from the host site 

we made a video demo how to using desktop and ios separate page with video demo created Oct 2018

screen capture 

The cool aspect about the host site is you can go large view and position to any angle and then get a screen shot in high quality, that saves a lot of time

how to 

1. play around with the display options and make sure the cursor is off the screen which then removes the on screen controls
2. make sure you have selected full screen to more detailed in image 
2. take a screen shot

screen capture is the normal process

select the image then right click to select copy or save 

selecting copy means you can paste the image directly to another page

Best screen capture devices

1. Smartphone - you already know how if not google it 
IOS  -  standard IOS features to record images (screen capture) and video 

2. Desktop:  
you can't beat FREE Lightshot, when you see what it can do you will agree, I've tried man and this one is my go to
the image partial screen can include comments and symbols and upload to free cloud 
and somehow it has an option to find similar images (what the Fox) 

if you find that the cloud copy will not stay live in your website (thanks google) then start using Google docs to use as a hub for screen captures 
I use Google docs to save screen captures and copy from the doc which means they can never be auto deleted by google from your sites .. which is what happens when you copy from other sites  as you have not control over the original url

I use cloud service with extension for chrome browser  Screencast


Smartphone: screen capture

print screen or save to disc
note the quality will not be the same as the original 


copy the link and post into your social media channels 

2018.08.18 recorded some tips in sub page animation


below is a summary before dedicated page made

Special HASHTAGS that can be added to the image during upload to Theta site .. by adding one (1) in the comment field 

I dnt list th hashtags in this page as theta may update them so use this link to see them link to special animation hashtags in Theta 

example of using a special hashtag


list of known apps supporting Theta - link

Social media

Channels for this product



this will not make sense to you unless you need a widget to embed the image in a website

The host site has a link below each image to share and embed but the embed is not iframe 

iframe widget for use in this website  - link

page layout for 360 photo / video - link

Development - this site

review of widgets and hosts site used - link

Examples of use 

welcome to view many samples in my profile 

you can have 2 log ins based on channel fbk and twitter so i used both for 2 locations


not had time to update with my link

wave selfistick around in the air - slowly - facebook link


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