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New feature 360° photos

Hello, just saw the new functionality. We now can add 360° photos in our account. But I can not see those pics in my booking.com website.

Does anyone has already experience with this new feature? I called the hotline, but they could not give me any information inspire of "it is obviously a new feature, but we do not know anything about it".

Kind regards

Christian


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Aaltje B.

That sounds very interesting.

I would like to know more about it too, but haven't heard of such a thing.

Keep us posted if you hear/know more.

Greetings

Aaltje B.

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M Adamopoulou

Hi! Christian-Rohling and thank you so much for your info. That’s great news...
Now I can upload my panoramic photos.
Thanks again for posting!!!

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M Adamopoulou

Dear Aaltje B. if you go to your Extranet tab under Property to Photos scroll down and you will find the 360 new feature. I guess there we can upload our panoramic photos.
As soon as can use my computer I will try it... so now we have another gadget to play with....he.hehe..
Cheers!!!

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Christian Rohling

Hello, I already uploaded these 360° pics, I have them already online on my own website.

But I cannot see them on the booking website yet, so I think the functionality is not yet online. Kind regards Christian

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Glassr

poor execution. never add a feature until its ready. and if you implement half way - warn users. i too uploaded 360 photos and wasted 15 minutes trying to figure out where guest prospects can see them. they cant ! there is no warning saying you can upload now but we dont know when guests can view them !

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Glassr

what's worse is its easy to add this functionality. it only takes a small javascript snippet to facilitate in-page 360 photo display.

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M Adamopoulou

pibomarco thanks for sharing... I guess I have to upload from my computer. I will try it.
Thank you again for your info.
Actually I was thinking of you... I have added yellow small cushions on my bed....
Have a great day...

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Pirjo Kallioniemi

Hei,

Miten saan siirrettyä sähköpostistani 360 kuvat booking.com sivulleni? Yritin kopioida linkin, mutta en saa sitä liitettyä kuviin, en siis siitä, jossa lukee upload 360 pictures ...

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Glassr

this appears to be a bug or foolish mistake in the application. you can "upload" but they are not displayed yet in listing. Kind of backwards way to roll out the feature.

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pibomarco

"Dear partner,

at the moment you can prepare/add 360° photos in the Extranet, but functionality is not online yet.

For more information and additional questions please visit our Help Centre in Extranet: https://partnerhelp.booking.com/hc/en-gb

Kind regards,

Booking.com "

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Ulrike Metzger

This function sounds great and might make each flat exciting to look at.

When can we expect to get this cool feature?

 

I still uploaded a test picture there. :-)

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Tobias Steffen

Are there any news on this? After long investigating i found two hotels which got 360° photos in their gallery. Is there a reason why this isn't a thing and why there are nearly no informations about this?

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Tobias Steffen

Hi pibomarco, thanks for your reply. Your place is looking great. Do you just upload them as a regular Image in .jpg format ? I don't see any button for "virtual option".  

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pibomarco

In extranet under Property -> Photos there is a section "Introducing 360° Photos on your Property Page" -> you click on a buttoon "upload 360° photos".

 

Photos are in .jpg format yes.

 

Photos were made by a photographer that had special equipment. I guess photograps must be in high quality. 

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Tobias Steffen

I can't find this section. But i assume i have to publish the property first to add it later. (just signed up at booking) But good to know it is working in general. Thank you so much for your informations, you helped me alot!

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Glassr

Can. I works.

https://www.booking.com/hotel/us/hoku.html?lang=xu

Upload them in your extranet - of course.

Now the question is, what are the best devices and methods for creating 360 photos.

I was using my android phone google maps street view app. I use a tripod for most of the images and have to take it off the tripod to make top and bottom shots where tripod is in the way.  When done, the app stitches all the photos together imperfectly but at least the resolution and exposures are pretty high quality.  Been using that method for many years.

Just bought a Xiaomi Mi Sphere Camera.   One shot does it but need to get a smaller tripod as it shows up big at the bottom of the photo.  Also it establishes focus on one area and applies it to all areas of the image so, if all objects are of similar distance to the lens only the region where the focus was established will be in focus - all other parts - usually 90% of the image is blurred and grainy.  Same problem with lighting.  So if you use it gotta take shots from the middle of the room not from the corner to get the best average focus.  Still not nearly as good resolution, light and focus as the Android Google Street 360 app.

Good luck and let us know what you are doing that works.  360 photos are ever more important post COVID