A 360-degree photo can be used not only to capture a scene in 360 degrees, but also to present conventional photos as an immersive 360-degree photosphere. Here is a sample, where I used photos of our daughter growing up:
Post from RICOH THETA. #theta360 – Spherical Image – RICOH THETA
*Note that if you use a pattern or other non-360 image, it will converge and be distorted at the top and bottom of the photosphere.
Here is the sample photo I used as my canvas:
2. Use any photo editor (e.g. Photoshop) to paste your photos onto the canvas but stay within the middle 1/3 or middle 1/5th band. If you paste it farther above or below that, the photo will look too distorted.
3. Upload or open the resulting photo in a 360-degree viewer or app. That’s all!