Photo Sphere improvements in Android KitKat
The Photo Sphere team made exciting improvements to image stitching and quality in +Android #KitKat
. We've also made rendering faster by using multi-threading.
The most notable addition in this release is a technique called "optimal seam finding", which looks for the ideal place to stitch the individual images together to avoid moving objects, people, or otherwise difficult spots. In our testing, we've seen a big reduction in stitching errors on people in the scene.
We've also implemented new techniques that improve stitching for some challenging scenes, including indoor environments. Of course, you'll still want to be careful to keep your phone in the same place as you rotate to get the best results.
Here's our video with tips on creating great photo spheres: How to create a photo sphere
Please share your experiences with everyone as you start using #photosphere
on KitKat as it rolls out to #Nexus
devices. Have fun!