How to post a 3D photo to Facebook?

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Facebook has added photo-taking features in portrait to 3D on smart phones , computers and virtual reality glasses. How do I post a photo (3D image) to Facebook? How to make smartphone 3D image on Facebook? … Please refer to the tutorial made by Gadget Hacks .

Which devices can 3D photos be uploaded to Facebook?

Smartphones are ideal devices with two cameras, but more importantly, the software must support portrait mode.

With iOS: iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max or iPhone XR are suitable models.

With Android: Honor 7X, Moto X4, OnePlus 5T, Huawei Mate 10 Pro, Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy S9 and S9 + when there is new information.

It should be noted that Facebook uses depth maps stored in snapshots in portrait mode. So if your device does not store depth map information, it may be incompatible. Also, due to the newly introduced features are not really perfect (the level of simulation is limited).

How to post 3D images on Facebook

Facebook has just started rolling out new features for users since Oct 11. So, if you can not follow the instructions below, please wait patiently for a while (but be sure to update your app to the latest version).

There is a point to note: In order to post a 3D photo to Facebook, you must first click Like (Facebook 360 here).

To add a portrait photo to Facebook in 3D, do the following:

  • Start creating a normal post.
  • Choose the high power function menu – the three dots at the top right of the post.
  • From the options list, click “3D Photo”, the photo album in portrait mode opens.
  • Select the image in portrait mode that you want to use.
  • Before you post, you can preview, so tilt your smartphone in multiple directions for viewing in 3D. If you are satisfied, click “Next” and add a caption and then click “Share”.

View 3D photos on Facebook

In case you or someone posted a 3D photo, there will be no notice that the image you are viewing on the News Feed is a 3D image. However, when you scroll up and down on the News Feed, you’ll see motion pictures – a sign of a 3D image.

Then tilt the device back and forth to see more depth around the subject. The details in the image will change in the direction of the machine.

Tips for better 3D photography on Facebook

Not all portraits look good in 3D. Here are some tips for making 3D images more impressive.

  • Put the subject matter 90 to 120 cm from the phone.
  • Capture scenes with at least 3 layers of depth: foreground, object, and backdrop.
  • There should be a clear separation line between the different depth classes.
  • Do not let the subject blend with the background. Use contrast colors to highlight the subject.
  • Ensure the subject has a clear structure.
  • Avoid shiny objects that appear in the picture if possible.
  • Avoid clear objects such as glass or plastic – they can “deceive” the depth sensors.
  • Avoid additional effects such as scene lighting or Portrait Lightning mode on iPhone.
  • Avoid monochromatic light that engulfs color that makes 3D images stand out.

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