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Facebook launches 360 Photos to transform any panorama shot into an immersive experience

Facebook launches 360 Photos to transform any panorama shot into an immersive experience | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

In its quest to explore more interactive media formats, Facebook is today introducing a new feature called 360 Photos, which lets people share immersive photos that can be controlled and viewed from different angles by the viewer.

Available on the web, Android, and iOS, 360 Photos can be created by capturing a panoramic photo on your smartphone or by snapping a 360-degree photo through a dedicated app or 360-degree camera. You can then share the photo through Facebook, as you would any other piece of media, and the app converts the file into the relevant format for Facebook’s News Feed. The 360 Photos are marked by a little compass icon, and you can maneuver the photo around by tilting your phone, swiping with your finger, or clicking-and-dragging with a mouse (desktop)....

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Cool new photo tool with some other interesting creative possibilities.

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17 Amazing Sites With Breathtaking Free Stock Photos - BootstrapBay

17 Amazing Sites With Breathtaking Free Stock Photos - BootstrapBay | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Photography has always been an integral part of web design. Unfortunately, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing crappy stock images of people in suits shaking hands. Not only are a lot of these stock photos tacky, but some of them cost money!


Thankfully, there’s been a growing number of websites with beautiful stock photography popping up all over the web. Best of all, they’re free.


In this post, we’ve curated a list of awesome websites for free stock photos....

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A curated list of websites with beautiful free stock photos that can be used for personal and commercial projects.

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Thematic - Create your own scrolling album for free

Thematic - Create your own scrolling album for free | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it
Visit www.thematic.co to create your own free scrolling album to share with your friends.

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Thematic is a cool tool for storytelling and other presentations. Worth looking at.

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Cheryl Frose's curator insight, February 10, 2015 5:41 PM

Baiba Svenca's insight:

Thematic web app lets you create visual photo stories with textual comments. Great for picture presentations.

Marco Favero's curator insight, February 15, 2015 8:06 AM

Create beautiful visual stories

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, March 2, 2015 10:53 AM

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Find Great Public Domain Images on Pixabay

Free Technology for Teachers: Find Great Public Domain Images on Pixabay | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Pixabay is a good place to find and download quality public domain images. You can search on Pixabay by using keywords or you can simply browse through the library of images. When you find an image you can download it in the size that suits your needs. Registered users do not have to enter a captcha code to download images. Users who do not register can download images, but they do have to enter a captcha code before downloading each picture....

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Pixabay is a useful complement to other photo search tools.

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10 Free High Quality Stock Photography Websites to Bookmark

10 Free High Quality Stock Photography Websites to Bookmark | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

Having access to free high quality stock photography can mean the difference between a good project and an amazing one. Check out 10 of our favorite resources.


Today we are sharing with you 10 of our favorite websites that provide free high quality stock photography. Please keep in mind that many of the photographs from the websites below are free from copyright restrictions or licensed under creative commons public domain dedication. This means you can copy, modify, distribute and perform the work, even for commercial purposes, all without asking permission.


However, some photos may require attribution so it’s best to do your own research and determine how these images can be used....

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10 very useful sources for mostly-free stock photography of high quality including several sites you may not have seen or used before.

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Mark Cottee's curator insight, September 16, 2015 10:00 PM

Been using a lot of photos on adobe voice and similar applications when creating short videos to engage audiences and look forward to exploring the sites highlighted in this article.

Thorsten Strauss's curator insight, September 23, 2015 4:22 PM

tool: free stock photography websites

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How to Choose the Right Stock Photo for Your Next Project

How to Choose the Right Stock Photo for Your Next Project | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

There are so many great sources for free photos. I find myself asking these questions most every time I pick a photo—how to identify the right stock photo for a project. There’s a good bit of research and advice out there on how to make the best choice when it comes to stock photos. Take a look at what I’ve found here....

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Kevan Lee shares a simple overview of the what to consider when choosing the right stock photos for your next project.

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Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - Good Alternatives to Google Image Search

Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - Good Alternatives to Google Image Search | Public Relations & Social Media Insight | Scoop.it

This morning I received an email from a reader that has been frustrated by the results her students are getting when they search on Google Images. Rather than relying on the filters on Google Images to generate good results for students, give one of these other sources of images a try.

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Cool image sources include Morgue File, Every Stock Photo, Pixabay, Flickr Commons, Wellcome Library, Unsplash and more. Great resource. 8/10

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