Cardboard Camera Allows You To “Step Inside Your Photos”


Looks like we’re getting a new app for Google’s fledgling VR, Google Cardboard, called Cardboard Camera straight from Google. Stemming on the release of Google’s wallet-friendly VR set, Cardboard Camera allows users to do something wonderful. That is, step inside the photos users take. The process appears to be pretty simple.

Cardboard Camera appears to be an Android exclusive, so all you Android-packing folks may want to head here to snag the app. Once you do, you can take the app for a spin. According to the official Google blog, the  Cardboard Camera app turns your smartphone into a VR camera.

Here’s what you do. Hold your phone out. Then move it around in a circle. That’s it. Later on when you place your Android device inside Google Cardboard, you’ll be able to experience the joy of your virtual reality photo.

Cardboard Camera and 3D Panoramas

Google calls the VR photos three-dimensional panoramas. It has slightly different views for each eye in an effect that near things appear as if they’re near, and far things appear, well, far. You’re able to explore the image in all directions. There’s the added benefit of recording sound with the photo, so you can hear everything that was going on when the photo was taken.

According to Google, the app is available in 17 different languages. Chances are, it’s compatible with your device. From the top of that mountain, to reliving the moment your favorite loved one blew out the candles on their birthday cake, the camera allows you to capture it all. It appears that it’ll be able to shoot whatever you throw at it.

Are you going to snag this app? Are you a user of Google Cardboard? Let us know in the comment section below and on our Facebook, Google+ and Twitter accounts. Oh, and happy shooting.

[button link=”” icon=”fa-android” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Get it from Google Play[/button]

Last Updated on November 27, 2018.

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