How to edit 360 RAW files on mobile
In this guide I'll explain (and I'll show you through screenshots) how to edit a RAW file taken from a 360° camera.
In this case I use a RAW file taken from a Madventure360, but it works with any camera (the only part that changes is the stitching phase that, in this guide, will cover only Madventure360 and Xiaomi Mi Sphere cams).
Smartphone used: Samsung Galaxy S8
The guide starts from when you have the RAW file on your smartphone. All the operations of "adding to the various apps" is made through the sharing function (Share - Lightroom, Share - Retouch etc.)
There are vertical and horizontal yellow lines that are used to help the user level the picture.
The center of the photo will be the heading at the opening of the photo
Once the unwanted object is removed, select the icon at the top right for export.
If you want to remove the tripod (or another object) using SnapSeed, or another app that does not support 360° photos, I recommend putting that object in the center of the image during stitching in order to have more comfort in the elimination phase.
Check in the settings that the highest quality is selected.
Put the object to be removed more or less in the middle. You do not need to be precise.
Select "Save as copy".
This is to avoid losing the original file that could be useful in case of errors.
Once the object is deleted, open the photo and select "Share" -> "Convert"
The phase of removing objects (tripods or anything else) can also be done on other apps (like SnapSeed). Personally I use TouchRetouch because it is much more precise and, from version 4.2.0, there is support for 360 ° photos.
Level the photo using the controls at the top left and save by selecting the floppy disk
In case someone has suggestions about the app that can stitch the photos from any camera, there's the comments section at the bottom.
Thank you !
For those interested, here is the video of the entire workflow.
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