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Editing 360 Degree Photos in Photoshop & After Effects

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Preparing Final Jpeg File (with metadata)

Chris Converse

Editing 360 Degree Photos in Photoshop & After Effects

Chris Converse

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13. Preparing Final Jpeg File (with metadata)
Editing and modifying the file through different applications, it has lost its metadata. Some social media platforms and online viewers need the camera information, otherwise, it will not recognize the image as a spherical panorama. We can re-save the image from Photoshop to capture the data or there are online tools such as, where you can update the data.

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Preparing Final Jpeg File (with metadata)

now that we have our final panorama on the desktop are like more retreat dot jpeg file. Let's double click this and open it up in Photoshop. Now, one thing that will need for some social media platforms is the proper metadata. Now, sites like facebook for example will use the camera data, not from the file menu in Photoshop. If I come down to file info and then select camera data, you'll see that all the camera data is missing. I'll click OK. If we go back to the exercise files, let's open up the original like more retreat file inside of folder a come up to the file menu. Come down to file info. You'll see all of the camera data here. So I took this shot using the ricoh theta. So one thing we could do is we could switch back to the brand new jpeg file we created, grab the layer, hold the shift key, drag it into the original file, then choose file, export safer web Set the quality somewhere around 80 or 90 and then under metadata. Make sure that we select all. Then click save then on th...

e desktop. I'll name this lake. More underscore retreat underscore test to save. Let's close both these files. Let's open our test file back up in Photoshop to a file info and we'll see the camera information showing up here. And unfortunately at the time of this recording, we can't edit the camera metadata inside Photoshop. Nor can we add some of the new and emerging med attacks. So at this point let's click OK, let's close our test file and let's go to our browser to find an online tool. So the one that I like is called the exit for dot net. With this site loaded. Let's scroll down. Let's grab our original like more retreat jpeg file which has no metadata in it. Let's drag and drop it inside of this area here, scroll down a little bit. We can see that uploading. Once it's uploaded we can click the X F dot me button that's going to bring up this dialog box here where we can put in some additional data. So under the first tab except general. Let's come in here and had the make and model of the camera so I'll start typing rico that will show up in a drop down menu. Next we'll type ricoh theta and I'll choose ricoh theta. S. And now for most social media sites this will be enough. All of the social media sites have records of all of the 360 cameras on the market. However, there are some new tags that are emerging. So let's come up here and select X. M. P. G. Panna tags. Then we'll scroll down. We're looking for the projection type, let's type equal rectangular. This is the unwrapped format we've been working with where the width is twice the size of the height. And then let's come down and choose go once that's done. We can close this dialog box and then here in the main window. Let's click on download and that's going to download a new version of our Jpeg file with all of the metadata. So to check this, let's open up like more retreat- in Photoshop. Let's go to the file menu, choose file info under camera data will see that data was injected and then if we come down to raw data we can even see our new G panel showing up here. So Photoshop understands and sees that data. However, there is no way for us to add that inside of Photoshop. So using that website will give us the ability to add the camera data as well as some new and emerging tax. So now I'll delete the lake more retreat, jpeg and the test file. I'm going to rename lake more retreat dash to to simply lake more retreat, close my exercise files and now we're ready to share this on social media.

Class Description


  • Get a brief introduction to After Effects (from a Photoshop perspective)
  • Work non-destructively with linked layered Photoshop files
  • Seamlessly remove elements from a 360º photo
  • Create adjustments without causing a ‘seam’ in the final composite
  • Introduce 2D artwork (including logos) without distortion
  • Add special effects including a sunrise and sky replacement


As 360º photos continue to grow in popularity, especially in social media and hospitality industries, the next logical step is to begin editing and enhancing these images just as you do with traditional photography. The challenge is, however, that these are not flat images. As images are “unwrapped” in photo editing tools, we need to use alternate workflows for editing and compositing these types of photos.

This course will show you a step-by-step, non-destructive process, for masking out your tripod, applying 2-dimensional artwork, retouching, and color adjustments, as well as adding special effects to your image.


  • Photographers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Web Designers
  • Interaction Designers
  • VR Designers


Adobe Photoshop CC 2021
Adobe After Effects CC 2021
Ricoh Theta App (optional): 

FREE Basic App for Mac or Windows


Chris has over 25 years of experience in graphic design, interactive and animated media, with a unique focus on both design and development. Chris possesses development skills across such languages as PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and MySQL, making his design execution optimal across various media, screen sizes, and device capabilities. In addition to design and development, Chris has been a featured speaker in over 225 industry-related events and conferences, including the NAB, Adobe MAX, How Design Live, AIGA, CreativePro Week, and Adobe Video World.

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Rex Maximilian

In Lesson 8 I would highly recommend grouping the layers into a folder named "Components," then duplicate it and turn the duplicate into a smart layer. Then rename the smart layer "Composite," or something like that. Then turn off the group of layers leaving only the composite layer displayed. This way the files remains editable for future lawn/image cleaning. The way the instructor did it would delete all of the layers for potential future editing.

Miguel Marnoto