Facebook just began rolling out support for its 3D photos, which make portrait mode images look much more realistic. The technology behind 3D photos captures the distance between the subject in the foreground and the background to come up with interactive images when you twist and turn your phone.
How to turn your photo into a 3D photo?
To make 3D photos, you can take a photo in Portrait mode and upload that photo on your news feed as a 3D photo. It’s that simple. According to Facebook, it works best with images that have a significant amount of contrast between the background and the foreground. It certainly offers a whole new way of looking at portrait mode images. But the feature isn’t perfect yet because depending on the photo, some 3D photos will look better than others. Anyway, you can check out a video demonstrating how to post 3D photos by following this link.
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This is a natural step for Facebook considering that the platform already supports 360-degree images. The way the 3D photos are optimized is through a very similar movement of the user’s device, just simple and gentle tilts. Users would have choices to adjust and experiment with creating “multiple layers, contrasting colors, and textures in order to create photos in 3D”. The social networking giant would also allow users to view 3D photos in VR using the “Oculus Go” browser.
While all the Facebook users will be able to experience 3D photos in the News Feed from today, the ability to create one will roll out to everyone in the upcoming weeks. The 3D feature supports Portrait Mode photos from the iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, and iPhone XS for now.