Sharalike tries to carry your slideshow into the digital world
Wait, wait, wait! Earlier than your eyes glaze over on the phrase “slideshow,” stick with me for a second. Sure, we’re all bored to tears with slideslows, however Sharalike‘s model new VR app has been rubbing its medical paddles collectively to attempt to jolt some life into your previous 2D photographs by teleporting them into your VR headset.
The expertise of making a VR slideshow is fairly intuitive and comparatively simple to determine, though really studying to view a slideshow is a curious expertise. It seems that as a photographer, I’ve a well-established set of emotions round how I’m anticipating to eat slideshows. Shifting that behavior to VR is an expertise that may take a little bit of getting used to.
The unique Sharalike app was launched round 18 months in the past and have become a smash hit, with greater than 1.three million downloads and greater than 30 million photographs transformed into good slideshows, so the corporate does have an incredible quantity of success beneath its belt. On the VR aspect of issues, the problem the corporate is going through is considered one of decision. We reside in a world the place we’re used to Retina shows for watching pictures in excellent, super-crisp resolutions. Even the perfect VR shows can’t match a fairly good display screen for decision and picture-viewing expertise, nevertheless it’s refreshing that there’s nonetheless hope in your old school photographs, even in a 360° / VR world.