Google’s Cardboard Camera will let you take VR photos

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Google’s Cardboard Camera app has been launched, letting you snap 3D photos that you can relive through virtual reality.

The new software essentially takes a panoramic photo, capturing a 360-degree view of the world around you. But then it also adds depth and blur depending on distance. Not only that, but it captures sound, so you can really get an idea of what was happening at the time that the photo was taken.

You don’t necessarily need Google VR to take the panoramic images, but looking back on them using a virtual reality headset is a much more immersive and engaging experience.

Google’s Cardboard Camera is now available in 17 languages from the Google Play Store and it’s very nifty indeed.

With more people likely to get their hands on virtual reality headsets in the coming year, now is the right time to get to grips with photography that’ll be compatible with such devices.

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