SkyDrive.com panorama photos go live for Windows 8.1 users

A couple of months ago, it was rumored that Microsoft was going to add uploading and viewing panorama photos on the company's SkyDrive cloud storage service. Now it appears that Microsoft has quietly launched this feature but the uploading appears to be limited to those folks who have installed the Windows 8.1 public preview.

While Microsoft has yet to officially announce this new SkyDrive panorama image support, Liveside.net says it is indeed working right now. Basically, if you have downloaded and installed the Windows 8.1 preview, and if your laptop or tablet has a camera, you can open the Camera app and then select the Panorama mode to take a 360 degree picture with that camera. After that, the app should save that image to the Camera Roll folder.

The app can then either manually or automatically save that panoramic picture to your SkyDrive account, and then, as the above screenshot indicates, the panorama photo should then be viable in your SkyDrive camera roll folder.

Again, it would appear that only Windows 8.1 preview users can actually take panoramic pictures that can then be uploaded to SkyDrive. We have emailed Microsoft to get more information about this feature and if it will be expanded to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 users.

Source: Liveside.net | Image via Liveside.net

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So only with Windows 8.1 PC's? That seems rather limiting so far. It would be very handy if it could be updated to correctly show Android PhotoSpheres.

McKay said,
So only with Windows 8.1 PC's? That seems rather limiting so far. It would be very handy if it could be updated to correctly show Android PhotoSpheres.

Software iterates. Things could come later. You can either wait a very long time for a complete software package loaded with features you may or may not care about, or you can have incomplete software sooner and have the chance to provide feedback they can incorporate into development earlier. Pick.

I wasn't saying it should support Android already, I said it would be handy if it does, which could be further down the line.

It just seems odd it doesn't already support something like Microsofts Photosynth App.

Why should anything MS make at this point support anything to do with Google after the utter tits google have been with MS products.

Wow, just created one in my room... it's like an instant Photosynth... way better than I expected. I was expecting a normal panoramic picture.