Community Wishlist Survey 2019/Multimedia and Commons/Support 360 photo viewing

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  • Problem: A 360° Photo is a photo that allow us to view more than just a snapshot of a scene . It even let us view the scene from every angle: above, below, behind and next to us & it's also a mainstream media type.

    But wiki Articles can't render it & MediaViewer doesn't support it. Images are shown as on the right instead of like this , in the articles.

  • Who would benefit: All the Readers and editors of wikis. 360° photos are effective for showing off vistas, internal architecture and more in a dramatic fashion that replicates the experience of being there.

    Instead of showing 15 photos we could take 1; 360° photo to encapsulate all the information we want to show.It's Also a good way to view panorama photos on mobile devices, where panoramas otherwise are real small.

  • Proposed solution: Add support to MediaViewer and to the renderd articles to allow to navigate inside of the image by mouse or finger gesture.

    THE "panoviewer" uses the Tool Labs grid for job execution and a library for tile manufacturer; theoretically it could be made into a real extension, with the tile manufactory put onto the Services cluster. This would allow it to be deployed everywhere, not just on Commmons, and integrated into MediaViewer officially .Then we can make it as a part of mediawiki software.

    Admin, Developer "dschwen" did some good work on this.

  • More comments: This has been a wish on the previous wishlists and only slightly missed the Top 10 twice. Proposed in the 2016 survey by Ahm masum, ranking at #15 and 2017 by TheDJ ranked #11.
  • Phabricator tickets: phab:T138933
  • Proposer: Ahm masum (talk) 10:22, 10 November 2018 (UTC) (with help of TheDJ & MichaelSchoenitzer)