360 Photo Viewers Comparison
Compare and pick the best 360 photo viewer suitable to your needs
Have you created a beautiful 360° image and now looking for the best tool to convert your image to 360° view? There are plenty of good viewers and one of them most likely would suite your needs. Let's compare their functionality and pricing (yes, some of them are not free). We will only test simple viewers that you can embed on your website, with basic or no VR functionality. Each viewer in this review is interactive, you can try it live right on this page. Most of the demos use default settings. And don't forget to vote for viewers you like the most.
Pannellum is a free open source panorama and 360° viewer. It's small, fast, easy to use. Though pretty basic, it has an interesting feature — multires panoramas (ability to use images with different resolution depending on zoom for single panorama). It claims to work in all modern browsers with WebGL support. Mobile browsers are not officially supported, so they may or may not work properly.
Photo Sphere Viewer
360 Image Viewer
It's a basic panorama viewer that doesn't have lots of features, but it still can work for you depending on your needs as it does the job. Some settings include: field of view, rotation speed, damping and that's pretty much all. It provides ability to set a callback function on frame change, so some customization is possible. Please note that its navigation mode is different from some other viewers: it uses what is called QTVR style when to navigate the image you need to press mouse button and move the cursor (and it can't be changed to "drag" style). Check it out below or on their demo page to see if you are comfortable with it.
An embeddable, lightweight, dependency-free 360º image and video viewer. Works in all modern browsers. Some basic options and methods available for custom integrations. Check out video demo on their demo page.
It is time for the first viewer with paid plans! Most of the paid viewers (including this one) offer integration with your website with an iframe. That means no coding/installation required, all configuration is done with their online tools and you only need to embed add iframe to your pages. 360player.io offers a nice looking easy to use viewer that works in all modern (supporting WebGL) and most legacy and mobile browsers. Automatic image recognition, labeling and geo-tagging included. Prices start at $12/month (no free tier).
Commercial 360° photo viewer with a free plan for personal use. And you don't have to register to try it. You would have to register only if you need it for commercial use or want to manage your photos and customize viewers. Please note that the plan also defines your bandwidth limit, so make sure you choose one appropriate for your needs. Integration is done with an iframe.
Kuula positions their viewer as a tool for creating 360° virtual tours. It means your can add labels, hotspots, audio (and more) to your images. Mobile browsers are supported. Free tier is limited to 100 uploads per month, and they are public (actually displayed on their website), so be careful with what you upload.
This photo and video viewer offers virtual tours and albums creation and has integration with multiple CMS and blogging platforms. Links created by Momento 360 are shareable, meaning you can send them to your friends and they will be able to interact with your 360° content on Momento's website. Generic iframe integration is also available. Free tier is limited to 2GB storage with Momento360 branding. Cheapest plan is $4.99 a month (when billed annually), but surprise, it will also have Momento's branding enforced ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. You'd need to pay at least $15 per month to turn that off.
If for some reason you can't use one of those viewers or embed an iframe but still need to display 360° photo, use our 360° photo to video online converter. It allows you to create rotating videos from your panoramic / 360° photos. Choose rotation speed, direction, initial position and one of the widely used output formats (like video sized to use in twitter or facebook), upload your image and convert it right in your browser, quick and safe.