Google Sprayscape is a new camera app that lets you take surreal 360-degree images

Google Sprayscape is a new camera app that lets you take surreal 360-degree images
Google just released an experimental app called Sprayscape. Presented as a "perfectly imperfect VR-ish camera", the application comes from Google's Creative Lab initiative, and makes use of your Android smartphone's gyroscope and GPU (Graphics Processing Unit).

Sprayscape allows you to capture faces, places, and anything else that your camera can see. Everything that you capture is stitched inside a 360-degree image. However, the end results are not your typical 360-degree panoramas, as Sprayscape produces surreal, or sometimes even nightmare-ish images. Right now, we have mixed feelings about the app.

You can use Sprayscape with both your rear, and front camera, and your creations - called scapes - can be easily shared via social media, email, or direct links. Scapes can be viewed on pretty much any device (at least when you share them as links), and are compatible with Google Cardboard. 

Sprayscape is available to download for free via Google Play (see the first source link below), and seems to be working on most Android devices that don't run an ancient version of the OS. Have you tried Sprayscape? Do you think it's an app that you'll want to use often? Let us know in the comments section!


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6 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7605; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Nothing beats a 360 camera. There are fairly inexpensive now. Especially LG's 360 camera.

2. joevsyou

Posts: 1093; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

looks very cool but man google really sucks at naming apps.

3. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 619; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Not made to make good pictures more like weird collages.. What happened to the old google camera that had the sphere shot feature?

4. MaryPoopins

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

It's still out there, but weirdly hard to find. I dunno why. But yeah, the sphere feature on that camera is excellent :)

5. ullokey

Posts: 184; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

Yep i could not find it on the playstore on my phone., i had to search for it using chrome, hit install button and select my phone from the drop down list.

6. fancollo

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

surreal ways of Google. This unusable app and Google Camera has Photosphere. Plus the Google camera app is nearly impossible to find in play store but everywhere in google search in the browser. this is so effed up what they are offering seriouisly

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