Panoramic images should be seen in all their interactive look-around glory. Unfortunately sometimes the information hidden inside an image that declares it to be a panorama gets mangled or lost, and places such as Facebook and Flickr just show it as a regular static photo. Editing your image or even simply sending it by email or Messenger can strip this vital information out.
Exif Fixer helps fix this; it reads the full details from a selected JPEG image, and if the required elements are missing it calculates and adds them for you.
(File sizes up to 15MB work well. Images over 15MB might not be processed. If you have problems try uploading a smaller file.
Exif Fixer Online works with JPEG images.
Files up to approximately 15MB are fully supported. Larger images often work but may not load properly. If you experience an error just reload the page and try a smaller file. (This is only about file size; there is no pixel size limit.) If you need to process larger files download the free Exif Fixer app for your Mac, PC or Linux box.
Equirectangular and cylindrical images are supported. If you want to process partial panoramas (less than 360 degrees) you can do this with the Exif Fixer app.
JPEG compression quality defaults to 80% but you can choose other compression/quality settings.
The camera make and model choice is entirely optional. It is unlikely to be needed by any platform (any more) but feel free to set this if you like.
Your images are permanently deleted from the server after one hour.
Using a smartphone? Not sure how to use Exif Fixer Online to get your panorama working in Facebook? No problem, here are the steps you need to follow.
The Exif Fixer Online service is free for all to use; it is a community service.
So far 36734 images have been fixed!
This tool does use server resources as well as time maintaining it. If you find it useful a donation of any amount is always appreciated! Here's a PayPal donation link (which doesn't need a PayPal account):
Many thanks to everyone who has tipped me! It directly supports Exif Fixer development and I really do appreciate it.
Once you have fixed your photos you can upload them to many different services and platforms including:
and many other sites, services and apps.
(If you have others you would like to suggest please let me know. Inclusion here is not an endorsement but this is a useful reference.)