Fieldwire users on the Business or Business Plus plan subscriptions can capture 360º photos by linking a Ricoh Theta camera directly to the Fieldwire app. The photos are viewable on both the web and mobile version of Fieldwire, and are a useful tool for tracking the progress of your project.
We support direct connection to all new models of Ricoh Theta 360 degree cameras as they are released. Periodically, we may deprecate support for the oldest Ricoh Theta models, but only after Ricoh Theta themselves discontinue production of those models.
Generally, we don't support any non-Ricoh Theta brands of 360 degree cameras, but photos from non-Ricoh theta 360 cameras can still be uploaded to Fieldwire through the web.
Connect your mobile device to the WiFi network generated by the Ricoh Theta camera. Once connected, open the camera option within Fieldwire from the desired task, the Photos page, or the Photo hyperlink markup tool on a plan.
While the camera is open, select the 360º option. On Android, you can locate the 360º option from the top right drop-down menu. On the iOS app, this icon appears in the bottom right corner of the camera screen.
After selecting the 360º option, you will see a pop-up titled "360º Photos." Fieldwire will then connect to the 360º camera. If Fieldwire does not connect, you will see an error message that appears with some suggestions on how to successfully connect your device.
Note: If you see an error message that states "Your camera is not currently supported", you will need to update the firmware on your 360º camera. Please check your camera's manual or specifications if this occurs.
Once the Ricoh Theta is successfully connected, take your 360º photo by pressing the shutter button on the Ricoh Theta Camera. The 360º photo you capture will push to Fieldwire, and you can either take additional photos or select "Done" (iOS) or "Back" (Android) to finish.
When the photo is uploaded, you can view it on any platform (Web and Mobile) once it has been synced. 360º photos will have a 360º icon on their thumbnails, so you can easily distinguish them from regular photos. When you click on the thumbnail to open the photo, you will be able to pan your device around in order to see the 360º gyroscope.
Please note that only Project Admins and Members are able to add 360º photos directly to the Photos tab or attach to plans. Project Admins, Members, and Followers can attach 360º photos to tasks.
Tutorial: Taking 360º Photos