Using the Property Tour Mode plug-in

What is the Property Tour Mode plug-in?

When taking pictures of real estate properties, you can use the RICOH THETA X stand-alone without connecting to a mobile device.

Features:

  • In order to not be in your photo, you can set the self-timer or time-shift. The self-timer can be set to 5, 10, or 15 seconds. Time-shift is a mode in which the camera lens is shot one side at a time. By moving to the side that is not being photographed, you can shoot without the photographer's reflection without leaving the room.
  • You can sort the images you have taken into folders for each property and name the rooms on the spot. You can see which room the photo was taken in, which makes it easier to edit it later on your computer.
  • Once you have finished photographing your property you will then plug the THETA into your computer and upload the photos into your tour using the RICOH360 Tours web app.

Installing the Property Tour Mode plug-in

The Property Tour Mode plug-in installs a function that allows you to take pictures of real estate properties using just the camera without connecting to a mobile device.

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Tap RICOH THETA under External Camera Settings
  3. Tap Register your THETA
  4. If your THETA has already been registered, skip to Step 14 below
  5. On the 'No THETA Registered' screen, tap Register your THETA
  6. Type in the 10 digit serial # found on the bottom of your camera, for example YR12345678
  7. Tap Next
  8. If prompted for access permission, be sure to allow it.
  9. Press the power button on your THETA X
  10. Swipe down on your THETA X screen
  11. Tap the wifi.png button on your THETA X screen it should be blue when Wi-Fi is on
  12. Tap Register
  13. Tap OK
  14. Tap the Theta X that you have registered
  15. Tap Plugin for RICOH360 Tours.
  16. Tap Install for Property Tour Mode.
  17. Tap Install.
  18. Tap OK when Installation Complete is displayed

You are now ready to capture photos using your THETA X and the Property Tour Mode plug-in.

Using the Property Tour Mode plug-in

Activate the plug-in

  1. Press and hold the power button on the side of the camera.
  2. Swipe from right to left on the shooting screen to display the list of plug-ins.                                
  3. Tap Property Tour Mode
  4. Tap Start

Take photos of your property

  1. Tap New Property, this creates a new folder with the mmddyyyy or mmddyyyy(x) if multiple properties on the same date
  2. Tap the camera btn_stillcamera.png icon to take photos
  3. Tap on the timer option timer_10s.png on the bottom right of your THETA X screen to change the timer setting
  4. Tap within the 4 squares on the THETA X screen to take your photo. (The screen will go black for a few seconds then take your photo)
  5. Tap on Untitled to select your room name
  6. Tap save save.png to save your photo 
  7. Tap Add next photo and return to step 4 above for your next photo or tap Done to finish

Finish Property Tour mode

  1. Press and hold the Mode button Mode on the side of your THETA X
    Or swipe down from the top of the screen, and then tap EXIT
  2. Tap Exit

Delete images

  1. Press and hold the Mode button on the side of your THETA X to enter into Property Tour mode
  2. Tap Start
  3. Select the folder with your photos
  4. Select the photo
  5. Tap the trash can in the upper right of your screen
  6. Tap Delete                     

Delete folders

  1. Tap the trash can in the upper right corner of the property list screen.
  2. Tap the trash mark for the folder you want to delete 
  3. Tap Delete

Time Shift Shooting

  1. Press and hold the Mode button on the side of your THETA X to enter into Property Tour mode
  2. Tap Start
  3. Select your folder or New Property
  4. Tap the camera btn_stillcamera.png
  5. Tap the timer option timer_10s.png
  6. Tap Time-shift shooting
  7. Tap within the 4 squares on the THETA X screen to take your photo for the first photo
  8. Move to the other side of the THETA X
  9. Tap within the 4 squares on the THETA X screen to take your second photo
  10. Tap on Untitled to select your room name
  11. Tap save save.png to save this photo 
  12. Tap Add next photo and return to step 4 above for your next photo or tap Done to finish

Upload the images to your PC

  1. Connect THETA X to your computer via the supplied USB cable
  2. Navigate to the THETA X photos in your photo's app (Image capture for a Mac)
  3. Import your photos to your computer
  4. Open the RICOH360 Tours web app at app.ricohtours.com
  5. Select Create Tour
  6. Select Upload Photos
  7. Navigate to the folder with your photos and select which ones to upload

Once you have uploaded your photos and are happy with them, you might want to delete them off of your camera so your next property photos are easier to find to upload.

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