Facebook recently launched released an innovative feature that allows users with compatible iPhone models (7 Plus, 8 Plus, X, XS, XS Max) to post photos in 3D.
Fortunately, if you don’t have one of these phones– there are other ways to hop onto the 3D photo trend. You can easily convert JPG to 3D images using this free 3D Photo creator tool.
Learn how to transform your JPG’s into 3D images in this step-by-step tutorial!
How to Convert JPG to 3D Image
1. Choose a JPG from your phone or computer.
This is your chance to get creative! Choose any JPG from your library that you want to see in 3D. Try to choose one that has an object in the foreground so that the depth in the 3D image will appear more realistic.
2. Generate a Depth Map.
You can either upload your own depth map, or OmniVirt’s tool will use AI to generate one for you. Just be sure to select what the image is about in the drop-down menu. If you’d like to make your own depth map but aren’t sure how to do it–check out this step-by-step tutorial.
3. Preview your 3D Image.
Now that you’ve created your depth map, you can preview your 3D photo. Note that your 3D image might look a bit different once you upload it to Facebook because the OmniVirt website uses a different renderer, but this will still give you a good idea.
4. Convert JPG to 3D Image.
Check the terms and services box and generate your 3D image! Wait for the check mark to appear so that you know when your image is ready to download.
5. Save your 3D Image. (If you have a compatible iPhone)
Unfortunately if you don’t have a compatible iPhone, you won’t be able to save the 3D photo in the right format. So if this is you, enjoy viewing the photo on the OmniVirt website and know that this technology should be available on Facebook very soon!
If you have a compatible iPhone, keep reading:
Click on the link below the blue checkmark to see the photo that you’ve just created. This image will be a still photo–don’t worry. Save this image to your camera roll/ airdrop it from your computer to your camera roll. It should save to your phone as a “portrait mode” picture. That is how you’ll be able to tell that it’s not just a still image.
6. Upload your 3D image to Facebook. (If you have a compatible iPhone)
The 3D Photo option is within the status update box. Go through the motions as if you were posting a status update and you will see an option that says “3D Photo.” Select the image that you just saved to your camera roll.
7. Enjoy interacting with your 3D Image!