2022-11-16: immerGallery 1.1.3 "Passthrough Update" released. Learn more in our News.

Your Virtual Reality Image Viewer

Enjoy immersive photos for virtual reality like never before! immerGallery is designed to make it as easy for you as possible to enjoy your images without hassle. Never worry about manually setting the VR formats of your images. Our AI handles it for you! We automatically create useful thumbnails. Our smart caching provides a smooth workflow without waiting when browsing through an album. 

Bring your photos to life! Be fully immersed in the "photo"-realistic experience!

Available for Meta Quest, Meta Quest 2 and Meta Quest Pro

(formerly Oculus Quest and Oculus Quest 2)

Download

immerGallery at Meta Quest Store immerGallery Demo at Meta Quest Store

(immerGallery Demo is limited to showing your first 10 images and 50+ included samples images)

Features

The most immersive and easiest to use VR Image viewer!

AI Image Format Detection

AI-based smart detection of immersive media formats, e.g. VR180 stereo, VR360 mono, VR360 stereo top/down...

Smart Caching

Smart caching to smoothly browse through albums

Immersive Galleries

Create your own immersive galleries by augmenting your images with background audio, voice-overs and descriptions through our web-tool!

Automatic Thumbnails

Based on the detected image format, we create useful thumbnails for an ideal preview

Make Your
Images Alive!

Bring your images to live by adding environmental effects. Let it snow, let it snow!

UPnP / DLNA

Watch images from your local media home server!
(currently in beta)

Use
Favorites

Mark your favorites images to easily find them later

Download Shared Immersive Galleries

Easily download zipped immersive galleries from others (http / https)

Highest Image Quality

Through smart rendering specific to the VR resolution, we provide the highest image quality

Support for various image representation

3D? 180 degrees? 360 degrees? Flat 2D? Fisheye? Equirect? Left / right? Top / down?

We support it all!

Flat 2D image

Easy user interface!

Quickly browse through your images with a user interface that maps your folders naturally to virtual reality. Useful thumbnails are created automatically for your media depending on the automatically detected image format.

Navigate with a single controller!

The user interface has been optimized so you only need a single controller for full functionality!

Let is snow, let it snow.

Modify your VR360 panorama with immersive environmental effects like snow.

Only happy when it rains...

Add rain to your panorama. Combined with the sound of rain drops, watching the images gives you full immersion.

Display rendered images from supported cameras

Camera Models 180° stereo 360° mono 360° stereo Flat 2D Flat
3D
Canon EOS R5 RF 5.2mm F2.8 L
Canon EOS R5 C RF 5.2mm F2.8 L
Fujifilm FinePix Real 3D
Google Photo Sphere through
Google Nexus Smartphones
Google Cardboard Camera App (no audio)
GoPro Fusion
GoPro Max
Insta360 EVO
Insta360 Air
Insta360 Nano S
Insta360 ONE X
Insta360 ONE X2
Insta360 ONE R Twin Edition
Insta360 ONE RS
Kandao QooCam EGO
Kandao QooCam
Kandao QooCam 8K
Labpano PilotPano
Lenovo Mirage Camera
Panasonic Lumix DMC-3D1
Ricoh THETA
Ricoh THETA m15
Ricoh THETA S
Ricoh THETA SC
Ricoh THETA SC2
Ricoh THETA V
Ricoh THETA X
Ricoh THETA Z1
Samsung Gear 360
Vuze
Vuze+
Vuze XR
All other cameras capturing equirectangular 180° / 360°
All 2D cameras, smartphones, tablet or 2D drawings (.jpg)

faq

Do you support videos?

No. We focus on images. By doing so, we set ourselves the goal to deliver the world's best VR image viewer for you.

What types of files can be loaded?

The image files can be in either .jpg or .png format. For the Meta Quest devices, the images need to be stored in the /sdcard/Pictures folder or subfolders of it. We have a video on how to upload it on YouTube and here on the bottom of the page.

How can I augment my images with audio, a map and environmental effects for my own immersive gallery?

For every image file, you can create an according .immerVR file which contains and links to additional data.
Please use our web-based immersive Gallery-Generator .

Are there special file name hints or file extensions to force an image format?

Ideally our automatic image format detection should take care of the image format automatically. If you encounter wrongly detected images, please email them to us so we can improve our algorithms for all users. 


In the case that you want to override the detected image format, you can change the format on-the-fly in the app under "Current Image". 

You can also create an accompanying .immerVR file for specifying a certain image format.

There are three file extensions that have impact on the image format:

1) .jps: this is a renamed .jpg file and contains a left/right low-field-of-view stereo image

2) .mpo: container, for which we assume that it internally has a left and right image for low-field-of-view-stereo

3) .vr.jpg: for images that have the right eye view hidden in meta data, e.g. photos from the Lenovo Mirage Camera. This defaults to VR180 stereo. If your images have been created this way, they will already have the .vr.jpg extension. Please do not set it manually for your other images.

Various software has supported various hints in file names to enforce a certain image format. We do not support half-resolution formats and always assume full resolution. The following hints are supported. We recommend the ones in bold, but the others work as well. All values are case-insensitive and need to be suffixes of the file name before the file extension, e.g. beach_180_LR.jpg. When displaying the file names with thumbnails in the app, we remove the hints.

Download image file format hints immerGallery as  pdf .

Recommended image file format suffix hints (case insensitive):

VR180 stereo left/right equirect _180_LR
VR180 stereo top/bottom equirect _180_TB
VR180 stereo left/right fisheye _180F_LR
VR180 stereo top/bottom fisheye _180F_TB
VR180 mono equirect _180
VR180 mono fisheye _180F
VR360 stereo left/right _360_LR
VR360 stereo top/bottom _360_TB
VR360 mono equirect _360
Low-FOV 3D left/right _LR
Low-FOV 2D (regular image) _2DP
VR180 stereo left/right equirect Canon RF 5.2mm _rf52

Hints as image:


How to get future updates?

We continue to develop and improve our VR image viewer. Updates will be pushed automatically through the virtual reality app stores.

What is the difference between the Meta Quest and Meta Quest 2 version?

Due to the faster hardware on the Meta Quest 2, the app is able to show images a bit faster and can use the 90 Hz refresh rate of the Meta Quest 2. Nevertheless, you can enjoy the full experience with all our features on the first version of the Meta Quest as well.

How do the favorites (heart) work?

Favorites can be added and removed through three different methods:

a) the heart button on the top part of the menu
b) by clicking into the top right corner of a thumbnail
c) by pressing the B or Y button when viewing an image with the menu closed 

Depending in which state you are currently in immerGallery, the behaviour is different:

1) You have clicked on an image and you are watching a gallery. Using the heart feature, this toggles if this image is currently added through your favorites or not.

2) You did NOT start the playback of a gallery or pressed "Stop Playback". Because no single image is selected now, using the heart feature, you toggle if the current folder is currently added through your favorites or not. 

Changing the heart status directly on the top right corner of the thumbnail works for both modes.

Please note: when you are in playback mode in your favorites folder and you remove the currently watched item, the playback will stop as the favorites got reorganized.

The view on the favorites will first show all added folders. Inside, you find the exact data and subfolders as you would expect it. After the folders, the full path of the image including the directory path is used for alphanumerical sorting. This way, favorites added from the same folder will be next to each other.

Are there limitations on the number of images per folder?

For the best experience, we recommend limiting the number of images per folder to 300. However, we do support larger folders of up to 1000 images, but performance will be decreased. If a folder contains more than that, we will only list the first images up to that limit. The number of subfolders within a single folder is limited to 500.

If the use case is to watch a folder full of regular 2D images, then we recommend using tools like Bulk Rename Tool for Mircosoft Windows to add a _2D suffix to your images which forces immerGallery to take these as 2D images without processing. This will load faster.


What about photos taken with the (obsolete) Google Cardboard Camera app in 3D and its audio?

Right now, we only directly support the 2D panorama images from Google Cardboard Camera. If the panorama is not fully spherical, we will apply pole filling to it automatically. There is a manual way to extract the second eye image from such images using  Google's Cardboard Camera   Converter (thanks to cambridgeJason for the hint!).

As for the audio saved inside such image files, there is a manual way to extract these as well so they could be linked together again in immerGallery through the .immerVR files: Assuming your file is beach.vr.jpg:

  1. Download and extract ExifTool: https://exiftool.org  
  2. Rename exiftool(-k).exe to exiftool.exe
  3. Go into the command line (cmd) and run: exiftool -AudioData -W %d%f.%s -b beach.vr.jpg
  4. You now have a file named beach.vr.mp4 which has the audio in it
  5. Use a website like https://online-audio-converter.com/ to convert the .mp4 to a .mp3 file and save it to beach.vr.mp3
  6. You can delete the .mp4 file now
  7. Make sure you have your image beach.vr.jpg and beach.vr.mp3 in the same folder
  8. Put the attached beach.vr.immerVR file in the same folder. You can edit it in a text editor to change the audio file name when you do other named images
  9. Put all of it on your Quest /Pictures folder and it should play back with audio

We realize that this is not as comfortable as having this done all automatically and want to apologize that we didn't have the resources to priortize this feature yet. As the Google Cardboard Camera app is obsolete and has been removed from the Google Play store, we expect this format to wind down in the future. Therefore, having the data extracted and in commonly known and frequently used formats might be beneficial in the long term for your own content.


Press Kit, the Future and Changelog

Press Kit

Future plans and Changelog