Zcapture is open source product photography at its easiest
When you’re looking to purchase something online, there are a lot of different aspects to factor in. The validity of the website, how much information is provided, and possibly most importantly of all, what it looks like. Maybe you need a size or color comparison, but a bad photo doesn’t tell you everything you need to know.
If you’re looking to auction off some of your stuff on eBay or are wanting to start selling products online in general, you’re going to need to make sure you’re taking good photos. The best option would be to get 360 degree views of it, but taking all of those photos, editing them, and putting them together can be a pain. Well, until the Zcapture came along that is.
This is an open source 360 product photography device that will let you go from snapping photos to posting them online within about 15 minutes. Of course, that’s what they say on their page, which means that’s the normal time for someone who is a bit more proficient at the process. There is a mini version which will cost you around $150, or you can get the full version for around $480. Both of these come with the software license for life with all updates. While it’s a pretty hefty purchase, it can be quite useful to those who do product photos regularly. It’s compatible with just about every camera, and for those of you that know how to do it, can tweak this device as you see fit.
Available for crowd funding on Kickstarter