ThingLink Launches 360/VR Editor to Embed Multimedia Content in Panoramic Virtual Reality Images

New Virtual Reality Editing Suite Is Being Packaged for Professional Users With Special Offer for Educators Following Introduction of ThingLink VR Lessons.

Dublin, Ireland -- Interactive media platform ThingLink ( today announced the release of its new 360/VR multimedia editor that allows users to annotate 360 images and 360 videos and view them in virtual reality. The company is introducing its new 360 image editor during the Mobile Journalism Conference in Dublin.

ThingLink's 360/VR image editor allows users to annotate 360 panoramic images with text, image, and audio annotations as well as web embeds for mobile view. Audio and video annotations play as the viewer aligns a pointer with an icon that is displayed in the picture. The tool is ideal for online publishers, journalists, marketers, educators, and others who want to add rich content to virtual tours, news, sporting events, retail experiences, educational programs, or any application where annotated content can enhance the virtual reality experience.

Users also have capability to create a multi-spacial navigation experience by connecting several 360 images or videos together. This allows them to create truly immersive experiences, making viewers feel as though they are moving from one space to another. The new 360/VR editor also includes a new automatic icon creation feature that make the story creation even faster.

"Virtual reality is rapidly gaining popularity in online publishing, education, and marketing, and ThingLink's 360/VR Editor is a powerful, cost-effective way to enhance any mobile VR experience," said Ulla Engestrom, founder and CEO of ThingLink. "Our editor makes it possible to add in-depth information to a virtual documentary, enhance a tour of a property for sale, explain strategies in virtual games, expand VR lessons for use in the classroom, and do so much more. And built-in engagement tracking and statistics can help content creators refine their VR experience and provide metrics for future VR applications."

The new VR/360 editor will be included as part of ThingLink's new Premium business package ($1,500/year), which provides online publishers with a multimedia tagging platform that supports customized text, audio, video, and more, complete with engagement analytics. Advertisers and marketing creative teams who would like to integrate customized call-to-action options such as eCommerce experiences in the mobile VR view also can work directly with ThingLink's New York-based VIP services team.

Schools have a special version of the new 360/VR editor that is being bundled with the recently launched ThingLink VR Lessons, which is a collection of high-quality, interactive, 360° image and video journeys on a variety of topics including science, language, and arts. The 360/VR is included with the Premium school subscription package, starting at $500 per year per school.

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About ThingLink
ThingLink, founded in 2010, is an interactive media platform that empowers online publishers to create more engaging content by adding rich media links to photos, videos and virtual reality. With over 3 million content creators, ThingLink has become the most popular cross-platform solution and creative community for interactive images and videos. For more information, visit

Media Contact:
Tom Woolf
Woolf Media & Marketing

Call for Entries - 6th Annual "Animals" Online Art Competition

Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery's 6th Annual "Animals" Online Juried Art Competition for the month of May 2016.

Jupiter, FL, USA -- Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery announces an art call for the gallery's 6th Annual "Animals" Online Juried Art Competition for the month of May 2016. The gallery invites all 2D and 3D artists (including photographers) from around the world to make online submissions for possible inclusion in the Gallery's June 2016 online group art exhibition.

Light Space & Time encourages entries from artists regardless of where they reside and regardless of their experience or education in the art field. We suggest they send the gallery their best interpretation of the theme "Animals" and submit their best representational or non-representational art, which will include any living animals, organisms, mammals, birds, insects and any animals that may also live in water. The deadline to apply to this art competition is May 27, 2016.

Winners of the "Animals" Art Exhibition will receive extensive worldwide publicity in the form of email marketing, 70+ press release announcements, event announcement posts and social media marketing. Our goal is to make the art world aware of the exhibition and in particular, the winning artists' accomplishments. Links back to each artist's website is included as part of this award package.

Artists will also receive a digital Award Certificate, Event Postcard, Press Releases and "Leveraging Your Success" marketing materials if they place in this exhibition. Interested artists should provide their best "Animal" art now or before the deadline. For further information:

About Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery conducts monthly art competitions and monthly art exhibitions for new and emerging artists. It is Light Space & Time's intention to showcase this incredible talent in a series of monthly themed art competitions and art exhibitions by marketing and displaying the exceptional abilities of these worldwide artists. The art gallery website can be viewed here:

Media Contact:
John R. Math
Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery
118 Poinciana Drive
Jupiter, FL 33458