Friday, August 03, 2007

Snapshot View

The Snapshot View command allows you to assign a specific camera angle and altitude to a placemark or folder. For example, if I want to create a placemark of a mountain to share with others, but want to ensure that users see the mountain at specific angle to emphasize its topography, I would tilt and navigate until I get an ideal view and then use the snapshot view command. Anyone who views my placemark will see the precise view I set.

This can be a powerful feature if you area creating tours or movies in Google Earth, as a tour of a set of placemarks can use the precise camera angles that you want.

To snapshot a view, do one of the following:
  • For a folder or placemark, right click (CTRL click on the Mac) the placemark and choose Snapshot View
  • In the Edit Folder/Placemark dialog box, choose View > Snapshot current view

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Paul said...

I am a first time user interested in quality of terrain photos for hiking. Thanks