As a camera, GSV is used by a photographer to rotate around, frame, and click to grab an image. The images that we see on the screen are raw data, gathered by the drivers; these images do not become photographs until a photographer frames them.
On GSV, even familiar places look a bit alien. Even if the multi-lens camera simulates human field of vision, it feels like a 1970’s bee invasion movie. Combined with the facial blurring (which looks like motion blur of faces in 19th century photographs), figures in a GSV landscape mimic the horror movie shot of zombies approaching on the horizon.