I have been waiting for Apple to add video recording to the iPhone for a while now, and as I wait, I wanted to show you an app that can do something cool with the iPhone’s camera; create panoramas. A panorama is basically a lot of images that are stitched together. The program is called “Pano” and it really awesome. The user interface is very simple and easy to use. You have to be an idiot to not know how to use it. You just hold the iPhone steady and then take a picture. It then tells you if you like that picture, and then after approving it, it will tell you to take the next picture. The unique thing about it is that when you take the next picture, part of the previous image becomes transparent as a guider to take the next picture. Sounds confusing? Check out the pictures below to see what I mean.
Just repeat these steps over and over again until you covered the area you wanted. The maximum number of pictures that you can take is 6 which is a pretty nice amount.
Here is a panoramic picture I created with Pano.
A phone. Check. An internet device. Check. An iPod. Check. A panorama maker. Checkmate. Pano is an awesome way to make a panorama. Sure the price is a little steep ($2.99), but I think that it is still a great buy, but I still hope that the developer lowers the price to $1.99. Besides that, Pano is a stunning little app that will make any iPhone proud. Therefore, it gets a 5 out of 5 rating.
Buy Pano from the App Store (Link opens in iTunes)
Developer website: http://debaclesoftware.com/
When you create a panorama with Pano, it will save the image to your Photos application. When you view the panorama in the Photos app on the iPhone, the quality will look really poor, but be assured that it looks great when synced to your computer via iTunes.