Apple recently unveiled the iPhone 5, along with a new feature to iOS6, Panorama shots.
This new feature allows users to take 240-degree panoramic photos. Unfortunately for many, it works only on iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 devices.
If you do own one of these devices, taking a panoramic photo is as simple as launching the Camera app, tapping the options menu and selecting the Panorama function. For everyone else, here are a few other options.
One of the best Panorama apps out there for iOS is Photosynth by Microsoft Corp. This app doesn’t limit you to left and right; you can also pan up and down as well to capture the entire scene.
Once you’ve created a Photosynth, you can share it as an interactive panorama experience on Facebook and Twitter (using the free Photosynth.net service) or as a simple image.
Dowload Photosynth: Free
Looking to take gorgeous 360 degree panoramic photos in seconds? 360 Panorama is the app for you. It’s universal, so you can also use your iPad camera if you prefer.
Easily capture immersive panoramas in seconds and instantly share your 360 view with the world. Simply pan the camera and watch as images are stitched seamlessly. 360 Panorama captures the scene in a way you never could with a traditional camera.
They also offer a cool sharing site, so you can upload your photos and view panoramas shared by others.
Download 360 Panorama: $0.99
Pano rounds up our top 3 Panorama apps. Pano’s unique feature is it’s semi-transparent guide to help you line up your photos easily. In a sense, Pano focuses on quality vs. speed, as Photosynth is a little quicker to use. On a side note, Pano is a little more expensive than other panorama apps.
Download Pano: $1.99
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