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The new panorama camera mode in iOS 6 is nothing short of amazing. I’ve been testing it out lately, and have taken some pretty great pictures. The best part is, you don’t have to be perfect when taking a panoramic photo. The iPhone will stabilize any erratic motion, then stitch together a seamless and beautiful 240 degree picture.
As you can see in the video below, I’m far from perfect with my panoramic photography skills, but the Camera app seemed to do most of the work.
Here’s a brief overview of the feature from Apple’s iOS 6 page:
The new panorama feature for iPhone and iPod touch lets you capture everything from a momentous family reunion photo to a sweeping vista. With one simple motion you can shoot up to 240 degrees — even vertically, to get that redwood tree, say. Then hardware and software work together to create one seamless, high-resolution panorama.
Note: Panorama camera mode is only compatible with the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, and the fifth generation iPod touch.
If you’d like to learn how to use panorama mode, watch the video or follow the steps below:
Step 1: Open the Camera app on your device.
Step 2: Make sure you’re in photo mode, then tap on “Options” at the top.
Step 3: Next, tap on the “Panorama” option in the menu. When your device enters panorama mode, lineup your shot and then tap on the camera icon centered at the bottom of the screen.
Step 4: Begin slowly turning your device from left to right while keeping the arrow centered on the horizontal line. As you move, you’ll notice the panorama box moving along its track. Continue turning your device until the photo is complete.
If you’d like to take a panoramic picture in the opposite direction (from right to left), tap on the capture box within the panorama track. Watch the video tutorial for detailed instructions.
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Check out one of my panoramic photos below: