Panorama 360: Written iPad App Review
If you’re anything like me, your iPhone, iPad or iPod are always a single click away from becoming your favorite camera. But have you ever found yourself wishing for a fast, easy way to take wider shots? If so you’re in luck. This week I had the privilege of reviewing the new Panorama 360 iPhone app from Pelsynth, and it makes capturing panoramic shots super simple, with an elegant interface and straightforward set of options.
In case my intro didn’t give it away, Panorama 360 is a photo capturing app that allows you to make a single, seamless panoramic picture using any of your favorite camera-ready iOS devices.
Simple open the app, then choose the starting edge of your image. It can be either end (this app’s flexible like that). Once you capture the first image, lead spots will appear to the left and right of the screen. Simply move your iOS device to the side until the lead spot and your center dot line up, and the app automatically captures the next image in the series.
Completing that process, you can actually capture an entire 360 degrees of image. Panorama 360 gives you the option of saving your panoramic pics to your camera roll for easy access, or you can use the in-app gallery to view your images. The in-app gallery is interesting. Instead of letting you scroll through the image, you must actually move in a circle, as though you were actually looking at the scene from where you stand. It’s a cool feature, but if you want to view images in a regular layout, you can do so by turning the gyroscope feature off on the view screen.
Also, if you’re a bit picky about you can even adjust the exposure as you turn and take pics, or lock it in to a single exposure value if you want more effect.
Layout & Design:
As I’ve already described, the user interface for the Panorama 360 iPhone app is really simple. It makes capturing pics and creating one large scene way easier than I ever thought it would be. I do wish the app allowed you to use all of it in landscape orientation.
Editing and adjusting your library, and even naming pics, is just as easy. There are also some simple gesture options when you’re viewing images in the gallery, and navigating from one portion of the app to the other is a snap. Check out our video review for a hands-on look at those extras and more.
Not only is Panorama 360 simple and effective at capturing panoramic shots, it’s also a heck of a deal. Right now, this adaptive, universal photo capturing application costs a mere $.99. You can’t do much better than that. So if you’re looking for the perfect app to help you capture the spirit of holiday gatherings, or the view from on top of that mountain of savings, look no further.
Panorama 360 iPhone app requires iOS 5.1 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. A small expedite fee was paid to speed up the publication of this review, as well as a video production fee.
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