Believe it or not, there was a time when you had to wait to see how your pictures came out. You had to choose wisely as to what you were going to take a picture of. When the pictures were ready, you practically ran to pick them up to see how they came out.
Today you can easily take as many pictures as you want without having to worry about the space. But even regular digital pictures are getting a little boring, and users are looking for new thrills such as panoramic pictures. Thanks to these kinds of pictures you can see more of everything. Let’s see what panorama apps you should try.
1. Panorama 360: VR Photos by TeliportMe Inc.
Panorama 360 is one of the most popular apps. You can take great 360-degree panoramas for free. The app has over 4 million downloads and features a large community of users that are also passionate about panoramas. Don’t worry if you’re not sure how to use the app, since it offers a short video where it shows you how to take a perfect panorama picture.
You can quickly share your photos to social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr. It also has a real-time panorama feed where you can see the latest panoramas taken by other users. The photospheres can either be shared or seen as a flat image or 3D. You can also use a fantastic 3D filter to spice up your pictures even more.
2. Photaf Panorama
Another app that can help you take great panoramic pictures is Photaf Panorama. It’s impossible not to take great pics with this app since it comes with bubble level indicators that show you when you’ve moved the camera too far off. To see the entire panoramic view, you can either use your phone’s compass or the touch screen.
The app also has a THD version just in case you have a Tegra device. It also gives you the option to use automatic picture-taking when creating panoramic pictures. I would recommend that you use the feature since you’ll get better pictures with it. Other features you can use are geo-tagging, picture size, shutter sounds, and auto-focus.
3. Cardboard Camera by Google
Google has an app for just about anything these days. With Cardboard Camera you can take some amazing panoramic pictures. This app converts your smartphone into an amateur VR camera. To take your first picture, you’ll need to move the phone around in a circle like you would when taking any panoramic picture.
When you look at the images you’ve taken they will look three-dimensional. If you prefer, you can also capture sounds when you record. You can think of Cardboard Camera as a photosphere app that puts together photos and gives them some depth by displaying diverse views to the left and right eye. You can also use the app without the cardboard since the pictures can be handled in the phone’s gallery.
If you liked Pan360, then you’re going to love PanOMG since it’s been called its successor. This app has actually won awards and is one that I think you’ll enjoy. Taking a panoramic picture is very easy. Just hold your phone steady and tap on the camera button on your display.
Take your first picture, and then the onscreen guide will appear with a floating camera icon on both sides of your display. To turn on the accelerometer, just move your camera and make the camera icon go into the rectangular bracket. The app will automatically take the next picture when things are lined up. Additionally, there are onscreen instructions to follow.
5. Panorama Camera 360
Last but not least you have Panorama Camera 360 from Fotolr. The app is very easy to use since all you have to do is tap on the camera icon and start rotating. You should see a diamond moving into a circle, and when the diamond is in the center, you should take the picture. Keep rotating, and when you’ve had enough, tap on the stop button.
The app also has a flash option you can turn on whenever it’s needed. You can also decide how big you want the panoramic to be. It’s important that you hold your phone in landscape mode, but don’t be surprised if you see an ad or two. You can share your pictures through various social media options.
If you’re tired of taking pictures the old-fashioned way and want to move on to panoramics, these are some great apps to try. Do you take a lot of panoramic pictures? Share your thoughts in the comments.