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One of the headlining new additions in iOS 6 (headlining, as in featured in its own TV ad) is the Panorama camera mode. Once activated, the feature allows you to easily take extra-wide panoramic photos.

By default, Panorama mode has you pan your iPhone from left to right as it captures the image. But did you know there’s an easy way to change it so you can pan from right to left?

This isn’t a new tip by any means. But after coming across the pointer this morning, we figured it was worth mentioning to our readers in case anyone hadn’t heard it before. So let’s get started.

  • First, you’ll obviously need the Camera app open.
  • Then, you’ll need to activate Panorama mode by swiping to “Pano” at the bottom of the screen.
  • And finally, once the Panorama box pops up, tap the arrow.

And that’s all there is to it! Super simple, I know. But again, for anyone who wasn’t aware that you could change the panning direction in Panorama mode, this could come in handy in several situations.

  • It’s only super simple when you know about it! Cheers for the tip

  • Thanks for the tip! (:

  • ChiefSpecialK

    I found this Day 1 by accident 🙂

  • Cody you are Amazing
    Good luck

  • must only work on the new iPhone 5…..

  • Awesome tip! Wasn’t really aware of it until now 🙂

  • Bn Waheed

    ls panorama available for iPhone 4?

  • I wonder if there’s a way to take a panorama photo vertically.

    • turn your iphone horizontal, then move the phone vertical (up) while taking panorama photo

  • Johnathan Jennings

    I love the panorama feature on my i5. It’s amazing! And super simple!

  • Does anyone know a possible tweak or way to get this feature on an iPhone 4 (iOS 6). Other than the FireBreak tweak that is

  • Agent_Sm1th

    I use photosynth for panorama photos on my 3GS from the app store. I find it works really well. It’s free which is an unusual concept from Microsoft.