How to switch Panorama mode direction

By , Dec 20, 2015

iPhone 6 gray silver gold back camera

With Panorama photography mode, you can capture a 240-degree image in one shot, simply by panning your device around. By default, panoramas always start on the left so you must pan to the right. Since iOS 6, you have been able to change the direction you take panoramas in the Camera app.

In this tutorial, I’ll demonstrate how you can quickly change the Panorama direction from the default left-to-right to right-to-left, and vice versa.

How to switch Panorama mode direction

Step 1: Launch Camera on your iPhone.

Step 2: Swipe to the left to switch to Panorama mode.

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Step 3: To switch directions you take panoramic photos, tap the arrow button. Hit it again to revert to default left-to-right panning.

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About panoramic images

iOS takes panoramic images through software, by capturing a series of images and smartly stitching them together to form a single high-resolution panoramic shot.

Taking panoramic images is not supported in landscape mode, though you can kinda make a vertical panorama by turning your device upside down. Then, pan it up and down after tapping the capture button. Whatever the orientation, make sure that the arrow stays on the line as you pan around to avoid skewing the horizon.

Panoramas are supported, in up to 43 megapixels, on the 5th and 6th-en iPod touch, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro and on any iPhone model from the iPhone 4s onward. On the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, panoramic shots are taken in up to 63 megapixels.

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  • jgr627

    “In addition, the iPhone 6s’s front-camera has been upgraded to let you take selfie panoramas, which other iOS devices don’t support.” strange on my 6s plus this isn’t an option for me so I wonder how the writer got that to work him

    • Wild2nite

      Yeah me too !

      • jgr627

        Flag on the article…..false information…..penalty…..no article for you for 3 days lol

    • Yeah, Panorama only works with iSight. Removed that part where it said it worked via front-facing cam on 6s

      • Morgan Freeman

        So where did you get that idea in the first place though?

      • jgr627

        Haha nice I didn’t think you would notice my comment keep up the great work

  • What would be the purpose of changing orientation of the panorma shot?

    • Xee

      Positioning of an item in your shot etc