Facebook starts accepting panoramic 360-degree photo uploads

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 9, 2016

Facebook today announced that it has started accepting 360-degree photo uploads. Panoramic photographs taken with your iOS device can now be uploaded to Facebook through the updated mobile app and are viewable in the web interface and on Facebook for iOS and Android.

Panoramic photos in your News Feed are marked with the compass icon. You can move your iOS device to pan around and even experience them in virtual reality with the Samsung Gear VR. Read More


How to switch Panorama mode direction

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 20, 2015

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. Read More


Google refreshes Photo Sphere Camera with better image quality, new library organization and more

By Christian Zibreg on Dec 16, 2014

Following its App Store debut four months ago, Google’s Photo Sphere Camera has been bumped to version 1.1.

The useful photography software which allows anyone with an iPhone 4s or higher to create panoramic images now features enhanced image quality when creating 360-degree images on an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus.

Additionally, the library view now separates private from public panoramas and the built-in map has been upgraded so that you can expand or contract it as needed. Read More


Cycloramic for iPhone 6 utilizes power adapter to capture 360-degree hands-free video

By Cody Lee on Oct 7, 2014

First introduced in 2012, Cycloramic has received much acclaim for its ability to capture 360-degree hands-free video using custom vibration patterns in the iPhone 5/5s. The app was even featured on the popular TV show Shark Tank, where it garnered a $500K investment from billionaire Mark Cuban.

But when Apple introduced the iPhone 6, with its slimmer profile and rounded edges, a lot of folks wondered what was going to happen to Cycloramic. After all, without the squared base, how was it going to keep the handset standing upright while spinning? The answer: use its power adapter as a base.
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Take better low-light panoramic pictures with LLBPano

By Cody Lee on Apr 6, 2013

I’m a big fan of the Panorama capture feature that was added in iOS 6. I’d like to be able to use it while holding my iPhone in landscape mode, but other than that I think Apple did a great job with it.

It doesn’t always work very well in low-light conditions though. And that’s where the jailbreak tweak LLBPano comes in. It enables Low-light mode on the iPhone 5 when taking panoramic photos… Read More


How to change your iPhone’s panorama button

By Jeff Benjamin on Apr 5, 2013

Better Pano Button is a jailbreak tweak for those that hate the original grayscale panorama button found within the iPhone’s Camera app. The tweak will allow you to replace the button with a blue button while in panorama mode.

The developer states that having a blue button is for minimalists, which actually doesn’t really make much sense to me. If anything, it’s less minimal than the standard gray button. He also states that it is better, which is, of course, totally debatable. Check inside for a few more tidbits of information. Read More


PanoPerfect moves to the iPad and adds web galleries

By Jim Gresham on Mar 7, 2013

Since our first look at PanoPerfect for the iPhone, it has become more widely accepted as a great way to share only panoramic photographs. I am a big fan of the ability to take panoramic photos with my iPhone and it only makes sense that HalfPeeled provides a great new way to view and share them. As featured in the App Store’s “New and Noteworthy” section, PanoPerfect lands for the iPad and boasts a new web browsing feature… Read More


Flashorama lets you use the iPhone’s LED flash during panorama mode

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 6, 2013

Flashorama is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to enable the iPhone’s LED flash when using panorama mode. Normally, when switching over to panorama mode, the LED flash is completely unavailable for use. This tweak “fixes” that issue.

Although in most cases you’ll likely be shooting panorama pictures in well lit public areas, it’s nice to have the option to enable the flash if necessary. Take a look inside for a few more details… Read More


LG teaches Apple how panorama should be done

By Christian Zibreg on Feb 22, 2013

So LG is advertising the expanded panoramic and camera capabilities of its Optimus G Pro smartphone. At first blush, the commercial looks like a blatant ripoff of Apple’s iPhone 5 ad titled “Cheese”, down to the kids on the white background and the elongated “Cheeeeese”.

On closer inspection, it has a nice twist to it, watch what happens after mark 0:30. Their VR Panorama obviously out-innovates Apple in how amazingly it stitches the photos together to produce a nearly 360-degree image. Apple better come up with some expanded panorama features in iOS 7… Read More


How to change the direction of Panorama mode

By Cody Lee on Oct 8, 2012

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? Read More


iOS 6 Panorama mode hands on

By Jeff Benjamin on Sep 12, 2012

The iOS 6 GM dropped a little while ago, and with it comes the new Panorama camera mode touted during the iPhone 5 media event earlier today.

We were able to take Panorama mode for a spin on our iPhone 4S, and this is what we found.


New iPod touch to feature 1136×640 display and new A5 chip

By Cody Lee on Sep 11, 2012

Apple is widely expected to unveil new iPods alongside its new smartphone tomorrow. But while we think we know almost everything about the new iPhone, the new iPods remain a bit of a mystery.

Until today, that is. According to some new information, the new line of iPod touches are likely going to feature a 4-inch display with a resolution of 1136 x 640, and a more powerful A5 processor… Read More


Use your iPhone to pull a 360 on Mars

By Cody Lee on Aug 15, 2012

Last November, NASA launched a car-sized vehicle into space called the Curiosity rover. Earlier this month, that vehicle landed in the Gale Crater on Mars. And if that’s not enough to blow your mind, check this out.

The Curiosity rover has been sending detailed pictures of the red planet back to NASA throughout its travels. And you can actually view these photos in an interactive 360-degree panoramic image on your iOS device… Read More


Kogeto Dot Panoramic Video Accessory for the iPhone Takes Your Action Shots To the Next Level

By Jeff Benjamin on Dec 4, 2011

It started as a Kickstarter project and it received enough interest and funding to turn into a reality. The Kogeto Dot is a nifty little peripheral for the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S that allows you to shoot 360 degree panoramic video.

It’s the perfect accessory for recording sporting activities and pretty much anything that involves action. Take a gander at our hands-on video review of the Kogeto Dot… Read More


How to Enable iOS 5’s Hidden Panorama Feature Without Jailbreaking

By Cody Lee on Nov 8, 2011

Yesterday, a hidden feature was revealed in iOS 5. It turns out that the panorama camera mode that Apple was rumored to be working on is actually baked into iOS. Shortly after the feature was exposed, jailbreakers were able to download a tweak to enable it.

But what if you’re not jailbroken? With no iPhone 4S jailbreak available, and no word on an iOS 5 untether, not everyone’s iPhone is hacked at the moment. Luckily, the folks over at FSM just posted a method to enable the Panorama feature — no jailbreak required… Read More


Firebreak: An Easier Way to Enable Panorama Camera Mode in iOS 5

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 7, 2011

Not five minutes after we posted the plist hack method for enabling panorama mode in iOS 5, the promised jailbreak tweak that does the same thing hit Cydia.

The tweak is titled ‘Firebreak’ in reference to the plist value, and it’s much simpler to use than editing a plist value via iFile.

If you want to use iOS 5’s hidden panoramic camera, then this is the definitive way to enable it… Read More


How to Enable Panorama Mode in iOS 5 [Video]

By Jeff Benjamin on Nov 7, 2011

We’ve created an easy-to-follow video tutorial that shows you how to add the hidden panorama mode to iOS 5’s Camera app.

You will need a jailbroken iOS 5 device in order to do it, and you will also need iFile if you want to follow this specific tutorial.

If you meet those prerequisites, step inside to see how to enable panorama mode on iOS 5… Read More