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How to Take a Panoramic Shot with the Android Tablet Camera

Your Android tablet’s Camera app may feature a panoramic mode. A panorama is a wide shot, like a landscape, a beautiful vista, or a family photograph where everyone is all spread out because they don’t like each other.

The method for achieving a panoramic shot may vary subtly from tablet to tablet, but generally it works like this:

  1. Start the Camera app.

  2. Touch the Panoramic mode icon.

    If the Camera app lacks a specific icon for taking a panoramic shot, look for a shooting mode or similar icon. The panoramic feature may be a submenu item on a main menu.

  3. Hold your arms steady.

  4. Touch the Shutter button.

    A colored frame appears on the screen, approximating the current shot. Arrows point in the directions in which you can pan.

  5. Pivot slightly to your right (or in whatever direction, but you must continue in the same direction).

    As you move the camera, the colored frame adjusts to your new position. The tablet beeps as the next image in the panorama is snapped automatically. All you need to do is keep moving.

  6. Continue pivoting as subsequent shots are taken, or touch the Shutter button again to finish the panorama.

    After the last image is snapped, wait while the image is assembled.

The Camera app sticks the different shots together, creating a panoramic image.

  • To exit panoramic mode, choose Single Shot or whichever option returns the Camera app to its standard shooting mode.

  • The Android tablet camera automatically captures the panoramic shot. You touch the Shutter button only when you’re done.

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