How to Use Panorama on the iPhone Camera - dummies

How to Use Panorama on the iPhone Camera

By Joe Hutsko, Barbara Boyd

A fun Camera feature on your iPhone is the possibility of taking 240 degree panoramic photos so you can capture the full width, or height, of your subject at hand. This feature comes in handy when you want to capture a large group, a cityscape, or all the details of a beautiful sunset. Here’s how it works:

  1. Tap Camera on the Home screen.

  2. Tap Options at the top.

  3. Tap Panorama.

  4. The arrow you see in the center, is a nifty tool that uses iPhone’s built-in gyroscope to help you capture better images.

  5. Tap the camera button and begin slowly but continuously moving your iPhone in one direction. Keep the arrow on the plumb line as you move in the direction of the arrow.

    Left to right is the default but just tap the arrow, before beginning to take the photo, to go the other way.

  6. Tap Done when you finish capturing the panorama.

    Your photo is saved in Camera Roll.

  7. Tap Done to return to normal Camera mode.

Turn your iPhone to landscape view and take a vertical panoramic shot. This is great for capturing tall buildings or boat masts in a single photo.