Take Panoramic Pictures Of Really Tall Things With Your iPhone [iOS Tips]

Take Panoramic Pictures Of Really Tall Things With Your iPhone [iOS Tips]

No, I can’t see Russia from my front porch.

So, you think the panorama feature on your new iPhone is pretty sweet, right? It allows you to take panoramic photos without any special post-shot software, and you can shoot left to right or right to left.

But what if you want to take a picture of a super tall Sequoia tree, for example? Or a skyscraper, for that matter? Turns out you can shoot really tall things, too, using this vertical panorama picture tip.

Launch your Camera app and tap on Options near the top. Tap again on Panorama, and you’ll see the familiar arrow and panorama alley. Now, simply rotate your phone to a landscape view. Start your shot at the top, and move your iPhone downward to capture the tall picture, or tap the screen once to flip the arrow and start your shot at the bottom. Either way, when you’re done, you’ll have a nice tall panoramic photo that will be oriented horizontally, so you won’t have to rotate it in software somewhere.

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  • dcdevito

    Android’s new photo sphere makes this look outdated already

  • Hawk_Ky

    Android’s new photo sphere makes this look outdated already

    Maybe if it actually worked and wasn’t buggy as hell.

    Also good luck posting those 3D images on Facebook or any other site you might post pictures on.

  • dcdevito
    Android’s new photo sphere makes this look outdated already

    Maybe if it actually worked and wasn’t buggy as hell.

    Also good luck posting those 3D images on Facebook or any other site you might post pictures on.

    Not buggy at all – don’t judge unreleased hacked versions. The real version works wonderfully. And all you need is a browser to view them.

  • Die_Fledermaus

    Okay well this was one of the first things I did with the new pano feature. One caveat is that the accelerometer is more sensitive to motion in this direction then the regular mode. If you are not a bit more careful it will stop shooting abruptly.

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