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Photo stitching with iPhone



Yes, we know the iPhone camera is rubbish compared to most of its cameraphone rivals. But that needn’t stop people being creative with it. People like…

P0psharlow, who has created some stunning panoramic images with an iPhone and some very deft image manipulation:

Fulton Street workers study


Red Square 80s gentrification


Construction on Fulton Street

Or Adselwood, who took these two gorgeous shots of the Telstra Dome in Melbourne.




Telstra Dome

Have you produced something creative with your iPhone camera? Do tell.

(All images reproduced under Creative Commons license. Thanks to the photographers.)

16 responses to “Photo stitching with iPhone”

  1. kermit says:

    check David Hockney… hen you know where the mustard came from.

  2. Thibaut says:

    I should mention the iPhone App “Panolab” that enables this kind of stitching on the iPhone itself : not that handy but still very enjoyable while on the go.

  3. salsa says:

    I made a panoramic mount using the plastic tray from my V1 iPhone’s packaging:

  4. Andrew DK says:

    WOW. O_O

  5. AAPLWatcher says:

    Whoa. How did Adselwood get the lighting so balanced on every view? Usually you see some odd light/color balancing going on from frame to frame, even if the stitching itself is seamless.

  6. Ifan Morgan says:

    You can de-vignette the individual photos to make the lighting match up using image magick. It’s tedious but worth it for those really special shots. Also a lot of the pano-making programs are pretty good at blending the lighting effectively. Check out autostitch and panavue.

  7. Stephen Harlow says:

    I owe a debt to David Hockney. Decades ago, I saw his pano collages made from Polaroid and from C-Prints. “Ah, ha,” I say to myself, take several pictures of one scene, put them together to make a panorama with a “cubist” look, very clever. And since then, it has been one of my favorite methods to use when appropriate.

    We all stand on the shoulders of giants.

  8. Adam Selwood says:

    Thanks all for the flattering comments. Blewyn hit the nail on the head with the lighting, the panos where done in autostich which does a fairly nice job blending the edges of each shot. If you view the full size images you can see the differences much clearer.