Using the Pano Mode

In this lesson for Photography with the Camera app on the iPhone we look at how we take panoramic photos including how we can tell the iPhone in which direction we want to take the photo.

Panoramic Mode
To switch to Panoramic mode, just swipe to the left until you get to Panoramic mode. You’ll know you are in Panoramic mode as you’ll see an arrow and a landscape preview on your screen. The arrow points to the right, so to take a panoramic photo you just tap the shutter button and move slowly to the right. You’ll see the arrow move as you move. You want to try and keep the arrow centers on the horizontal line. When you are finished, and you do not have to fo all the way over to the right, just tape the shutter button again. When you do that, the iPhone will create your panoramic photo.

Switching Directions
By default you turn to the right to take a panoramic photo. What happens if you want to go to the left? Just tap on the arrow before you take your photo. When you do this, the display will change and now you can take a panoramic photo by rotating to the left.

See this lesson in Action
If you want to see how this works in action, I show you how this all works in the video above.

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