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Apple iOS6 Panorama ModeOne of the coolest features of iOS 6 is Panorama; a camera mode that lets you shoot a photo with a 240° field-of-view.

The resulting image is 10,800 pixels wide by 2,350 pixels high and holds a mind-blowing amount of detail.

As a result, only the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5 and iPod Touch (5th Generation) have the power needed to run the software.

I’m pleased to say that Apple’s promise of ‘It just works” is true in this case. Panorama mode is easy to use and consistently produces beautiful pictures.

How does it work:

  • Hold your device in portrait mode throughout the operation.
  • Tap the Camera icon
  • At the top of the screen, tap Options.
  • Choose Panorama. You can leave HDR off.
  • Once you choose Panorama, a rectangle with a center line and a large arrow appear.
  • Get ready to take your shot. Give yourself some room to move.
  • Tap the shutter. The device will beep to let you know that you can start.
  • Slowly pivot in a circle from left to right. The arrow moves across the screen as you rotate. Try to keep the arrow point aligned with the center line.
  • Ignore the Done button, unless you want to stop the process mid-way through.
  • When the arrow reaches the end of the rectangle, the camera beeps to let you know the shot is finished.
  • Now… you can take a look in the camera roll and see what the image looks like.

It’s worth taking a lot of practice shots. You can always delete them. That way, you’ll be ready when it finally counts.

I took the photo below in Culver City. The areas in red boxes are shown at actual size after the main image.

Apple iOS6 Panorama Shot With Red Cutouts

Apple iOS6 Panorama Shot - Child's Face

Apple iOS6 Panorama Shot - Stranger

Click here to see the image at full resolution. It’ll take a little time to download. Once completed, your cursor will turn into a magnifying glass with a + symbol. Click on this and the picture will expand to its actual size.

Hope everyone has a good week.

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