Do you know why phone cameras are the best cameras to use? Because they’re always on you! OK, aside from that, it’s because you get to add gnarly features (like taking panoramas) without having to buy a new phone.
What’s it do?
It’s a panoramic picture taking app for your Android phone. Basically, you snap a series of side-by-side individual shots together and Pano automagically stitches them together to create one super long seamless photo. Hell, you can merge together 16 pictures into one humungo 360-degree photo if you wanted! So yeah, you remember that one time you wanted to capture the entire horizon on the beach? Pano does that. The pictures turn out epic. It works in either landscape or portrait mode and gives you an overlay of the previous picture you took to keep things as clean as possible.
Why do we like it?
Pano has long been available on iOS (where it’s been the go to pano app for some time) but now that it’s finally on Android, it’s even better. The devs have re-worked the algorithm that stitches together photos in Pano and it really shows: every panorama looks so much cleaner. I purposely took unaligned pictures from varying perspectives and the app still managed to deliver a great panorama — it eliminated things that weren’t originally there, cleaned up the jagged edges and delivered something that would wow my friends. I tried the same with the current iOS version and things looked janky (the iOS app should update tonight with the new algorithm). It’s definitely something you want in your phone camera bag o’ tricks.
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Super smart at stitching panos
Slow-ish when merging pics