Panoramic photo is any wide-angle view (from 90 to 360 degree) or representation of a physical space. Seeing panoramic photo, people will feel like standing in front of the magnificent view.
In the very beginning, photographers need to shoot a series of photos and stitch them together to make a panoramic photo. Later, with the development of digital photography, more and more digital cameras have panorama shooting feature integrated. However, although panoramic photos are cool, it’s really not cost effective to buy a new camera for this. Things will be easy if you are using iPhone. There are several apps in iPhone App Store available for taking panoramic photos, such as Wondershare Panorama™. I recommended this app to friends but sometimes the results are not good enough, so we summarized some tips and tricks for taking good panoramic photos with Wondershare Panorama™.
Tip 1: it’s also the most important tip —- select a proper scene or view. Most breathtaking panoramas are capturing continuous high mountains and tall buildings, but it is hard to find a position to capture these as panoramas. So we recommend you capture the places with wide angle of view, such as the landscape of your city, a mountain or a lake nearby. The panorama should be captured with long distance, and nothing blocking.
Tip 2: no moving objective in the scene. If there is, the results cannot be good. Wrong stitching points, no entire display or even ghost shadow may be found in the panorama. You can see the blurry part on the road in the panorama below, it looks OK here. But if some objectives nearby moving, the results will not be so pleasant.
Tip 3: move iPhone horizontally and steadily when capturing. Some people move the phone too fast when capturing, the results may be weird with some parts missing. Here is the right way to capture panorama with Panorama™: hold the phone right to the scene, turn your body and move the phone from left to right slowly and steadily. Please make sure it’s not too fast and all the details can be captured.
Tip 4: How to end the capturing. Maybe the workflow is designed to be too flexible, sometimes users are confused. Tap “Capture” to start, user can tap the button again to stop. Or, the app will stop automatically when the process bar at the bottom runs out. Pretty easy, right?
Try it out if you have any interest, it’s quite entertaining.
Wondershare Panorama™ for iOS: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/quan-jing-xiang-ji/id499150255
Wondershare Panorama for Android:
Wondershare PowerCam for Android v1.0.0 was released on May, 25, 2012. Did you get it? If not, you can download it from https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=powercam.activity
Wondershare PowerCam, Have great fun with photos
PowerCam is a powerful yet easy-to-use camera app. All the tools you need to capture and share fantastic photos can be easily found right here in this elegant and easy to master Android app.
Its iOS version has rocked the iOS community when it launched in December of 2011 and has since accumulated over 25 Million downloads on the Apple iTunes App Store; earning the app coveted “App of the Week” and “Staff Favorites” status in the App Store. PowerCam is also the #1 iphoneography app in dozens of countries.
★PowerCam’s Super Powers★
Cool Filters & Effects
PowerCam gives you tens of cool filters and effects letting your creativity shine. More filters and effects keep coming to surprise you.
Tilt-shift is a unique type of photography in which the life-sized location or subject looks like a miniature-scale model. Usually, a powerful camera equipped with a tilt-shift lens is required. Now, PowerCam is all you need. Shoot subjects from a high angle (especially from the air), select the focus in 2 ways, and done.
FaceTimer (requires front-facing camera)
Advanced face tracking technology makes portrait shooting easier than ever. All the faces in the frame will be recognized and focused automatically. 3, 2, 1, smile~
Panorama is a popular way to represent landscapes and historical events in wide angle photos. In PowerCam, one seamless panoramic image can be easily created by slowly moving the phone and capturing overlapping frames.
Merge several photos into a single stunning one with various frame styles, colors and different layouts in taps.
After capture, the photo can be immediately posted to Facebook, Twitter, and even emailed in one step only.
Send us your comments and suggestions by visiting http://www.powercam.ws/ to help us make PowerCam better.
I downloaded Panorama to my iPhone 4S yesterday and I really love it. This is the best panorama app I’ve ever used. I used to capture panorama with another app — 360 Panorama, and I thought that 360 Panorama has done a nice job in panorama stitching, but now, Panorama™ is the one.
Actually, Panorama is quite the same as 360 Panorama. Snap, move steadily from left to right, and panorama comes out. It’s hard for me to tell the difference between Wondershare’s Panorama and Occipital’s 360 Panorama at the shooting part. What struck me the most is the editing feature from Panorama, which lets me add cool effects to panorama that I took. There are 12 different effects to choose from. No other panorama apps can do such thing. Panorama™ gives panorama stitching more fun than ever.
Besides, I can share the awesome panoramas to Tumblr. I use Tumblr most of the time and always want to share photos with my Tumblr followers. 360 Panorama can only support uploading to Twitter, Facebook and its own community. I guess that Occipital aims to build an image community just like Instagram does, but I don’t think that is a good idea. In Panorama, you would share your works with friends via Email, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr and most popular social networks in China. Cool, right? I think so.
Panorama releases its new version today. I found that I could take pictures with real-time effects in this new version. This is another feature, which cannot be found in other apps. The developer gave me a big surprise. Panorama is recommended in Apple Store now, and they deserve it. There are one more spotlights, that Panorama is totally free! Waste $0.99 to buy 360 Panorama or enjoy panorama with free yet more powerful Panorama, everyone can make the decision without any hesitation.
Get Panorama right now via the App Store for free, please do let us know what you think of this application, thanks.
From phones review
PowerSketch has a simple yet extremely well-executed concept that makes capturing photos all the more fun. It comes packed with several beautiful filters (which, in this case, are better than those found in most other similar apps) that can be applied to the camera feed in real-time, so users can always preview the effects before capturing it. Unlike most other similar apps, PowerSketch lets users utilize the front camera for video recording, which makes the app worth its while.
By default, the camera mode is selected on launching the app, which can be used to capture photos instantaneously. Using gestures (well-explained within the app), PowerSketch can apply the available effects before capturing the image. Effects appear in a dock along the bottom of the iPhone’s screen, but with room for only five at a time, so users have to swipe to see the rest. If they are not sure which effect should be used in a particular scenario, they need to tap the Randombutton located at the bottom of the screen, and PowerSketch will do the rest.
The USP of the PowerSketch is, as the name suggests, making out sketches from photos. These sketches are so elegant that they resemble finely drawn pencil sketching by incorporating tiniest details. They look like the works of an artist, while still retaining many details of the original photo itself.
The app also allows users to import photos from their local library or capture new photos to create and share gorgeous collages out of them within seconds. To top it all off, it comes packed with some pretty good frames that can be applied to the collages while editing.
Photos and videos have a date label, geotag information, and can be copied to users’ camera roll instantly if desired. The photographic endeavors can be shared via Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, YouTube, and email. However, the user-interface really needs some tweaking I think.
At USD 0.99 it’s well worth downloading the app and giving it a try. PowerSketch is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad and requires iOS 4.2 or later.
If you want to load videos taken by PowerCam to your PC, please refer to the following steps to load video to PC.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Wondershare Software Co., Ltd., a world-class software developer of multimedia, business productivity, and system utility applications, today announced the debut of PowerCam, a feature-packed still image & video capture application for the iPhone and iPod Touch. PowerCam is different from other photo/video capture apps, which typically require a user to first take a picture before adding special effects. PowerCam shows users a full color real-time “preview” of how their picture will look, including selected effects; allowing the user to get the shot just right – the first time. PowerCam also records video complete with effects and filters for different moods with live preview including effects, too. Once captured, pictures and videos can be instantly shared via Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, and other popular sharing sites – perfect for sharing holiday moments. Through the end of December 2011, PowerCam is available from the iTunes® app store FREE.
PowerCam helps users take the guesswork out of taking great pictures and videos with the help of intelligent shooting modes, which automatically adjusts for the correct focus, exposure, white balance so users can forget about the technical aspects of photography and focus on getting the shot. PowerCam’s image quality is second to none, delivering near professional-grade images and video.
Key features for the PowerCam application include:
"Mobile devices are quickly replacing regular point and shoot cameras and iPhone photography and video capture is becoming particularly popular," said Tobee Wu, CEO of Wondershare Software. “As such, iPhone shutterbugs and budding photographers alike are looking for unique, fun and easy ways to enhance their digital photos and videos while on the go and our new PowerCam app aims to let them do just that.”
Price & Availability
PowerCam is immediately available for FREE download from the Apple iTunes App Store through the end of December 2011. Wondershare has also launched a dedicated PowerCam website with many examples of PowerCam’s superpowers; please visit www.powercam.ws to learn more.
Wondershare Software Co., Ltd., an IDG invested company, is an innovative software developer dedicated to delivering the very best in software products and services to the worldwide consumer and business market segments. Headquartered inShenzhen, China, Wondershare has branch offices in the United States, Germany and Japan. Wondershare has been named to Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific in 2009 and 2010. For more information about Wondershare and its products, please visit http://www.wondershare.com.
Wondershare is a registered trademark of Wondershare Software Co. Ltd. Other names may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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From San Francisco Business Times
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