3 Great Apps To Capture Panorama on iPhone

January 10, 2011 — by Simon Ng1



3 Great Apps To Capture Panorama on iPhone

January 10, 2011 — by Simon Ng1

Have you ever wanted to shoot a photo with unusually wide view? This kind of photo is usually known as panoramic photo. Nowadays, some digital cameras already come with a function that lets you take multiple photos in sequence and it can automatically stitch them together into a panorama.

tsing ma bridge panorama

Even without the built-in “Stitch” feature, like the camera on your iPhone, you can still create panoramic photo by combining the sequence of photos on desktop using Photoshop and AutoStitch. However, it’s still a taxing task to copy the set of images to your computer and perform image editing using the software.

Here we’ll show you three great apps from capturing panoramic photos right on iPhone. You do not need to transfer images to desktop/laptop for editing. Just leave these tasks to the iPhone.


Developed by Debacle Software, Pano lets you take seamless panoramic photos right from iPhone. By using the built-in camera on iPhone, you take multiple photos (up to 16) in sequence. Pano will then stitch images into a panoramic photo.

pano panorama iphone

The interface of the app is simple and intuitive. As you launch the app, it prompts you to take a series of photos. You can always retake any photo if you do not like the photo quality. The app shows a semi-transparent guide that helps you line up the next shot perfectly. After you’ve finished the final shot, Pano stitches all photos together into a single panorama photo and save it into your photo album.

Pano [iTunes link] is an amazing app for creating high-quality panoramic photo. It is available on App Store for $1.99.

AutoStitch Panorama

Just like Pano, AutoStitch Panorama brings panoramic photography to iPhone by stitching sequence of photos into a panoramic photo straight on the device. Developed by Cloudburst Research, AutoStitch is a fantastic app and you can create panorama with ease.

While Pano allows you to take photo in horizontal arrangement, AutoStitch can stitch images in any order of arrangement, including vertical, horizontal or mixed arrangement. You can simply shoot multiple overlapped photos in the same location and select them in AutoStitch. The app will automatically combine the overlapping photo into a panoramic photo. The process is easy and pretty fast.

On the plus side, AutoStitch allows you to stitch the existing photos on your iPhone. On the down side, you can’t take photos within the app. You have to take photos using other camera apps and then combine them into panorama using AutoStitch.

AutoStitch Panorama [iTunes link] supports all models of iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 4.0 or up. It is now available on App Store for $1.99.

360 Panorama

Developed by Occipital, 360 Panorama uses a different approach to capture panoramic photos. Instead of shooting sequence of photos and going through the stitching process, the app lets you capture a super-wide or even 360-degree photo in realtime. Just tap the “Start Capture” button and pan the iPhone camera, you’ll see the panorama being built in realtime. When you finish the shot, you can simply tap the “Done” button and the photo is saved into the photo album. The app also comes with an upload and email feature to let you share the photo with your friends.

360 Panorama app for iPhone

I love the way 360 Panorama develops to capture panoramic photo. You can view the image composition in realtime and the overall photo quality is really good. The company even creates an innovative way to share your panoramic photo. You can check out the demo here.

360 Panorama App for iPhone

The 360 Panorama app [iTunes link] supports iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPod touch running iOS 4.0 (or up). It is now available on App Store for $1.99.

All these apps are amazing. Which app do you like most for capturing panorama on iPhone? Leave us comment and share with us.

Simon Ng

Founder, developer and chief blogger of

  • Syed

    I have used Pano and 360 Panorama apps. Both are absolutely cool! I personally like 360 Panorama. Thanks Simon for sharing!