iPhoneTips & How-to

FireBreak Enables Hidden Panorama Mode in iOS 5 (Jailbreak Required)

November 9, 2011 — by Simon Ng2


Camera PanoramaThere is no shortage of Panorama apps in the App Store. It seems Apple also considers to bring Panorama mode to the built-in Camera app.

As reported by Macstories, an iPhone hacker Conrad Kramer has found the code for panorama functions buried within iOS 5. The feature is not officially released by Apple yet. However, by setting the key ‘EnableFirebreak’ to YES in, jailbroken iPhone owner can take a sneak peek at the hidden panoramic photo-taking feature.


360 Panorama: A Great Way to Take Panoramic Shots on iPhone

September 5, 2011 — by RG. Chew1


360 Panorama AppThe iPhone 4 comes with a pretty decent camera and taking conventional shots may not do it justice.  One of the many ways to get more out of your photo’s would be to take a panorama (wide angle) view of the shot.  360 Panorama is a great app that makes it easy to capture those 360 degrees shots.


Capture Panorama on iPhone with Microsoft’s Free Photosynth App

April 21, 2011 — by Gaurav Kheterpal2


I’ve been waiting to use Microsoft’s Photosynth technology ever since Microsoft showcased it in November of 2006. The technology lets users create and share immersive 360-degree panoramic photos that would be a blessing in disguise for any smartphone with camera. Though the technology has been available on the web since a long time, that didnt’ exactly work like a charm on the iPhone. I’m happy to report that Microsoft’s new panoramic photo app Photosynth is now available for free on the Apple App Store. Needless to mention, I installed it right away and I’ve to admit the app’s mesmerizing experience has blown me away.


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.