When iOS 6 came out, everyone was excited about the panorama features that were finally being released (officially; we’ve had Cydia tweaks and manual methods that enabled panoramic photos on the iPhone even before iOS 6 happened).
But that excitement was for users of iPhone 4S and 5. People with iPhone 4 and lower had to just be satisfied with nothing because the Camera literally had no major update other than the panorama feature (which was available only on iPhone 4S/5).
There are a lot of apps that let you take panorama photos and videos too. Interestingly, some of them are far better than Apple’s own cam because Apple’s panorama stitches photos only up to 240-deg. There are panorama apps that will stitch up to 360-degrees which make the whole panorama look even more awesome. We went sniffing around for those apps and stumbled on quite a few of them.
Top 5 Alternative Panorama Apps for iPhone and iPad to Take 360-degree Pano:
#1. Panorama 360
Panorama 360 is one of the simplest panorama photo capture apps you can ever get your hands on. It’s almost akin to what iPhone’s panorama camera does but it brings a few other features like the panorama album feature, a 360-deg view that’s almost flawless, a faster processing and an interactive panorama viewer.
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#2. 360 Panorama
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#3. 360 Panorama Video
360 Panorama Video is one of the best apps if you’re a novice who’d not want to fret on keeping the iPhone stable and stuff like that. You can capture the pano whichever way you want and the app kind of stabilizes completely by itself. Creating pano videos becomes enormously simple with this app. Theres’ no share feature yet but you can save stuff to your album and share it from there.
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#4. Video Pano 360
This is where you take video panoramas quickly and easily. Everything is taken care of by the app. The Video Pano 360 auto-stitches up to 80 evenly distributed video frames. And the resolution is pretty good too.
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#5. Pixeet 360
Pixeet 360 is a cool venture complete with a free app, free hosting to their servers (like how you’d click photos and save them to Instagram) but there are a few downsides. You’ll need to get their $99 fish-eye lens to capture those panoramas. While it’s amazing, the service only lets you store low-quality photos on the server. Still, if you’re not much after HD-quality photos, Pixeet 360 might fit your need.
Price: Free, Purchase Lens for $99
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