Macworld Masterclass: Create 360° pictures with the 360 Panorama app

Take panoramic views of your surroundings with ease using 360 Panorama on your iPhone or iPad

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  • intro Intro
  • Step 1 1. First impressions
  • Step 2 2. Building the view
  • Step 3 3. Save and login
  • Step 4 4. Register for free
  • Step 5 5. Free or premium?
  • Step 6 6. View in Safari
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Intro

Sometimes, the scenery is so massive that one photo just isn’t enough to do it justice. You can take multiple shots and merge them together with an image compositing program, but why do all this work when the 360 Panorama app can take care of it all for you?

With it, taking panoramic shots is incredibly easy and all you really have to do is turn around slowly. Once you’ve captured your entire surroundings, you can share your work via email or upload it to Occipital’s website, where the image will be further enhanced for everyone to enjoy with any modern web browser. It can even send the link to your Twitter feed or Facebook account automatically, if you choose to do so in the app’s settings.

Vital Info

Device: iPhone, iPod touch or iPad 2
Difficulty: Beginner
Time required: 20 minutes

What you need

An internet connection to upload and share images
360 Panorama app (69p)

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Sometimes, the scenery is so massive that one photo just isn’t enough to do it justice. You can take multiple shots and merge them together with an image compositing program, but why do all this work when the 360 Panorama app can take care of it all for you?

With it, taking panoramic shots is incredibly easy and all you really have to do is turn around slowly. Once you’ve captured your entire surroundings, you can share your work via email or upload it to Occipital’s website, where the image will be further enhanced for everyone to enjoy with any modern web browser. It can even send the link to your Twitter feed or Facebook account automatically, if you choose to do so in the app’s settings.

Vital Info

Device: iPhone, iPod touch or iPad 2
Difficulty: Beginner
Time required: 20 minutes

What you need

An internet connection to upload and share images
360 Panorama app (69p)

 

Step 2 of 7: 1. First impressions

Tap on the app’s icon and a grid will appear that rotates with you. What the camera sees is located somewhere in the centre.

 

Step 3 of 7: 2. Building the view

Tap the big button to take a shot. Next, move your device left, right, up and down slowly. You’ll hear multiple shots being taken.

 

Step 4 of 7: 3. Save and login

Tap the big button again to enhance and save your image. To upload it to Occipital’s website, you’ll need to login to your account.

 

Step 5 of 7: 4. Register for free

You can login via Twitter or Facebook, or create a free account directly (as usual, you’ll need to verify your email address).

 

Step 6 of 7: 5. Free or premium?

You can choose to either upload the image for free or use the premium setting. Premium images have twice the resolution.

 

Step 7 of 7: 6. View in Safari

Once uploaded, you can view the image in any web browser. Occipital’s site will use your device’s gyroscope to navigate your panorama.

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