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Pano Makes Its Way to Android, Bringing Panoramic Pics to a Phone Near You

For those of you without panoramic pic taking capabilities already built into your phone, you may be interested in Pano, one of the most popular iOS apps of all time.  I’ve been testing the Android version for the folks at Debacle Software for a couple of months now and have really grown to like it over almost all of other panoramic apps in the market.  To use it, you simply snap a shot, move to the right to match up the ghosted image you just took, and snap another as many times as you’d like.  It’s super simple, does a solid job of stitching photos, and of course, lets you share your creations from within the app.  

The only issue I ran into was attempting to match up the ghosted pictures in bright sunlight.  Depending one what you are taking pictures of, the lighting or the color of your target can make this pretty difficult.

The app can be had today for $2, but will jump up to $3 here shortly.

Market Link  ($2.02)

 

  • Anonymous

    Been checking out this app and it definitely is the best option for those that don’t have native panoramic support on their devices.  I’ve tried most of the other options and they were all incredibly poor at stitching.

    Takes a little bit of time to put the photo together, but the stitching is hands down the best I’ve seen.  Great app for those that would like to take a panoramic picture on the go … like, you know, when you don’t have your proper camera with you.  *cough*noobbellow*cough*

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  • meth feld

    stupidest thing ever,,,,why not just have a camera that takes a panoramic picture.  You know back in the 20th century people did this kind of crap with a kodak instamatic  LOL

    • Anonymous

      stupidest comment ever

      or, at least, on this article

      XD

  • RW-1

    Photoshop, several pics and poof, pano shots at $0 cost.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      Are you talking about Photoshop for a PC/Mac?  Photoshop costs $670, so no, it’s just a bit more expensive than this app.  I already have Photoshop, but your suggestion doesn’t really make sense for those who don’t own it.

  • Conty

    always preferred Photaf to be honest, does an amazing job. 

  • DanSke

    Doesn’t work on Tbolt. I dl’ed it and when opening up the app just force closes. What a shame.

  • Anonymous

    awesome, now i can properly take pics of my junk to send to all the ladies.

  • http://profiles.google.com/ralphtrentacosta Ralph Trentacosta

    Ill wait for it to be Amazon’s free app-o-the-day.  Does anyone know the final image resolution of one of these pics?  I had this feature on my Samsung Omnia Windows phone but it made the images less then 1 meg.  Was not worth it in the end.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      There isn’t any guarantee that it will even be Amazon’s free app of the day.  That would be up to the dev.

      • Anonymous

        Exactly … and it’s only $2 … what is it with Android users and their refusal to buy / support devs and the platform as a whole.

        You’re either interested in the app, which is hands down the best available, or you’re not.  If you are, what is $2?  Oh yeah, $2.  Or 3 when it changes.  C’mon people … 

  • Anonymous

    I went to market.android.com, made sure I was logged in, typed “Pano” in the search bar and then waded through 5 pages of apps before finding this one. Yes I know the market link was provided. And yes, the search was sorted by relevance. 

    I don’t know if thats bad on the market, or this app is way to generically titled. Either way, I lost interest before I got to page 5.

  • Anonymous

    That’s a long ass phone!!!  :) :)

  • Anonymous

    I just paiid $21.86 for an i P a d2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her

    Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.74 there arriving tomorrow

    by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again.

    Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $658 which

    only cost me $62.80 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from,
    http://EgoWin.com

  • Gritchu

    This is cool, but I’m interested in a nice solid camera app. Not one that has a million and a half filters and fun ways to edit a photo or full of gimmics but one that has a nice clean interface is fast and can take a photo with little setup.

    I’ve got a Droid Incredible, and my stock camera has been glitchy for some time now (even after performing a full restore). Sometimes it works great, other times pressing the photo button crashes the app to the desktop rather than taking the photo. I hear it’s rather common with no good solutions out there.

    Any suggestions?

  • Anonymous

    It told me I don’t have 50 MB of free space for the app to run. Refunded.

  • Anonymous

    You guys should post QR codes for these things. I would like that.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25001493 Hank Godwin

      They provide a link, which is much easier then pulling out your phone, opening the camera app, and scanning a QR code.

      • Anonymous

        I disagree, that’s why I posted.

  • Booboolala2000

    My Samsung Charge has a panoramic option built in. Can do 360° shots. Works pretty good, not as god as my. Olympus. Now if this works better than my Samsung’s native version I guess I could give it 14.5 minutes to check it out. Didn’t even know these Apps were available.

  • Anonymous

    Most the time the phone cameras that do panaramic pics tend to give a fisheye look to the resultant photo.  I’ll stick with my Panasonic Lumix camera which does a fantastic job.

    • Anonymous

      Good point! I also use my Nikon D3X for shooting; far better than a silly little phone camera.

      Plus, since it gets much better call quality, I only use my Moto Razr for making calls (smarthpones don’t hold a candle to it!), and I always use a cell phone signal booster.

      Also, the screen is far too small and bright for reading; if I want to read a book, I’ll use my dang Kindle!

      Not to mention the sorry state of mobile gaming; I’ll take my DS and PSP, thank you very much.

      And for mobile processing? Forget your limited functionality, slow keyboard, and small screen; I’ll take my Alienware M18X over my Droid any day of the week!

      Don’t even get me started about using your phone’s LED as a flashlight; it doesn’t hold a candle to my 3 D-cell MAG LED light.

      GPS on your phone? No thanks! My Garmin Nuvi 755T gets a signal much faster, and doesn’t need a data connexion to work.

      As for alarm clocks, no app will ever come close to my Oregon Scientific BAR338PA ExactSet Projection Clock with it’s cable-free weather forecaster.

      Mp3 player? On a phone? I don’t think so. Not while I have my Cowon S9.

      etc.

      • Simmeltron

        Please take a picture of you holding all those gadgets and using them at the same time. I will take a picture of my Droid 3.

  • Matthew Pugliese

    I prefer to take Panoramics on my actual camera lol

  • Anonymous

    I’m going outta time today, so I’m definitely going to buy this app and try it out later. Sweet!

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  • http://twitter.com/batfandotcom Ben Rollier

    Already built in to the D2G camera

  • Bert336

    Samsung Fascinate has it on its built in camera software too… so Pano take your ano back home and quit trying to take peoples $2! 

    • Anonymous

      You are aware that there are other handsets on the market, aren’t you?

  • Jaylaw1964

    droid x comes with panoramic mode on it’s built in camera already.

    • Papoose34328

      I wonder if the bionic and the sgs2 will have it

  • Jordan

    Comes with my DROID 3 :)

  • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

    Yawn. Blur has had this for over a year.

    • Peter Bartholomul

      HTC Sense has also. Nothing special about it.

      • Anonymous

        Maybe for those of us that didn’t know about it…or maybe that blurred version sucks and this one is full of win..still buying. :) 

      • Michael Gomez

        Lies! HTC sense does not have this. Show me where!.

    • Anonymous

      The one in Blur sucks compared to this. Pano is MUCH more refined in my opinion.

      • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

        what your nutz the one on my x kicks ass 

  • FortitudineVincimus

    50mb of mem for this app… eek

    • http://www.facebook.com/Pengwnmastr Mitchell Johnson

      I’m looking at it in the app manager and it’s only showing 1.41MB
      I don’t know where people are getting this 50MB from?

      • Anonymous

        See below on my OD Droid

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  • http://profiles.google.com/mpaa.hasta.love.me I Pirate Movies

    Free?  I’d try it.  $2?  Panoramic photos aren’t that important to me.

    • Jason Purp

      Well if you really pirate movies like your username suggests, you’ll just end up pirating this app as well. So what do you care?

  • Jason Purp

    Now we can save pictures of Oprah to our phones in all of her entirety.

    • FortitudineVincimus

      Now my chick can fully get photos of my wiener…. BOOO YA

      • Jason Purp

        Now my chick can fully send photos of her wiener.

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          • Marques Williams

            Now my chick…wait….I don’t have one :(

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tanner-Hodges/100000079676741 Tanner Hodges

      I want the big ass Nexus S please

      • Jason Purp

        You will never even find a drawn picture of a Nexus in a Verizon store.

      • Anonymous

        That thing’s got like a Tegra 16 processor :)

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          D’oh, so you are a New Guy..

          • Anonymous