Although it is very common today that our mobile has a lens with a wide angle, sometimes it is still necessary to take a panoramic image of a lifetime: stitching together multiple photos to create a larger.
The good thing is that you do not need to join the photos manually (although if you want, there are also apps for that like Bimostitch), but there are applications to create panoramic images effortlessly. Here we have selected the best today.
The one on your mobile
Before sending you to Google Play to install applications, you should check if your mobile does not already have the function to create panoramic images in the pre-installed camera app. This is most likely to be the case, although it may be slightly hidden.
Using the pre-installed camera app not only prevents you from having to install more apps on your mobile, but generally should work better than third party ones, being optimized for the camera of your mobile. However, if you are not too convinced by how your mobile makes panoramas, keep reading to find alternatives.
Google Street View
Google Street View is technically an application for view and create spherical images to publish on Google Maps, although nothing prevents you from using it on your own to create images on your own, without uploading them anywhere.
Of course, they will be spherical images and not panoramic images in the old way. The way to create them is quite intuitive, as you must point the camera at the points that will appear until you capture all of them.
Google Street View
DMD Panorama is an application specialized in creating panoramic images that, although it has not been updated for a few years and although its interface is a bit ugly, it is still working reasonably well.
The capture is automatic, and you just have to move the mobile until you join the “yin and yang” that make up the logo. The application has its own wraparound street viewfinder so you can see your creations.
Speaking of applications with a somewhat outdated interface, something similar happens to PhotoAF, an application already very veteran in creating panoramic images. It’s a good one alternative for mobiles with very old versions from Android.
Creating a panoramic image with PhotoAF is as easy as starting to record and slowly turning your mobile. The application takes the photos by itself and the overlays on screen during capture, helping you to align them better.
Photaf Panorama (Free)
Open Camera is a complete camera application from open source, free and without ads. How could it be otherwise, it has its own way to create panoramic images (a bit hidden, yes).
Open Camera’s panoramic camera uses a similar system to Street View, but only in one direction. Blue dots are displayed on the screen and you should move the camera to point at them and take the necessary photos. The result is quite good.
A Better Camera
Another camera application that has a function to take panoramic photos is A Better Camera, although in this case it is not free and it has ads. The app hasn’t been updated for a couple of years, but still works fine and it is a good alternative if you have an old version of Android.
When taking panoramic photos, A Better Camera asks you to slowly turn your mobile while the application takes the necessary photos without you needing to do anything. The application guides you to take the photos correctly.
A Better Camera
Bacon Camera is a camera application with advanced controls for terminals that do not have support for the Camera2 API. Among its shooting modes is the taking panoramic photos.
Bacon Camera takes panoramic photos of Continuous form, so you don’t need to point to any specific place or follow “circles” on the screen, but turn the mobile and press the stop button when you have finished with your shot.
Panorama 360 is another application with which you can create both panoramic and spherical images. It is quite similar to Street View, both in its functions and in its operation.
To create a panoramic image you need to start recording and point your mobile at the circles that appear on the screen to take the appropriate photos. When done, you can view the images separately or create the little planet effect with them.