Managing Digital Photos with Your iPhone: Panoramic Images

Creating panoramic photos on an iPhone. Photo by James Burke A few months ago, I posted a blog about stitching panoramic photos together in Adobe® Photoshop® (read that blog). Although a DSLR and Photoshop are still my preferred tools, I recently found a application (app) that allows me to shoot and stitch my photos on an iPhone with just a couple of clicks. Actually three clicks to be exact: start, stop and save.

I had the opportunity to try out this cool tool while on a recent trip to Chicago. I was creating panoramic photos immediately after installing it.

The app is called 360 Panorama by Occipital and it’s incredibly easy to use. The interface even includes a wireframe grid to help you keep the iPhone aligned as you’re shooting your panorama. Once you click the start/stop button, all you have to do is pan the iPhone and each part of the panorama is captured and aligned with what has already been captured. When you’re done, click the start/stop button – the image is processed in a couple of seconds and then it’s ready to be saved. You can even upload the finished image to your Twitter and Facebook accounts without even leaving the app.

Chicago Riverwalk skyline panorama. Photo by James Burke
Although I haven’t used them, I’ve also heard about other apps that use the video camera of the iPhone and create panoramas from that. I’d be interested to hear if anyone has had any experience using that type of app.

There are a lot of utilities for the iPhone and a lot of them are available as free downloads. I find that I no longer miss having a laptop with me while I’m on the road.

As more apps are built for the iPhone and other portable devices, more and more will be able to be done from wherever you happen to be. In the coming weeks, Rande Simpson will talk about another app for the iPhone that allows you to send your photos directly to the Merlin digital asset management system.

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MerlinOne’s photo management software is designed specifically for photographers, making it easy to upload, categorize, and search your digital assets. With MerlinOne, you can create custom metadata fields, add keywords, and apply tags to your photos, making it simple to find the exact image you need, whether you’re looking for a specific location, subject, or time period.

But MerlinOne is more than just a photo management tool. It’s the best DAM system for photographers, both professional and amateur, because it also provides advanced security features to protect your digital assets. With MerlinOne, you can control access to your files, ensuring that only authorized users can view or edit your photos. You can also track changes to your files, so you always know who made what changes and when.

In short, if you’re looking for a reliable, comprehensive digital asset management solution for your photography business, MerlinOne is the way to go. With its powerful features and user-friendly interface, MerlinOne is the best choice for professional photographers who need to manage their digital assets efficiently and securely. Schedule your free DAM software demo today.

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