7 Replies Latest reply: May 10, 2013 4:28 PM by ckuan
Gamtu Level 1 Level 1

I'm new to apple so, Hello all!

 

I've been messing around with the panoramic feature of iPhone 5. 

 

When I start the picture I see the arrow and the line and I understand that you have to keep the arrow on the line as best you can.  I can take a picture and I do get a result.  However what I don't understand is how long the picture can be.  So far I have only been able to take a picture that is as long as the phone screen is wide.  In other words I go outside, start the process facing left, then pan 180 degrees to my right and stop the process.  All I end up with is the start picture stretched (not distorted) to fit the screen's width (a normal 16:9 picture).  I can take a normal picture (normal dimensions, normal camera settings ect.) showing the same image.  It is as though the phone is ignoring all but the first picture or cutting everything after the first picture.

 

I've tried slowing way down when panning.  I tried incruments of speeding up to the point where the picture was all distorted.  All the attempts result in just the initial start point picture.

 

How long can the picture be (time/length/MB or bits/dimensions)?  If it can be a lot longer than the result I'm getting what am I doing wrong?  Should this be just as simple as starting the process - ending the process and then viewing the result regardless of the length/width of the picture?


iPhone 5, iOS 6
Solved by Gamtu on Sep 24, 2012 7:27 AM Solved

I called apple.  They had me do a hard re-set of the phone.  However the problem persisted until I discovered that the only way to take a panoramic picture is to hold the phone vertically.  I was holding it horizontally.

  • Gamtu Level 1 Level 1

    OK I have an update.  I just went outside and tried again.  The little picture of the scene your looking at under the arrow and line on my phone stops updating after pressing the start button.  This seems to be why I only get the first frame.  How do I fix this?

  • ckuan Level 7 Level 7

    Take a panorama photo (iPhone 4S or later): Tap Options, then tap Panorama. Point iPhone where you want to start, then tap camera. Pan slowly in the direction of the arrow, holding iPhone steady. Try to keep the arrow directly on top of the horizontal line. When you finish, tap Done.

    Reverse the panning direction: Tap the arrow.

    There's a box surrounding the arrow, and when you pan from left to the end of the box on the right the camera will stop.

    You can have up to 180 degree image. The size is up to 28 megapixels.

  • Gamtu Level 1 Level 1

    I called apple.  They had me do a hard re-set of the phone.  However the problem persisted until I discovered that the only way to take a panoramic picture is to hold the phone vertically.  I was holding it horizontally.

  • ckuan Level 7 Level 7

    There you go, glad you had it sorted.

  • Susan E Campbell Level 1 Level 1

    I am having the same problems when trying to take a panorama picture.  It may only take the first frame or doesn't even start at all when I press the shutter button.

  • Gamtu Level 1 Level 1

    You must hold the phone straight up and down.  Hold it so the camera is at the top on the back and the home button is on the bottom on the front.  Click the camera button and pan right not left.

  • ckuan Level 7 Level 7

    Which iPhone model do you have?