1. edkaufmann's Avatar
    what in the world am I missing here? When I switched from WP 7.8 to WP10 ( with 950xl) it seems the 'panorama' function went 2 generations backwards compared to the 'Lumia panorama' app!

    I must be missing something here. It must be my fault not knowing!
    - I only can make a panorama picture with 2 photos!
    - the UI is 3 generations backwards - but again ... I might just miss the goodies!
    - I attached the screen when on 'panorama' - is this considered the UI - can't believe this!
    (I'm not sure whether the attachment is really loaded!)
    questions:
    - where do I find a decent, up to date , documentation for the 950 xl? explaining all camera functions!
    - how do I handle this 'panorama' thing!
    thanks for your time and help, ed
    11-02-2016 10:42 AM
  2. beman39's Avatar
    OMG you're right! yea I'm not much of a pic guy, so this doesn't bother me none, but I can see the panorama app is H-O-R-R-I-B-L-E... I honestly don't know what MS was thinking or the programmer of this app is just BAD! like REALLY BAD LOL what a way to ruin a great camera! good going guys!!
    11-02-2016 03:33 PM
  3. mggm100's Avatar
    You don't have to take multiple images. After you make the first button push, just slowly move the camera in the direction of the arrow on the screen. When your image covers everything you want, push the button again to stop the recording. .
    11-02-2016 04:04 PM
  4. beman39's Avatar
    that doesn't happen with me, it stops by itself when I reach the other half of the screen and then the picture looks normal not panoramic... also the arrow tells to to moveup and then to the right... very confusing to say the least...
    11-02-2016 04:09 PM
  5. jsooney's Avatar
    The panorama thing works fairly well in my experience. It tells you how to move and whether you are going too fast or slow, and whether you are tilting too high or low. This is one of the first efforts, not that great but ok. I got better later but I don't have those handy right now.
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    11-02-2016 05:17 PM
  6. edkaufmann's Avatar
    embarrassing - I must be 'generation X'! Never came to my mind holding the camera upright ... to do a panorama!
    thanks a lot - all ok now.
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    11-03-2016 01:34 AM
  7. edkaufmann's Avatar
    embarrassing - I must be 'generation X'! Never came to my mind holding the camera upright ... to do a panorama!
    thanks a lot - all ok now.
    11-03-2016 01:34 AM
  8. anthonyng's Avatar
    embarrassing - I must be 'generation X'! Never came to my mind holding the camera upright ... to do a panorama!
    thanks a lot - all ok now.
    lol well at least you got it sorted out! It's really awesome panorama mode :)
    Kot Prada likes this.
    11-03-2016 11:50 AM
  9. gbobman's Avatar
    Well, in defense, the app was just updated.
    11-03-2016 01:31 PM
  10. anthonyng's Avatar
    like in September just?
    Kot Prada likes this.
    11-03-2016 02:17 PM
  11. PJL99's Avatar
    Well, in defense, the app was just updated.
    The app also performed the panorama function extremely well BEFORE​ the recent update.
    gbobman likes this.
    11-03-2016 03:47 PM
  12. beman39's Avatar
    embarrassing - I must be 'generation X'! Never came to my mind holding the camera upright ... to do a panorama!
    thanks a lot - all ok now.
    bwahahahaha me too! now its working for me also... OMG! color me embarrased also
    11-03-2016 04:04 PM
  13. Krystianpants's Avatar
    bwahahahaha me too! now its working for me also... OMG! color me embarrased also
    A well written app would detect this and give you a nice little tip on what to do to work it properly.
    11-03-2016 07:05 PM
  14. 206Husky's Avatar
    I have been enjoying this feature since getting it. Worth the wait for me!
    11-03-2016 07:16 PM
  15. TrueMetalGeek's Avatar
    LOL I was reading this post and I was like "HUH?"

    Because the current (for months now) photo app has the easiest panorama photo tool I have ever used.
    You just push the button and move the phone while keeping it level and then push the button again when done.

    The resulting photo is rendered almost instantly and I have never been able to see any "stitching" artifacts like we would get in the older smart phones that you used multiple photos to make a panoramic image.
    Ariel Takom and PJL99 like this.
    11-03-2016 08:10 PM
  16. Ariel Takom's Avatar
    Not sure if I should take the OP's post seriously or not, because my experience with the panorama mode on my 950 has been nothing short of superb, and comparing this experience to the Lumia Panorama that I've used with my 620 and 830, the new Panorama mode is miles ahead. As one of the users above mentioned, the stitching process took mere seconds after I finished taking the panorama picture, and quality of panorama was really great. I also like how I only have to move the camera sideways like how it works in iPhones, rather than the old Lumia Panorama app where I'd have to move the camera from spot to spot, and sometimes giving me errors like "Move to the left" or "Move above", and even when I do so it still gave me errors lmao.

    All in all, the new Panorama mode is better. Period.
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    11-04-2016 02:58 AM
  17. YeahRrright's Avatar
    My experience with panoramas was HORRIBLE. Had a small trip to Bremen, wanted to take some nice pics, look at the atrocities it made:

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    06-27-2017 02:23 AM
  18. Kot Prada's Avatar
    My experience with panoramas was HORRIBLE. Had a small trip to Bremen, wanted to take some nice pics, look at the atrocities it made:

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    That old buildings are dangerous already
    06-27-2017 04:32 AM
  19. raycpl's Avatar
    My experience with panoramas was HORRIBLE. Had a small trip to Bremen, wanted to take some nice pics, look at the atrocities it made:

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    The stitching on the rightside looks bad, I'm not sure what transpired with your picts. I seldom use panaroma, but it always comes out decent. The only problem I ever face was it could not handle high variance in contrast... say, a sweeping shot of a beach at sunset.

    ...!!
    06-27-2017 05:57 AM
  20. raggedy b's Avatar
    Works very well I reckon
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    06-27-2017 04:22 PM

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