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  1. Covert_Death

    Covert_Death Well-Known Member
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    i would like to take a few panoramic photos this weekend and would like to know what is the best software for android's right now?
     

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  2. Covert_Death

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    bump, just out of curiosity even though my camera is now broke
     
  3. italianwjt

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  4. novox77

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    I assume you guys are talking about a program to stick regular pics together to form a panorama? That's best done on a desktop PC. I'm an avid photographer, and I've tried lots of different stitching. The best one by far is Autopano Giga.
     
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  6. Obg1

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    You can try my app: "Photaf 3D Panorama".
    It has been greatly improved, and the next version
    that I'm planning to release in about 6 days will going to be even better.

    You can also check out my website at:
    Photaf 3D Panorama

    to see users uploaded panoramas taken with my app.

    Try the free version first.
     
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  7. reinbeau

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    I was going to recommend Phoaf 3D Panorama too, even though I've got panorama on my Captivate, this program seems to handle things better than the native function.
     
  8. gunnroseclose

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    love your apps and really appriciate

    Also, waiting for the next version :D:D
     
  9. Obg1

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    Next version is here :)

    I've added two new features:

    Camera portrait mode
    Exposure and White balance control

    Both features requires Froyo and camera support.
    Currently they are implemented only at the "Pro" version,
    But i'm going to cascade it to the free version soon.

    Here is a link to a panorama I took with the camera landscape feature:

    Photaf 3D Panorama - Dev test

    It gives you more vertical field of view, but requires more pictures and processing time.
     
  10. reinbeau

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    Aw, you need Froyo? That's not fair, to change the program to that level - I did pay for the Pro. I'll avoid the update until you know what freezes over - that's about when AT&T will OTA us the update :(
     
  11. Obg1

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    The app will work the same as it did, on 2.1. But the Froyo requirements
    are only for the two new features I've mentioned: Exposure + Portrait.
    With 2.1 they will be disabled.

    Unfortunately, supporting camera in portrait mode in 2.1 requires lots of hacking, due to SDK limitations. In 2.2 google solved this issue.

    Bottom line - don't worry, I'm still supporting 2.1 :)
    And if you have any specific problem or question, fill free to email me.
    As a developer who sales his products directly to the end users, supporting them is something I'll never neglect.
     
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    I have tried Photaf 3D free version on my Desire HD and found it a great app in pricipal however the image is not clear unlike my daughters iPhone appPhotosynth which takes sharp vertical and horizontal images and stiches them together.
    I tried Photaf 3D Pro which has the HD and SuperHD option the images were a bit sharper but still nothing like Photosynth.
    For Android users I think Photaf3D is as good as we are going to get in panoramic photography.
    Thanks for the app and keep up the good work the effort is appreciated but try to improve on the image quality although I guess it's a bit hard to compete with Microsoft and NASA's resourses.
     
  13. daveybaby

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    I can thoroughly recommend Sony Ericsson's panorama app. It's still in beta and is designed to only work on the X10, but with a bit of messing about it can be made to work on some other phones (check this post here for a tweaked version).

    It seems to work very differently to photaf, in that it continually scans and integrates narrow slices to build up the scene, whereas photaf (correct me if i'm wrong obg1) takes whole pictures and stitches them together. Results vary, it can be a bit tempramental (it is still in beta) but you can get some great results with it as well as some cool effects (try getting someone to run around you in a huge semicircle while you track them with the camera - you get hundreds of people!).

    Not necessarily recommending this over the excellent photaf, more like having it alongside photaf. Panoramic apps is an inexact science so having 2 apps using different approaches is very useful.
     
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  14. downgrade

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    Photak for me but sometimes I get the feeling it is a little clunky, its more for fun than anything!!
     
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