AutoStitch on iPhone

Jan 7, 2013 13:16 · 184 words · 1 minute read

I have had AutoStitch on the iPhone{.broken_link} for quite a while. It’s an oldie, but definitely a goodie. Panorama apps are all over the place, but this one continues to be the best I have seen.

Crystal Springs near my parents' place on Bainbridge Island, Washington

Crystal Springs near my parents’ place on Bainbridge Island, Washington

The process is simple. Open the app, and start taking pictures. As you rotate the camera, you see a blue outline around what you previously took and a green box around the full frame when you have enough overlap of the next frame. It says you only need about 20% overlap, but I tend to go with 50-75% overlap.

Last day in the old apartment before leaving Amsterdam forever.

Last day in the old apartment before leaving Amsterdam forever.

When you have taken the last image, the app will stitch them all together. You can choose to crop the photo automatically, or leave the black portions in place. Sometimes it feels appropriate to keep the borders straight, other times the curvature and uneven edges feels right.

My wall of images in the Amsterdam apartment

My wall of images in the Amsterdam apartment

The Boston skyline

The Boston skyline

Somewhere along the Boston Waterfront

Somewhere along the Boston Waterfront

First night with the Boston Pops.

First night with the Boston Pops.