Readers who follow this blog know that PanoLab photography can be a little unconventional. Some of our most prolific photographers like to build disjointed, impressionistic, Hockneyesque collages with the application. Sometimes that was an artistic decision, and sometimes that was a limitation of the application.
Last week, we quietly rolled out a new edition of PanoLab that gives you more control over your composition. PanoLab Pro incorporates some of the powerful features of conventional desktop panorama stitchers, such as
- exposure adjustment to hide seams between photos,
- new export options including wider aspect ratios and larger resolutions,
- and automatic saving so that a composition can be revisited in multiple sessions.
The result can be a seamless, professional-quality panorama like you might produce in hugin or Panorama Tools. Or it can be a work of photocollage, the likes of which have made the original PanoLab popular on Flickr.
We’ve been beta testing PanoLab Pro for three weeks with some very creative and talented photographers, and we’re excited to finally make these new features available to the public. We’ll continue to update both PanoLab and PanoLab Pro with new capabilities in the next week. Stay tuned.
Panolab users tend to have incredible skill in aligning photos, but everyone makes mistakes. In celebration of this fact, the next version of PanoLab will allow the perfectionist photographer to select a misplaced photo and remove it from the composition. She can also rearrange the entire stack of photos to put her best ones in front:
PanoLab 1.0 will also have a gorgeous new icon and startup screen. The update is currently in review; watch for it on the store in the next week.
PanoLab is an experimental application that we’re developing at Originate Labs, with the goal of making it fun and easy to assemble multi-frame panoramas on your iPhone. As of this week, the first version of PanoLab is free to download on the iTunes Store:
Creating a panorama is as simple as picking two or more images from your photo library and dragging them into alignment. PanoLab handles perspective correction for you. When you’re finished, you can export your creation back to your photo library for emailing, uploading, or whatever else you’re into.
PanoLab is under continuous development, and we’re aiming to announce new features soon. In the meantime, send ideas, musings, and works of art to email@example.com.