Taking photographs in a wide format, the so-called panoramic capture, is one of the coolest features that any camera of any smartphone should provide. It goes without saying that the latest smartphones from Samsung, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ Plus devices, include this feature with their Camera apps.
When you activate it, the smartphone will basically shoot several photos in a row and stitch them together, resulting in this wide format photography that encompasses a lot more than a standard format can do.
So far so good, but how do you activate the panoramic mode and how do you take panoramic photos with your brand-new Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus? If you really want those high-quality pictures at 360 degrees, twice as long as they are tall, you only have to take the following simple steps:
- Go to the Home screen, Lock screen, or wherever you have the shortcut of the Camera app;
- Launch the Camera;
- Identify the Mode option;
- Tap and hold on it until you get the list of options;
- Identify the Panorama thumbnail and select it.
That was the part where you simply activated this special mode. For the actual panoramic shooting, you will have to:
- Aim the object you want to capture;
- Press the shutter button and start to move the camera slowly, in one particular direction, on the same horizontal level, as straight as you can;
- You should also see an alignment box on the display, designed to guide you to keep the camera lens on the same level and align all the scenes that you capture;
- When you stop moving the camera or when the maximum range allowed has been reached, the device will make all the adjustments to create that panoramic image you just captured.
You can find your new panoramic photo in the Gallery of the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus.