Windows Camera app gains support for panorama shots
The cameras on our smartphones have grown to be quite powerful tools. While we once just used these lenses to capture quick shots and share them with friends via MMS, smartphone cameras are now quickly blurring the line between them and full-fledged DSLRs. Whether you just like taking really good pictures, or you're trying your hand out at some semi-professional stills and videos, our smartphone cameras are now capable of doing more things than they ever have been before.
One of the most enjoyable things to do with these cameras is to take panorama shots of our surroundings. These panoramic images allow us to capture a tremendously wide field of view, and are just plain fun to capture when you're out and about on a beautiful day. Unfortunately if you're using a phone powered by Windows 10 Mobile, you've been left out of this fun for quite some time. Microsoft's camera app is fairly well-featured, but the lack of support for panorama pictures has been a real sore spot for a lot of users.
Thankfully, it looks like it won't be too much longer before all Windows 10 Mobile handsets get support for this long-awaited feature. Today, Microsoft has officially released panorama support for their Windows Camera app. The new Panorama Mode is currently only available to those who are signed up as Windows Insiders, but with Microsoft already making this push, it shouldn't be too much longer before it's available to the public.
If you are a Windows Insider, you should be able to download a new update for the Windows Camera app. The new update version is officially 2016.816.21.0, and once it's downloaded and installed on your device, you'll see a new icon that will allow you to start taking panorama pictures!