The quick and easy way to create panoramic photos for your web pages.
Here's the secret to quickly creating great looking panoramic photos using a camera that you probably already have and free software. You can shoot panoramic photos and have them online in minutes using this technique
Let's say you want to shoot and embed an interactive panoramic photo on your web site. Maybe a shot from your vacation. Or a photo from a resort, or beach, or farmer's market, or maybe inside a retail store or or all the cars on auto dealers sales lot.
Whatever the reason, you probably already own the right kind of camera to create panoramas. All you need to add is free software that shoots and stitches the photos for you - creating interactive panorama photos in under a minute.
Here's an example of the kind of photo you can create (use your mouse to move the photo left or right).
Pretty nice, right?
If you want to be able to quickly create that kind of photo, all you need is your cell phone. Either an iPhone or Android - it doesn't matter which as long as it has a photo camera.
Then download and install the free DerMandar app from your phone's app store. (If using an Android phone, find the Dermandar app in the Play Store on your phone.)
That's it. Nothing to buy. No complications.
After you install the Dermandar app on your cell phone, start it up and shoot photos as shown in the video below.
Note: I didn't shoot the video below - it's from YouTube.
As shown in the above video, to shoot a panoramic photo with DerMandar, you start the app on your phone, hold the phone vertically, and tap to start. Then rotate the camera until the two icons touch and the camera will automatically shoot the photo.
Keep rotating the phone for the full panoramic range or tap the screen to stop at any point.
When complete, your interactive panorama will be ready in seconds. To save the photo, click the menu icon and choose 'share'. This saves the photo to your phone's memory card.
Then if you like, you can shoot more photos, email the photo to yourself, or share it on facebook - but don't be in a hurry to share. You'll want to do something else first.