How to use Panorama on your Nokia Lumia with Windows Phone 8

Nokia-Panorama-logoIt’s a bit wide world out there, so why not capture it with your Nokia Lumia 620, Nokia Lumia 820 or Nokia Lumia 920? All have excellent cameras, and just as importantly all have the Panorama function. Here’s how to use it.

Whether you’re using the 5-megapixel camera found in the new entry-level Nokia Lumia 520, the amazing 6.7-megapixel of the new mid-range Nokia Lumia 720, or the class-leading PureView snapper in the Nokia Lumia 920, Panorama is available to you.

It works by expertly stitching together five shots to form a single widescreen picture, or a panoramic view to give it a more appropriate name. All you need to do is point and gradually pan from left to right.

Nokia’s implementation of this technology is the best around, as you’d expect, but some of you may still need a helping hand to get snapping in full widescreen.

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Follow these steps and you’ll be capturing those stunning vistas in no time.

Step 1

Select Panorama and hold your phone up to the far left of the subject and press the shutter button as if you were taking an ordinary photo.

Step 2

Slowly pan your Nokia Lumia handset to the right to align the two circles – Panorama will automatically take the remaining four shots, so don’t worry about pressing the shutter key again.

Step 3

Repeat up to three more times, trying to keep the camera moving in as straight a line as possible.

Step 4

You don’t have to use all five frames – press the tick at any point to finish the process.┬áThere you have it! Your very own panoramic picture with Panorama.

Have you had any good results through using the Panorama app? Let us know in the comments section below.


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  • Mikey_Bee
  • Mikey_Bee

    Natural choice would be to opt for the Lumia 830 – still got the benefits of the metal body and PureView camera but with wireless charging now built in and bigger screen! Hope that helps?

  • Ritam Dutta

    Using the Lumia 925. Should I upgrade it to 730/830???

  • Mikey_Bee

    No but Microsoft has an app for that:
    That’s the one we use :)

  • juraj

    thank you, and can i take 360 panoramas too???

  • Mikey_Bee

    Possibly a bug? Worth switching phone off and on again as this often helps things settle, especially if you’ve just downloaded the app?

  • Mikey_Bee

    You’ll find the app in the Nokia Collection on your phone- check out our video:

  • Mikey_Bee

    They will appear in the Camera Roll along with other photos

  • Subhash Saravanan

    great !
    but where do i view my taken pics?