Review by Simon Conway using a Samsung Galaxy S.
When first running Photaf3D you are presented with a simple-to-follow menu. From here you can create a new panorama, load an existing one or browse settings and help information. Sharing your panoramic 360° image is also easily done via Photaf’s designated website where you can upload your panoramas and share to your favourite social network site.
Photaf 3D Panorama Pro Android App Features
- Auto image taking (using the phone’s accelerometer)
- Share to social network sites and Photaf’s gallery
- Pinch and Zoom
- Auto-stitching of images
- Standard/HD/Super HD modes (Pro version)
- Set as Live Wallpaper (Pro version)
Photaf 3D Panorama Pro Android App Performance
From the ‘create panorama’ option in the main menu you will be asked if you want to change the file name before you begin taking images. If your GPS is active you will be asked if you want to geotag your image, this is just one of many options that you can switch on or off from the settings menu. You will also be asked if you want the application to take the photo for you when you have aligned the next image or if you want to take the images manually. Selecting yes to the latter demonstrates the intelligence of this application, it really is as simple as point-and-shoot without the shoot!
A small preview window is always visible in the bottom left of the screen and as you rotate your Android to the right to align the next shot the application recognises the right-hand characteristics of the previous image and will beep. The preview panes will help you orientate and position properly. When you hear the beep, just hold still and the application will automatically take the next image for you. Keep doing this until you are back where you started.
The auto-stitch is prompted and away it goes creating your 360° panoramic image – so simple.
Viewing your 360° panorama is another joy in itself. You can scroll using the touch screen or you can opt to view in ‘compass mode’ where simply moving the Android device in an arc will trigger the scrolling, it’s like being back where you took the images originally. The results vary depending on your 360° environment. Light and dark differences in your panorama will show up on your final image due to the camera’s need to set the exposure compensation. Moving objects e.g. people in a busy park, will show as blurred areas in your final image. For the best results be selective when choosing the location to photograph.
This is a simple yet sophisticated piece of software and incredibly fun to use and wow your friends.
Photaf 3D Panorama Pro Android App Verdict
A brilliant and simple app to use with the facility to quickly and easily upload your 360° image to Photaf’s public gallery. From there you can share your creations with your preferred social network site. Whether you’re going on holiday, selling your house or just trigger happy, this is a must have app for your Android device.
||The Photaf 3D Panorama Pro App is a must have photography app for your Android device.
Photaf 3D Panorama Pro Android App Pros
Image align assist
Designated website gallery to showcase your panoramas
Can view your images on pc or via other storage media
Photaf 3D Panorama Pro Android App Cons
Intermittent problem with accelerometer not communicating with the software (there is a help section for this on their website)
|VALUE FOR MONEY
The Photaf 3D Panorama Pro costs $3.99. For more information please visit the Photaf