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Pano was originally launched in the iTunes App Store in 2008, but recent updates continue to make it one of the best apps for taking great-looking panoramic photos using your iPhone.

Pano was originally launched in the iTunes App Store in 2008, but recent updates continue to make it one of the best apps for taking great-looking panoramic photos using your iPhone. The interface is sparse, but that only makes it easier: simply point your iPhone at the scene and take up to 16 shots (a full 360 degrees) to make the perfect panoramic image.

You start by taking a shot from one side. Then, Pano gives you a ghost image overlay so you can match up your next shot. You don't have to worry if it doesn't match up exactly; Pano blends and stitches your photographs together using an updated algorithm so most mistakes will be unnoticeable. The folks at Debacle Software say the new algorithm offers advanced alignment, blending, and color correction to provide seamless images, and in our testing, we saw great results with only a few issues.

Overall, Pano is an excellent way to capture a whole scene. Our only problem with the app is that there aren't any social-network sharing options (images are saved to iPhone library), but with the results the app generates, it's hard to complain. If you're looking for a great way to take super-wide-angle shots to capture the whole view, check out this app.

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