Review: Self Pano is designed to create panoramic selfie photographs

Create self-panoramic photos in an app that offers good ideas with imperfect execution.

Self Pano is designed to make taking self panoramic photographs easy, but without a clear tutorial or guides, it will take some practice to get the process nailed down. The app offers a useful tool set but doesn't support that tool set with anything more than an info. screen that you are tasked with finding on your own. Nonetheless, if done right, you can create some pretty cool-looking selfie photographs with this app.

Here is how Self Pano works. When you open the app, there will be three slots onscreen. Tap each of them and you are prompted to take a photograph. The app does not inform you, but slot 1 should be of you, slot 2 should be your left arm, and slot 3 should be your right arm. You can then combine the photos with the help of an onscreen guide to create a selfie that isn't missing one arm to the camera. The resulting images in our tests actually looked pretty good, and while there were some guiding issues and lines didn't always match up, with practice the resulting images looked almost natural.

The major issue, however, with Self Pano is that it doesn't show you how to do any of this. There is a Help menu, hidden on the home screen with written instructions and the app does show you how to match up images, but even then you can expect some trial and error to get it right. Nonetheless, if you want to take a selfie photograph that includes both of your arms, this app can help you do it.

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