One of my favorite things about my iPhone is that I’ve used it to replace every other electronic device I could potentially need. Gone are the days of carrying around a phone, PDA, camera, calculator, and newspaper. I mentioned this in my last post about an iPhone DSLR lens adapter.
As long as you’re using your smartphone as a camera, you may as well use it to replace all of the features you were able to do with it. Say… that panoramic setting that helped you capture the summit shot of the last mountain you climbed?
A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon Photosynth, an app that takes a series of photos as you turn on the spot where you stand, stitches them together, and creates a three-dimensional interactive landscape that you can keep on your phone or post up for your friends online. You can also zoom in and out to get a closer look, which should be a lot more revealing since the quality in the camera has improved so dramatically since the app first went live in 2008.
I was able to take some shots of the view from a beach to the ocean wrapping around to a beachfront resort, but you can see some examples for yourself on the app’s website. And if you have other photo apps that deserve mentioning, we’d love to hear about them in the comments!