Photo stitching makes a scene with You Gotta See This! app

Jan 24, 2011
Tech

I never thought I’d be saying this, but I really like this app, and the $1.99 price tag is actually worth it. You Gotta See This! by Boinx Software for iPhone 4 and iPod Touch (4th gen.) running iOS 4.0 or later, is an excellent photo-stitching app for more than just panoramas. This app blends […]

I never thought I’d be saying this, but I really like this app, and the $1.99 price tag is actually worth it. You Gotta See This! by Boinx Software for iPhone 4 and iPod Touch (4th gen.) running iOS 4.0 or later, is an excellent photo-stitching app for more than just panoramas. This app blends together a series of pictures taken with the iPhone camera, and turns them into an excellent creative collage of pictures that forms the scene you were just admiring.

Anyone who has played around with digital photography is somewhat, if not intimately, familiar with the process of photo stitching. The process is simple: Take a series of pictures with overlapping edges, and then import the group of pictures into the photo-stitching software. Moments later, you’ll have a single picture blended together from the series you took. This method is usually used for panoramic shots of large landscapes. It’s very effective, and often gives a nice feel to the pictures.

You Gotta See This! takes it up a notch. Instead of simply blending pictures that share a common right or left side, the app allows you to move and tilt the iPhone camera any way you like. Hold the iPhone with an outstretched arm, and then begin recording. Move the camera in any direction, draw any shape you want while the app is recording frames, and in a moment, everything your camera just saw, each individual picture, becomes part of the whole scene. It’s quite fluid, and very easy to use. This app works far better than I expected.

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The only downside is the lack of creative themes. The functionality works well, and the final product is not poor, it’s just that the options are limited. There are a couple themes that work very well, but I wish the developers had spent more time on the finished product.

All in all, you’ve got my vote Boinx. Great job on the app. If you take any pictures at all with your iPhone, I’d recommend checking this out. I think you’ll like it.

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