Hidden Panorama Mode in iOS Camera App Revealed

November 9, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A hidden panorama mode in iOS camera app that enables compatible iOS devices to capture panoramic images by snapping multiple photos while sweeping the camera from left to right has sneaked out of the wraps.

The revelation comes via a tweet by developer Conrad Kramer. We hear iOS hackers have already submitted a Cydia application that enables this panorama setting in jailbroken iPhones.

The mode can be activated by setting the “EnableFirebreak” key to YES in a preference file within the mobile operating system, according to Kramer.

In the meantime we have also stumbled upon screenshots of the panorama mode in action posted on Twitter by a hacker who calls himself Chpwn.

In case you weren’t aware, talks about this feature had begun surfacing when Apple released the beta of iOS 5 to developers.

The code in iOS 5 beta released to the developers had provided directions on how to use the panorama feature to take super wide photos of their surroundings using the built-in camera app in the iOS.

This feature offers settings for a grid and HDR when creating panorama photo. Apple has hidden the feature, suggesting that it may be in ongoing development and testing in the company.

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