From the description on the Nokia Store:
Panorama Assistant helps you to create great high resolution photo panoramas by using sensors to perfectly align each shot. It is also possible to calculate panorama rotations or use the app as an attachment for external (e.g. DSLR) cameras.
NOTE: Panorama Assistant does not stitch panoramas but it assists in shooting perfect source images for panoramas which can then be fused into high resolution panoramas using your favorite software!
You get the idea, then. Using the full resolution (if you so choose) of the Nokia PureView sensors, the utility makes it as easy as possible to create stunning panoramas, including wrap-around, 360 versions.
Via the PureView Club, check out this example, shot on the Lumia 1020. Just click the image and use the on-screen interface to rotate through 36 degrees - you'll be impressed!
There are more examples of the utility at work here. Try clicking on this extra example image below:
This more traditional panorama shows the Reschensee (South Tyrol) captured with a Nokia 808 PureView (Symbian).
Note again that the actual stitching together of the images needs to happen on the desktop, as Harald explained to the PureView Club:
I do not provide software for this, but there are plenty of excellent tools available.
The stitching process takes several tenths of seconds (up to minutes) on an Intel Core i7 8-core CPU and uses all 24GB of my machine’s RAM. So, it’s still a bit too much for mobile devices :).
- Which software did you use to stitch these shots?
I used Autopano and Microsoft ICE for the final panoramas. I also experimented with the panorama function built into Photoshop, and some other tools.
Here are some screens of Panorama Assistant in action on the two Nokia platforms:
Composing the panorama in the viewfinder on Symbian...
Starting to take the panorama again, this time on the Nokia Lumia 1020, on Windows Phone...
Plenty to tweak here on Windows Phone too...
Assuming you're as impressed as me and that you want to get started creating mega-high-resolution panoramas on your phone, see these 'buy' links: