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Comparing AutoStitch and native iOS 6 panoramas. Can you tell which is which? And which is better?

Okay, so now that I've had a look on the computer for myself instead of just my iPhone, I'll reveal that the top was iOS and bottom was AutoStitch. Looks like I'll be shooting something else to use for an upcoming article. The exposures here varied as the clouds got darker between shots. Need to find a controlled lighting environment. I'll say, however, that even though the iOS shot on the top is brighter, I would have thought with the darker clouds that the bottom would've been brighter as the camera compensated for less light. Either way, there's more cloud detail, ergo why I like it better. The iOS shot has solid white blown-out areas in the clouds. And no matter which way you look at it, it's easier to line up individual shots and stitch them later than it is to carefully hold a camera steady as you pan across for a live panorama.

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Uploaded on September 22, 2012