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Panorama FAILs are a sequence of photographs that have been poorly stitched together with panorama creation software, often resulting in a bizarre, artistic or humorous image.
The earliest known failed panorama was uploaded to the photo-sharing website Flickr by user rothkopf on August 7th 2010, featuring several photos of a living room piece together in a jumbled fashion (shown below).
On September 19th, 2012, Apple released the iOS 6 operating system for mobile devices, which included an updated camera app with a “panorama mode” allowing users to piece multiple photos together into one shot (shown below).
On December 31st, Redditor Subaru92 submitted a panorama photo in which several horses appear to only have two legs to the /r/iPhone subreddit (shown below). On April 28th, 2013, the /r/panoramicsgonewrong subreddit was launched for submissions of notable failed panorama photos.
On November 30th, Distractify published a compilation of panorama fails. On January 22nd, 2014, the @PanoramaFails Twitter feed was launched, with its first tweet featuring a failed panorama photo of a dog in a backyard (shown below).
On February 4th, Cheezburger posted a slideshow of panorama fail images. On April 10th, BuzzFeed highlighted 29 bizarre panorama photographs. On the following day, The Huffington Post published an article about failed panoramic photos that resemble “surrealist art.” Also on April 11th, the Panorama Fail Tumblr blog was created. On June 5th, CollegeHumor posted 20 Panorama glitch photos, describing it as “your iPhone on an acid trip.” On August 4th, 2014, a failed panoramic of a beach was submitted to the /r/pics subreddit, where it gained over 5,800 votes (98% upvoted) in the next two weeks (shown below).
Distractify – The 30 Most Awkward Panoramic Photo Fails of All Time
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