Panorama FAILs

Panorama FAILs

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Updated Aug 19, 2014 at 05:29PM EDT by Don.

Added Aug 19, 2014 at 04:25PM EDT by Don.

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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[9] 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[11] subreddit (shown below). On April 28th, 2013, the /r/panoramicsgonewrong[10] subreddit was launched for submissions of notable failed panorama photos.

On November 30th, Distractify[2] published a compilation of panorama fails. On January 22nd, 2014, the @PanoramaFails[6] 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[8] posted a slideshow of panorama fail images. On April 10th, BuzzFeed[1] highlighted 29 bizarre panorama photographs. On the following day, The Huffington Post[3] published an article about failed panoramic photos that resemble “surrealist art.” Also on April 11th, the Panorama Fail Tumblr[4] blog was created. On June 5th, CollegeHumor[5] 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[7] subreddit, where it gained over 5,800 votes (98% upvoted) in the next two weeks (shown below).

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