Panorama is the main workspace to gather all the individual components and to manipulate them, in order to create a single image out of those. This is the workspace above the tab bar when the 'Panorama' tab is selected.

The Panorama workspace has two tool bars which are by default hidden. You can toggle the visibility of the toolbars by tapping either on the bottom half(for the bottom toolbar) or at the top half(for the top toolbar).

The buttons in the toolbars are:


You can tap Edit to edit the currently shown pano. When a Pano is being edited, the name of the button changes to 'Solid'. Once

in this mode, you can toggle between 'Solid' when all the layers are opqaue and 'Sheer' which shows the layers in transparent mode. The transparent mode will help in seeing how the layers are stacked and aligned by showing the underlying components.

You can save the pano when in either 'Sheer' or 'Solid' mode. By default, the opaqueness value for 'Solid' is set 1(totally opaque) and 'Sheer' is set at 0.8(80 percent opaque). These can be changed via Settings


Saves the currently visible view in the Panorama workspace(without the tab bars) into the Pan Roll.

It is WYSIWYG. The only exception is graphics. Graphics, unlike all others only draws the graphical components inside it in its place(not the rest of the space int it). This should be naturally what is to be expected but unlike others(map/text/image) who draw all draw all of their content. The saved image will also be scaled to fit in its aspect to the size of the Panorama workspace(hence can be larger than what is seen in the Panorama workspace if all of the components in it currently only partially occupy it in horizontal or vertical dimension.


You can send the currently visible pano in the Panorama workspace via email(default) by pressing on this button. If you set your Carrier to be Bluetooth in Settings, this will try to connect to the other devices in the vicinity via bluetooth before sending the contents as image.

Note that you need not save the image in order to send. This allows the image to be customized/modified just before sending.

When your carrier is email, the contact book is brought up for you to pick the recipients. In case of Bluetooth, the sender may need to press send twice: first time for discovery and connection and second time for actually sending. The recipient can press 'Send' to connect.

Once the image that is being sent reaches the recipient, the recipient disconnects. So, if a next pano needs to be sent, the procedure needs to be followed once again.


Notate lets you annotate the individual components in the Panorama Workspace or to add general notation that is not attache to any. The notations attached to a component follow the component on which they are attached. If the notation is attached to an image, when the image is rotated, the notation will rotate along with it. Notate also shows the current state: >Notate< means notation is currently off.

In order to attach a notation, tap on it, the title should change to <Notate>. Start by typing after selecting the spot where you want to attach the notation. Press return to complete. Note that while notation is on, any tap inside Panorama workspace is interpreted as a decision to attach a notation which will not allow you to do other operations such as move/rotate/zoom. So, you will need to shut notating off by pressing it again before you can do any other operation. The state should then change back to >Notate< as it was and you can continue on to other things. Notations are center justified. Notations are 'Rotated' by default by 90 degrees which is in conformance with the rest of the images being composed. This rotation angle can be changed in Settings.


Similar to Notate, the {} denotes whether the frame is currently attached or not. Frames can not be deleted like other components can be. The only way to remove the frame of a Pano that was saved earlier and is now being edited is to use this button. When there is a frame and the frame is currently attached, you can press on this to detach that frame. The state will be shown as: }{. You can reattach the frame by pressing on this button again, changed status will show up as: {}. Or, you can reapply a new frame altogether.


This is the info button. By default, it is disabled. It will be automatically enabled when the Pano is in edit mode(and there is no other means to enable it). Pressing on it when it is enabled will display a detail disclosure button on every component at one of the component's corners. Pressing on any given detail disclosure button will disclose the minute details of that component. This disclosure will also give an opportunity for us to attach a multi-media item on the component via an 'On Touch Do' tool bar button at the bottom(there is no other way to attach multi-media).


Brings up the text tab where you can enter multi-line text(a sheet of text as opposed to the notation which is just a line).

Text can also be manipulated(rotated/zoomed/moved around) in its own right(as opposed to notation which moves with whoever it is attached to).


Brings up the map tab with a google map centered on the current location.


Brings up the Graphics tab. You can create, lines, circles, ellipses, arbitrary curves and series of any of those in the Graphics tab.

Unlike Text and Map, Graphics is overlayed on top of whatever is in the Panorama workspace so as to allow you to attach border etc., by being able to look at what is underneath it. You can also move to the Graphics tab to work exclusively on graphics not caring anything else.

Press 'Done' once the graphics is done. Also note that unlike Text, Map, graphics is not scaled down when you press done since this would defeat its purpose(as in the example scenario, it was to put a border on an image below). However, like all others you can zoom/rotate/move it if needed.


Shows the state of media that may be attached to the components in the panorama tab. The state [M] denotes the media is currently attached. The button is only necessary and hence enabled only in edit modes 'Solid' or 'Sheer'. When the media is attached and you are trying to edit, touching on a component that has media attached will 'play' the media. If you need to rotate, zoom, move such a component, you will first need to detach the media attached to it by pressing on this button. ]M[ is the status shown after the media is detached. Once the zoom/rotate/move is done, you can re-attach the media by pressing this button again, changing its status to [M].


Deletes the currently shown pano if the panorama view is not in edit mode. If we are in Sheer or Solid edit modes, an 'X' mark inside a 'O' mark is displayed in red in one of the corners of each of the components. Pressing on one of those marks deletes that specific component. If the trash is pressed again when there 'X' marks are displayed, all of the components are deleted, the state is as if there is nothing and you are ready to create your next pano.


Gesture are illustrated with the initial composite as shown below which is a composite from camera photos. Since the objects are near

and far(not uniform distance away), it requires some adjustments. We may also want to put a border and frame it.

Note that all the illustrations here have been done using two iPhones and only Panoply as the software. Note that before and after images are on the same phone, with the two photos composited with Panoply.


The gesture for zoom is same as in the rest of the iPhone. Two touches moving in or out.


In order to move, in the illustration above, we pick the image that needs to be moved by touching on it. We slide the touch to move it to the required position, release it.


To rotate, choose the picture with two touches. Keep one of the touches fixed, and move the other touch around it, and release.


A frame is applied by creating two horizontal and vertical edges. In order to create the horizontal edge, place two touches approximately where the border should be, slice the touch through quickly keeping the fingers parallel(does not need to be exactly parallel all the time, approximately so), release. It is not necessary to swipe the touch whole way from end to end. It just needs to start inside the pano area and about one quarter of the whole length is enough, as if making a cut.

Frames are not considered images. In order to undo/redo them, use '{}' tool bar button. Zooming and component inside a pano in/out after a frame is created, causes the frame to expand/contract(i.e, it is elastic). If you need to modify a frame, simply reapply the new frame.


There is no separate gesture for borders. Borders are formed by creating a Pano, framing it, saving it, reloading it with a different background which will make the previous border appear as if it is the border.

You can also apply borders easily with multiple graphics layers with filled rectangles one above other(large purple rectangle, and black inscribed rectangle, with image on top).