A method of taking pictures and an apparatus is provided. The apparatus used for photography includes an apparatus for taking photographs and a sensing unit for sensing motion of the photographing apparatus; a display unit for showing at least one image guide for panorama photographing; an instrument for controlling the unit that takes pictures to automatically take pictures in the direction which changes according to the motion of the apparatus corresponds to one of the at least one guide image and a storage unit to store the photo information.

1. Field of the Invention

The invention is a device for photographing panoramic images and a method of doing this. The invention also provides the method for doing this.

2. Description of the Related Art

Electronic technologies have enabled the creation of many types of electronic gadgets that are in high demand today. A small, multi-functional mobile device such as a smartphone has become very popular in recent years.

The mobile device might have a camera function. Users may then capture multiple images or videos with the mobile device and share them with others through blogs or web sites. Images captured by the device can be utilized to make roadview images. A panoramic image that includes more than just one image from a single point of view if they are designed to be used for road view purposes. In other words, since the size of an image that could be contained on a single photo sheet is limited, a large image is created by taking many still images, and then combing the images. This type of photography technique is called a panoramic image photography technique.

However, to obtain such a panoramic image, a photographing apparatus should continuously photograph images at various angles. Therefore, even if the equipment is equipped with a panorama function, it’s difficult for the user to capture an image with a panoramic view while changing the angle.

Therefore, there is a demand for a method for photographing a panoramic image easily and quickly.

A key feature of the present invention is to solve at least the issues and disadvantages mentioned above and provide at a minimum the advantages below.

One feature of the invention is a photography apparatus that can provide various guide images. This allows the user to easily capture a panoramic image and provides a method for doing so.

A photographic apparatus in accordance with the one of the aspects of the invention is provided. The apparatus comprises a photography unit that is a sensing device to detect movement of the photographic apparatus as well as a display unit capable of display of at least one guide image for panorama photographing as well as a controller that controls the unit that takes a take a photo, if the photographing direction that changes to the motion of the apparatus is in line with one of the at-least one guide images and a storage device for storing the photographed image data.

According to a different aspect of the invention, a method of photographing a panoramic image of a photographing apparatus is provided. The method comprises showing at least one guide image to photograph a panorama; sensing motion ofthe camera; and automatically taking pictures, if a photographing direction that changes in accordance with movement of the camera corresponds to one of the at-least one guide image; and recording the photographed image data.

A photographing apparatus can also be made available in accordance with a different aspect of the invention. The apparatus includes a photographing unit; a display unit for displaying a screen image; a sensing unit for sensing motion of the photographingapparatus; a graphic processor for displaying at least one guide image and a photographing focus on the screen image, and changing a position of the photographing focus depending on the motion of the photographing apparatus; a controller for controllingthe photographing unit to automatically photograph, if the photographing focus matches one of the plurality of guide images; and a storage unit for storing photographed image data to make a panoramic image.

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