It is a Monday morning, so we have to try something totally new, right?  After all, what is a Monday if not taking a risk that something will just utterly fail.

The hu-dad, like much of the rest of the “Apple is so Superior to Microsoft” world owns an iPhone.  And a friend told him about DerManDar, an ap that let’s you take panoramic pictures with your phone.  So, while we were wanting to go romping in what little snow we actually have, we had to stand patiently and wait for him to play with his phone.  Ok, actually, we tried to weave the leashes tight around his legs as he tried to hold his phone steady, but after twenty-eleven bazillion attempts, he actually got a couple of pictures to work.

So, now, his goal was to upload the pictures and embed them on the blog.  You should be able to use the arrows to scan the panorama.

Picture 1 – our field.  Hu-dad scanned looking over at Cataloochee Ski and then passing our favorite tree and then finally the long range view.  You can’t see us because we are all wrapped around his legs. (UPDATE – And after making fun of Microsoft, we realized that DerManDar uses Flash to embed the picture – which means products like the iPad can not see the picture. If you do not see a picture, please click here.)

Picture 2 – a view from Thunder Struck Ridge. Our section of the Blue Ridge Parkway is closed this time of year, so it is one of our favorite winter spots to walk.  Once again, you can’t see us because we are all wrapped his legs as he takes the picture.  (Ditto – Can’t see the picture, go here)

Notice that there are no panoramic pictures of us.  Apparently the program works best on objects that stay still.  We do not qualify.

Do let us know if this works for you (or if it does not, what device you are using to view the post). If this works well, we have a few spots that we want to do 360 degree panoramas


  1. NCMountainwoman on January 16, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Works for me and I love it. I am totally bummed that the new iTouch has the same camera the iPhone has. I bought mine a couple of generations too early.

  2. The OP Pack on January 16, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Very nice. We are going to have to check that app out too. We really wish it would work for the dogs too.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  3. Wild Dingo on January 16, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    WAY cool! the up down didn’t work… but the sides did.

  4. houndstooth on January 16, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    I’m looking at it right now on my Dell, because I’m too poor to buy a Mac, but my iPhone arrives tomorrow and you can bet your sweet bippy that I am going to be trying it out for myself! The pictures show just fine for me and are cool as heck!

    I can’t believe there’s not even a little bit of floof in one of those pictures! Sheesh! Doesn’t the Hu-Dad know what we come here to see everyday? 😛

  5. Huffle Mawson on January 16, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    They worked perfectly for me, but we are looking on mum’s PC at work.

  6. Stella on January 16, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    This is very excellent! The first picture was very beautiful, the second would have been better with more light, but if you can keep those dogs from wrapping your legs, and can practice more, you will have some great panorama pix. Like Rusty bothering one of his pals on one side, and Natasha trying to move on the other.

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    Jo, Stella and Zkhat

  7. Lisa Myers on January 16, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    That’s really cool. Wish I would have had that at the Grand Canyon!!! Will look forward to seeing more & maybe the Herd kiddies won’t be around the Hu-Dad’s legs & we will see them in 360!!!

  8. Zoe on January 16, 2012 at 3:32 pm


  9. Elmo & Mouse on January 16, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Awesome view!

    Our hu-mummy said Windows has a panoramic feature too – uh, according to the Microsoft commercial on Windows 7 OS, but she hasn’t checked into that yet to verify that it does work.

  10. The Ao4 on January 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Oh, that’s really cool! Even if it isn’t pix of you guys….!
    Mom’s using Safari on her iMac. And now she’s going to have to go to iTunes and look for that app.
    Play bows,

  11. Ice 'n Ayla on January 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Our hu-Mom is just using her PC, and says to let you know your panorama pictures work just fine … Ice ‘n Ayla

  12. Kathye Shuman on January 16, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Beautiful pictures…the panorama thingie is really cool on my old acer laptop. but need Sibes in the picture…

  13. HoundDogMom (Sherri) on January 16, 2012 at 10:30 am

    That is really cool. But we do want to see the leashes tangled around Hu-Dad’s legs. Just saying……Sniffs, The HoundDogs

  14. Mimi & Cabana on January 16, 2012 at 10:17 am

    The photos look great on my Microsoft product (Dell laptop, Windows 7, using Mozilla browser)! I am one of the few anti-Apple folks left in the world. I refuse to be lured over!

  15. carolyn on January 16, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Works perfectly on my good ol HP PC, just so you know…. LOL.

  16. Billie R on January 16, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Beautiful. I am using my Thunderbolt to view and it works or at least it seems to as long as I don’t tap my screen to quickly to pan.

  17. Khyra on January 16, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Mom is going to have some AC DC earworm –

    PeeEssWoo: Snikhkering about the ankle wrapping!

  18. Garth Riley on January 16, 2012 at 6:54 am

    Wow! – the view AND the photos. We may have to get that app.

  19. Nancy Bulluck on January 16, 2012 at 5:39 am

    The pictures are just beautiful–I love the scanning feature, and you can evidently go up and down too.

  20. Khumbu on January 16, 2012 at 4:26 am

    Looking good from our end 🙂

  21. bichonpawz on January 16, 2012 at 3:06 am

    This is very cool!!! Mama was just checking out some new apps last night and this panoramic one was one of the ones she was debating on! She didn’t, but now we are going to have to tell her to get it! It really does feel like you are there!!
    xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

  22. Maxx on January 16, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Now that is just pawsome!!
    It’s like we’re there!!


  23. Terri Jacobson on January 16, 2012 at 1:21 am

    Oh no, I will have to wait until I’m sitting at my desktop, they aren’t showing up on my iPad.

    What’s Microsoft? 🙂

    • D.K. Wall on January 16, 2012 at 4:22 am

      Of course that happens in a post where I am Apple bragging. The embedding is done with flash, the enemy of iPads. I tested it from my MacBook and did not realize the problem until after the entry posted.

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