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MS Photosynth July 28, 2006

Posted by Al in : clever,software , trackback

Now this looks like a cool application. Photosynth can take photos and stitch them together to form a 3-D model of the location that was photgraphed. That’s not bad by itself, but the fact that this is all automated may provide a killer app for photo storage online. This is because the idea is to take any photos of a location, no matter when taken or by whom, and then model the location so that you can naviagate and explore it using all the photos making up the collage. This is moving beyond Web.20 – if it works then it would give a really good reason to use Photosynth for any location specific phtos you have as you’ll not only have your photos online but will be contributing to a greater whole.

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1. Alonline » MS Photosynth is available to play with - November 11, 2006

[…] I blogged Photosynth a while back, and I never expected it to make any form of public showing this year. In fact I expected it to be developed fully and released as a stand alone program for a a reasonable sum of money, not made publicly available on the Internet for anyone to try and have a play with. Although you can only use Microsoft’s own collections of photographs at the moment, they have announced that you will be able to use your own collections when the program is working successfully. This may take some time, but expect to start seeing people taking an unusually large amount of photographs when they are in any major place of interest. […]