Last week I had a lot of fun playing with Photosynth and posted my experiences here. I actually made a few more synths of our Labor Day weekend on the Connecticut shore as well – you can check them out on my Photosynth site, and I hope to add some more from the upcoming Northeast Roadshow. Now the only downer about Photosynth is that you have to have a little foresight in terms of taking the shots with requisite overlap, angles, etc., and I had a TON of pictures from my first trip to Italy a few years ago that I was dying to do something creative with.
What’s it do? From the consumer perspective, it’s surprisingly simple. You collect a series of photos in a folder, browse to it with the AutoCollage application – a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application! – and AutoCollage analyzes the photos for ‘regions of interest’ as well as employs facial recognition technology to create a really professional arrangement of your standalone photos.
It’s a great way to produce mementos of special trips and occasions… in fact, AutoCollage works best with faces, so what a great way to capture weddings, birthdays, and family get-togethers. You can e-mail your output directly to grandma from AutoCollage (or she to you!), and it can size the resultant image to 5×7, 8×10, or desktop wallpaper size so it’s ready to be printed or used as your screen background.
Here’s a few of the one’s I just put together from my Italy trip in 2006. Give it a try, it’s incredibly easy and a 30-day trial is available now!
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