Photosynth mobile apps being retired

Today we are announcing that we are retiring the Photosynth Mobile Apps. We are doing this because the new Photosynth Preview technology and its cloud processing is a more immersive way to capture a place than the spherical panoramas that our apps produce.   What this means to youIf you use the Photosynth Windows Phone…


Image Composite Editor 2.0 is here

Microsoft Research’s Image Composite Editor is the best way to get high resolution stitched panoramas into Photosynth, and today we launched ICE 2.0. It’s got a slew of great new features, including the ability to extract panoramas from video, a magical image-completion capability, and a built-in Photosynth uploader. No longer do you need to download a 2nd application…


More pixels and better stitching: Get the new Photosynth for Windows Phone 8 update

You already know that the Photosynth mobile app allows you to create full spherical panoramas. Up until now the resolution of these spheres has been no more than 4-5 megapixels. That size makes for quick uploads, but it doesn’t give you as much detail as you might like when you’re in some really interesting place….


Export your panoramas to Windows 8.1 and OneDrive

Today we’re happy to announce that we’ve added an “export” feature to the Photosynth site. For stitched panoramas uploaded from your mobile phone or the Image Composite Editor, you can now download a “.pano” file suitable for viewing in full spherical goodness on Windows 8.1. The built-in Photos app on Windows 8.1 knows how to…


Photosynth Fun at the Top of the Seattle Space Needle

CC Image courtesy of lempel_ziv on Flickr  Over the years there have been hundreds of synths and panoramas taken of and from the Seattle Space Needle, but this is a different story… A few months ago, we were approached by the management of the Space Needle who wanted to give their visitors a sense of…


Highlights and Geo-Browsing come to the Photosynth Tech Preview

Our  team has been hard at work since the initial release in December and we’re releasing another update to the Technology Preview today.  Highlights of this latest update include: Synth highlights: You can create highlights to annotate your synth.  When looking at one of your synths, you will see a New Highlights button alongside the…


Capture like a pro (Part 7): Panorama tips

Part 6 covered how to capture walk synths. This part focuses on tips for panorama synths. (Want a quick start? Check out Part 1.) Most photo enthusiasts are already familiar with the idea of a panorama. You stand in one spot while trying to keep the nodal point of the camera in one location, and…


Capture like a pro (Part 6): Walk tips

Part 5 covered tips to let you capture great wall synths. This part gives to-the-point tips on how to capture the best walk synths. (Want to know how to start capturing a synth? Begin with Part 1.) Shoot a walk in the direction of movement of the camera. You can certainly turn corners, but the…


Capture like a pro (Part 5): Wall tips

Part 4 covered capturing spin synths. This part gives to-the-point tips on how to capture wall synths. (Want to know how to start capturing a synth? Begin with Part 1.) Shoot in landscape mode at a wide focal length. Ideally, take wall shots at approximately 90 degrees from the direction of movement of the camera….


The Photosynth Tech Preview gets an update

The Photosynth team has released another update to its Technology Preview today.  Some highlights of the update include: New ways to explore synths: To help you discover other users’ synths, we now provide you with different views. From all recent synths to all-time favorites to your own my feed – you’ll quickly get addicted to…