Introducing the "Mastering the Photosynth App" Video Series

We’ve started a new video series to dive deep into how to get the most out of the Photosynth app.  The series will cover topics from getting started, taking advantage of advanced features, capturing tough environments, and technical discussions of what makes it all possible.

The first episode is about one of the most common situations with the app: you want to capture a panorama in a small space.  If you’ve tried it, you may notice that the capture system may get “lost” more often or that the stitching is less consistent than in outdoor scenes.


As the video shows, focusing on rotating the camera while capturing (as opposed to moving it at arm’s length) consistently creates better panoramas.  This is because the resulting panorama is representative of the view from a single point in space, as we would see the world, instead of across a variety of subtly different views.

Here’s an example of a panorama captured from that location.

The Photosynth Team

Comments (7)

  1. Jayesh says:

    Thank You for the video.

    Hope, I'd do better than what I have done since now…

    jaycena  –   –  My Photosynths

  2. Sam says:

    Thanks for the video, LOVE the app, it's simply magic.

    One thing I would like to see though, is higher resolution images – the iPhone 4 has a 5 megapixel camera, yet a panorama created with Photosynth (made up of LOTS of individual photos) only typically comes to just over 5 megapixels. Could you increase the quality of each individual photo to closer to 5 megapixels?

    Thanks again!

  3. artisTY says:

    Hi thanks fo the tuts. Btw, is there a way that we can down load it thru our computer and like with file extension mov or mpg that kind of type? i dunno if someone asked it before, but is it possible? thanks so much!

  4. says:

    This is my first attempt ar synthing or panaramic, I'm a massage therapist and photography is not my best attrabrute.  I love it

    I just hope it's like anything else practice and dedication: if talent is a prerec I'm in trouble. thanks for the vidios and encouragement

  5. Chris Lee says:

    GREAT tip!!!  I had the exact frustrations but now I have tried Eric's "trick" and am getting much better results.

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