Synthing in a Winter Wonderland

What the twittersphere is calling Snowmageddon has blanketed the Pacific NW in snow and ice. I woke last week to find everything covered in snow and excitedly (I grew up in Hawaii… any amount of snow is awesome.) created a synth off my deck and out my front door…  and when I got to work…

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New Feature Updates from Photosynth

We’ve been very busy in the last few months working hard on squashing bugs, improving our synther technology, evolving our viewer and building some community features for our website.  We’re able to share some of that hard work with you today and promise to have more great features launching in the coming weeks. Some of…

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Photosynth Photography Guide: Tips and Tricks

Creating the best synth starts with the right photos. This guide will help you understand how to take the best photos for Photosynth. Reading it could save you from taking a few hundred pictures only to find out later that Photosynth won’t put them together the way you imagined. You can also download this guide as…

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Creative Uses of Photosynth in Science

We’re working hard on improving the Photosynth technology and the tools to interact with synths, but some smart and creative people have already begun using Photosynth in some scientifically cool ways.   Professor Carl Lipo from Cal State extracted the point cloud using BinaryMillenium’s code and used it to reconstruct a landscape of Easter Island…

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Photosynth Guide: Viewer Keyboard Shortcuts

If you haven’t found The Photosynth Photography Guide (1Mbyte pdf), it’s a nicely organized and useful overview of tips and tricks for shooting photos that make great synths as well as some tips for how to better navigate the synths on the Photosynth site. To make parts of this guide more accessible We’ll be pulling…

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Challenge: Facial Reconstruction with Photosynth…

    Hello Synthers.  I’m Darius and I recently joined the team here at Photosynth with a focus on growing and expanding the community features.  We’ll be working hard in the coming months to make it easier for everyone to discuss, share and collaborate with our synths.  If you have some specific questions, comments or suggestions…

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Photosynth and Politics

With the election just days away, I thought I’d point out some of the politically themed synths people have created. Just days ago, thousands were in Denver for an Obama rally. And someone else captured a McCain Town Hall meeting being set up. Another synther figured out how to make a car synth perfectly –…

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Show us your Favorites

With the latest release to Photosynth.com you can now mark your favorite synths, and we’ll let you see the synths that the most people have marked as a favorite in our new Explore page filter, Top Favorites.   As an incentive, we’ll feature the 10 synths with the most favorites here on the blog next…

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Photosynth Wins Breakthrough Award

We’re pleased to announce that Photosynth has won a Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics magazine. The award honors the ‘brightest innovators and innovations’ of the year. The magazine’s editors contact the nation’s leading research institutions and labs, choose 30 to 40 likely candidates, then narrow them down to the ten winners.  We’re honored to be recognized among such a…

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The Photosynth Team Is Hiring

If you’re a world-class software developer or tester, come and work with us as we move forward on the next iteration of Photosynth and beyond.  A listing of our current job openings can be found here.

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