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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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Capture like a pro (Part 4): Spin tips

Part 3 covered expert tips that apply to all four shapes of synths. This part gets to the nitty gritty on capturing spin and turntable synths. (New to capturing synths? Begin with Part 1.) Before you start capturing for a spin, try to select some point that you will keep roughly in the center of…

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Capture like a pro (Part 3): Expert tips

Part 2 covered the four shapes of synths you can make. Here are some expert shooting tips that apply to all of the synth shapes. (Just getting started? Get a quick start with Part 1.) Rigid Features and Three-View Overlap Photosynth constructs a 3D model by recognizing features (distinct points, usually) present in three or…

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