Photosynth 2April 11, 2009 at 4:19 pm | Posted in Internet, Media, Online services, Software, Web Apps | 2 Comments
Back in 2007, I blogged about a TED presentation on Photosynth, an experimental technology that used geographic data captured by cameras with image stitching skills to create 3D environments from online still images. It also used screen resolution to massively speed loading of high megapixel images. Even embedded in a newspaper page.
Some aspects of that – image blending and screen resolution – have been released in a preliminary product from Microsoft Labs. http://photosynth.net/about.aspx
Basically, you take a panorama or sequence of images and upload them into the system. It stitches them and publishes it online. Intro: http://photosynth.net/howtosynth.aspx There’s links to other Synths at the end.
Limits: It needs broadband and recent Windows to use. All Synths are public. And you have to join Windows Live.
IE and Firefox will ask to install a plugin to view them
More tips and stuff on their blog:
Cool – and they promise to make it more friendly to other browsers, platforms, etc. Have not tried it yet.
Ah, the days when you could pick and choose where you were present on the net….