Create and View 3D Panoramas with Photosynth

by on August 23, 2008
in Internet, Microsoft, Web 2.0




Microsoft Labs has finally released their latest web-app, Photosynth, out of beta and is now available to public for use.

You can view and create panoramic 3D views by synchronizing multiple images and reconstructing the scene or object in a 3D environment. With just a bunch of images, you can create an amazing 3D views and offer virtual tours.

Create and View 3D Panoramas with Photosynth

In order to use Photosynth, you need to install two programs on your computer: a Web browser plug-in for viewing synths, and an application called Photosynth for creating them. Clicking the Install Photosynth button below will install both of them. When it’s done your computer will be ready for both viewing and creating synths.

The Photosynth viewer lets you zoom in or out of images, view them in 2D/3D or move to next and previous frames. You can explore other synths from the Photosynth gallery. Below are the screenshots of few of them I liked.

Create and View 3D Panoramas with Photosynth

Create and View 3D Panoramas with Photosynth

If you would like to create your own synths, Photosynth offers 20GB online storage space and you can easily create your own right from your browser.

Microsoft Labs recommend users to use Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox 3 for the best synthing experience. Currently, it is only available for Windows users and requires at least 256MB of RAM.

I hope you have a great time enjoying the virtual tours!

http://photosynth.net/

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