Monday, November 8, 2010

Photosynth goes live

Yesterday, Microsoft finally released the first public version of Photosynth, software that meshes many photos of the same place into a 3D landscape. There are already several synths on the Photosynth website - to view them you'll first need to download the software there. You can upload collections of your own photos of a place and have them get the Photosynth treatment. The video below gives you an idea of what you can expect.

Impressive though this week's public release is, there's a lot to look forward to in the future. Last week I caught up with Microsoft's Richard Szeliski at the SIGGRAPH conference in Los Angeles, where the Photosynth team were showing off the latest additions to their software.

Where the current version of the software gives users a kind of 3D slideshow, Photosynth will eventually do more. Photos can be used to make a 3D environment that users can seamlessly spin around or travel through, truly adding a new dimension to holiday snaps.

Colin Barras, online technology reporterLabels: images, video

Posted by Colin Barras at 3:15 PM

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