Photosynth released

We're pleased to announce the first full release of Photosynth, available now at photosynth.com. Photosynth takes a collection of regular photographs and reconstructs the scene or object in a 3-D environment. For those of you who have seen the videos or tried our tech preview, you could experience synths that we made in the lab and get a feel for what Photosynth is and how it works. But now, for the first time ever you can create synths from your own pictures and share them with your friends. Explore great synths from others or create a few of your own.

Link: Photosynth Homepage
Screenshot: Photosynth

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ok i downloaded this and silverlight and made an account at hotmail just so i can experience this Photosynth.

1. looks and feels suspiciously like "Piclens" : http://www.cooliris.com/

2. but it looks and feels suspiciously like "Piclens" : http://www.cooliris.com/

3 and it looks and feels suspiciously like "Piclens" : http://www.cooliris.com/

the difference between the two, i think is that piclens can make the same effect like say in my deviant art page much more conveniently than Photosynth without all that signing up and downloading/uploading this and that. although i don't think piclens can do the 3D panoramic picture thing but i guess dhan's autostich will come in handy if ever i need my pics to be rendered in 3D.

see for yourself.

(Faisal Islam said @ #6.1)
Do u have any idea about computer? U might ate less breastfeed...plz acquirer some knowledge thn comment..hahah

obvious troll is so obvious that you made me lol'd so hard Faisal Islam, thanks! care to share any of your computer knowledge regarding this particular topic?

"Released"?

This is not an offline app; it's a web site that requires a custom plugin. You upload your photos, the server does the work.

Someone enlighten me--what are the benefits of this over, say, AutoStitch (http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~mbrown/autostitch/autostitch.html)?

(_dandy_ said @ #4)
"Released"?

This is not an offline app; it's a web site that requires a custom plugin. You upload your photos, the server does the work.

Someone enlighten me--what are the benefits of this over, say, AutoStitch (http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~mbrown/autostitch/autostitch.html)?

Photosynth installs 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.

http://photosynth.net/install.aspx?cid=71a...98-880296455532

(_dandy_ said @ #4.3)

No, I don't, that's why I'm asking for the rundown, without the MS spin.

Why is it that you need to upload your photos, and they make them visible to everyone else? (http://photosynth.net/learn.aspx, point #2) To me that's a deal breaker.

Maybe to improve the quality? I really don't see how this is a bad thing, as you won't be uploading pictures of you but rather the environment..

(Swordnyx said @ #4.4)
Maybe to improve the quality? I really don't see how this is a bad thing, as you won't be uploading pictures of you but rather the environment..

"Improve the quality"? What can be done server-side that can't be done client-side?

great job & i hope its desktop version is coming with Windows 7. (Windows Live Photo gallery featuring Photosynth, DeepZoom & PhotoZoom) ohhhhhhh... Windows is really a great platform