Is Microsoft bringing Photosynth to Windows 8.1?

Microsoft's Photosynth software is well known in smartphones, having first been introduced in iOS devices in 2011 and later ported to Windows Phone 7 in 2012 and Windows Phone 8 in 2013. Now a new report claims that Microsoft might bring the software to its upcoming Windows 8.1 OS upgrade. claims that an examination of the recently leaked 9385 build of Windows 8.1 shows that Photosynth is included in the build. If this report is true, that could mean that tablets and notebooks that will have Windows 8.1 installed will be able to use the feature.

Smartphone Photosynth users can access the software to take full 360 degree panorama pictures by sticking together a number of separate photos, in both horizontal and and vertical views. Pictures taken with the app can be shared with friends via Twitter or Facebook or they can be posted at Microsoft's site.

Adding Photosynth to Windows 8.1 sounds like a no-brainer for Microsoft, especially as the company has admitted that it is working with PC OEMs to launch smaller Windows tablets in the coming months. However, there's no guarantee that the camera app will be included in the final Windows 8.1 build.

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