I was really waiting for this and since last night Photosynth is finally available for everyone.

In case you have never heard about it, it is a software technology that allows uploading digital photographs (of an object, a building, a place, whatever), analyses them and builds a three dimensional panorama that allows you to look at this subject from all the different points of view (Doug has a much better description in his blog).

Now, while the Photosynth “player” has been available for a while now, the great news is that the “synther” is now available for everyone. The Synther is the piece of software that takes your own photos, analyses them and creates the final synth which is finally published on http://photosynth.net where everybody can go and see it.

 The photosynt website

If you want to learn more and start using Photosynth here is a list of useful resources:

A video of how to make a synth is available here: http://photosynth.net/about.aspx

The guide to Photosynth is here: http://photosynth.net/documentation/Photosynth%20Guide%20v6b_CC.pdf

The Photosynth blog is here: http://blogs.msdn.com/photosynth/

If you want to start seeing what is possible, I recommend going to www.photosynth.net and search for and then explore the following Synths (thanks Paul):

  • Stonehenge
  • HMS Victory
  • Stowe Gardens
  • Eton College
  • Angel of the North
  • Big Ben
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Blenheim Palace

Last but not least… If you really want to do something extremely cool, look at how you can Mash it with Virtual Earth and place your own synts in a Virtual Earth map!!!

Photosynth and Virtual Earth Mash

Now… isn’t this amazing?