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    Capture like a pro (Part 7): Panorama tips

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    Part 6 covered how to capture walk synths. This part focuses on tips for panorama synths. (Want a quick start? Check out Part 1 .) Most photo enthusiasts are already familiar with the idea of a panorama. You stand in one spot while trying to keep the...
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    Capture like a pro (Part 6): Walk tips

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    Part 5 covered tips to let you capture great wall synths. This part gives to-the-point tips on how to capture the best walk synths. (Want to know how to start capturing a synth? Begin with Part 1 .) Shoot a walk in the direction of movement of the...
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    Capture like a pro (Part 5): Wall tips

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    Part 4 covered capturing spin synths. This part gives to-the-point tips on how to capture wall synths. (Want to know how to start capturing a synth? Begin with Part 1 .) Shoot in landscape mode at a wide focal length. Ideally, take wall shots at approximately...
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    The Photosynth Tech Preview gets an update

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    The Photosynth team has released another update to its Technology Preview today. Some highlights of the update include: New ways to explore synths : To help you discover other users’ synths, we now provide you with different views. From all...
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    Capture like a pro (Part 4): Spin tips

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    Part 3 covered expert tips that apply to all four shapes of synths. This part gets to the nitty gritty on capturing spin and turntable synths. (New to capturing synths? Begin with Part 1.) Before you start capturing for a spin, try to select some point...
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    Capture like a pro (Part 3): Expert tips

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    Part 2 covered the four shapes of synths you can make. Here are some expert shooting tips that apply to all of the synth shapes. (Just getting started? Get a quick start with Part 1 .) Rigid Features and Three-View Overlap Photosynth constructs...
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    Capture like a pro (Part 2): The four synth shapes

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    Part 1 gave you a quick start. To capture a synth, you need to think about which shape (spin, panorama, walk, or wall) you are capturing before you start shooting. How do you determine what shape to use for a particular location? Start by thinking about...
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    Capture like a pro (Part 1): Quick start

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    The new Photosynth in our technical preview combines the tactile smoothness of a stitched panorama with the kind of motion through space that you see in video from a moving platform, while allowing you to “scrub“ to any location rapidly and...
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    Serge Ramelli on Low-Light Photosynths

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    Well known Paris-based photographer Serge Ramelli has created a tutorial on how to shoot and process a Photosynth walk in a very low-light environment. And where better to try it out than inside the incredible Notre Dame cathedral in Paris? Here it...
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    The New Photosynth Demoed at TEDGlobal

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    Earlier this year at the TEDGlobal conference in Edinburgh, Blaise Agüera y Arcas gave a sneak peek of the new Photosynth technology. The talk starts with a demonstration of the Photosynth-derived 360 panorama capture experience that shipped for...
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    Dreamlike 3D: The new Photosynth technology has arrived

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    Today we’re announcing a major update to Photosynth, our groundbreaking technology for making 3D experiences directly from photos. At http://photosynth.net/preview , you can see scores of synths created with this new technology and sign up for...
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    Photosynth for iOS now supports the new Ricoh Theta

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    Want an even easier way to capture panoramas? Download the latest Photosynth application from the Apple App Store , connect it to a Ricoh Theta, and instantly capture full-360 panoramas with a single tap. The Ricoh Theta is a groundbreaking camera that...
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    Photosynth for iOS goes social

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    Download the latest Photosynth application from the Apple App Store today and take your panorama experience to a new social level: Explore and discover beautiful panoramas from the Photosynth community. Like, share, and comment on your favorite finds...
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    Photosynth for Windows Phone 8 is here!

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    We're pleased to announce that Photosynth, the acclaimed mobile panorama app, is now available on Windows Phone 8. Get Photosynth for free from the Windows Phone Store (the Store team just pushed the publish button, so it might take a few hours before...
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    Bing's Pano Bling

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    Did you see the Bing Home Page today? To celebrate the launch of Windows 8, Bing has a suitably beautiful surprise for anyone running Windows 8 already, or using the latest Chrome, Firefox, or Safari Web browser. If you haven’t seen it yet and you...
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    Photosynth for Windows Phone is here

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    We're pleased to announce that Photosynth, the acclaimed mobile panorama app, is now available on Windows Phone. Get Photosynth for free from the Windows Phone Marketplace for phones running Windows Phone 7.5 or higher*. Screenshot from a panorama...
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    Twitter support added to Photosynth for iOS 1.1.3, available on App Store now

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    It has been ten months since Photosynth 1.0 was released for iOS. We have enjoyed great success on Apple’s iTunes App Store thanks to all the support and 5-star reviews our users have been giving us. Just recently, we passed the six million downloads...
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    Server Maintenance Complete

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    The move of our databases to Windows Azure happened as planned today. All features of the Photosynth Web site, including viewing, exploring, searching, uploading, commenting, favoriting, embedding etc. etc. should be working as normal. This puts us...
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    Server Maintenance Happening Now

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    In order to move more of the Photosynth backend to the wonderful world of Windows Azure (see the previous blog post) we’re going to have a scheduled outage of Photosynth on Wednesday February 1st, starting at 10:00am Pacific Time . Current plans...
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    Photosynth Loves Windows Azure

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    Photosynth stores a LOT of data. Today we have more than a million synths and panos, and the number is rising rapidly. So far we've accumulated more than 40 terabytes (TB) of data representing more than 100 terapixels. When we launched Photosynth more...
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    Summer Xbox Contest - Week 14 Winner

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    Congratulations go out to lukshing for the panorama Metro Moscow! Very tough competition this week, as beautiful and amazing synths pour in from all over the world and people's own backyards. This week the win goes to lukshing's capture of the subterranean...
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    Summer Xbox Contest - Week 13 Winner

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    Congratulations go out to Karotte.exe for the panorama ClimbingTour3 deep in the Swiss Alps! Contest week 13 wasn't unlucky for this great photosynth capture. Enjoy your Xbox 360 with Kinect prize package, and keep sharing with the world! For all...
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    Summer Xbox Contest - Week 12 Winner

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    Congratulations go out to clairelouise for the panorama Grand Canyon! The muddy Colorado River blending into the rich texture of the cliffs under blue sky made for a beautiful 360 capture. Enjoy your Xbox 360 with Kinect prize package, and keep...
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    Summer Xbox Contest - Week 11 Winner

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    Congratulations go out to BBMunny for their panorama Mass Exodus, from Black Rock City Nevada! We love this capture of the eerie 8-lane post-apocalyptic procession through the Nevada wasteland. Enjoy your Xbox 360 with Kinect prize package, and...
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    Summer Xbox Contest - Week 10 Winner

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    Congratulations go out to sillyrabbit for their panorama Fulton's On The River in Chicago, Illinois! Great job, and keep capturing everyone! Plenty of chances left to win an Xbox 360 with Kinect prize package and have your panorama featured in the...
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