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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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    Power Failure

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    As you’ve likely noticed, we’ve been experiencing problems with the Photosynth site for a few hours. Around 7pm PST one of the data centers hosting our servers experienced a power failure. By unfortunate chance we were upgrading some of our...
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    Challenge: Facial Reconstruction with Photosynth...

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    Hello Synthers. I'm Darius and I recently joined the team here at Photosynth with a focus on growing and expanding the community features. We'll be working hard in the coming months to make it easier for everyone to discuss, share and collaborate with...
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    The joy of synthing: some suggestions for better results

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    Because Photosynth uses photos differently than other photographic processes, it means you’re going to have to shoot your scene or object in a way you may not be used to. Among the things we did lots of times before learning not to: - Not taking enough...
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    Check out these cool synths

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    One of our favorite synths is Foamhenge , a life-size replica of Stonehenge in Northern Virginia. It could only look more authentic if it had a fence around it and a concession stand selling $4 bottles of water. While we were shooting our How to Synth...
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    Unexpected outage

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    We're experiencing some problems with the Photosynth site just now. Early indications are that we're having a hardware issue, but we're digging into that as we speak. We're working to resolve it as fast as we can. In the meantime, we're moving to our...
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    With this synth, I thee wed: Wedding Photography and Photosynth

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    When we were developing Photosynth, we thought about how people would actually want to use it. Weddings came to mind--a single event that is heavily photographed. And we've found a number of synths that show the added dimension that Photosynth brings...
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    Synthing in a Winter Wonderland

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    What the twittersphere is calling Snowmageddon has blanketed the Pacific NW in snow and ice. I woke last week to find everything covered in snow and excitedly (I grew up in Hawaii... any amount of snow is awesome.) created a synth off my deck and out...
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    Show us your Favorites

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    With the latest release to Photosynth.com you can now mark your favorite synths, and we’ll let you see the synths that the most people have marked as a favorite in our new Explore page filter, Top Favorites . As an incentive, we’ll feature the 10...
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    Photosynth Turns One Year Old

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    One year ago today Photosynth.net opened its doors. We'd had a technology preview out for more than a year, but on August 20th 2008, people around the world could try it themselves for the first time. And did they ever! Propelled by massive blog interest...
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    A New Angle on Photosynth

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    Today the Photostynth team has released a major new feature and a slew of small improvements. New Feature: Overhead View Have you ever wanted to look down on Mt Rushmore from directly above the Presidents? What about seeing the exact layout of...
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    Photosynth Now Commercially Available with Microsoft Virtual Earth Integration

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    We joined the Virtual Earth team a couple months ago and we’re excited to release the first result of our joint efforts.  Commercial partners can now use the Virtual Earth platform to take advantage of the immersive 3D photo experiences Photosynth...
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    Photosynth Gets a Whole New Look and a Few Improvements

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    Along with a lot of little bug fixes, tweaks and general improvements we launched some pretty major visual updates to the website to help improve your experience with us. Also, with the revamp of the site design we did some work to improve our site search...
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    Photosynths in Bing Maps. Dive in!

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    Today marks the beta release of the all new Silverlight-based version of Bing Maps , and one of the most visible features on this new site is deep Photosynth integration. The best geotagged photosynths from our community are explorable in Bing Maps in...
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    Introducing the "Mastering the Photosynth App" Video Series

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    We’ve started a new video series to dive deep into how to get the most out of the Photosynth app. The series will cover topics from getting started, taking advantage of advanced features, capturing tough environments, and technical discussions of...
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    Get Paid to Shoot Mobile Photosynths

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    You may have seen the stories today about Microsoft’s relationship with Gigwalk – a company that organizes thousands of people to do small local tasks using their mobile phones. The Photosynth App is at the heart of this relationship, because...
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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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    Highlights and Geo-Browsing come to the Photosynth Tech Preview

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    Our team has been hard at work since the initial release in December and we’re releasing another update to the Technology Preview today. Highlights of this latest update include: Synth highlights : You can create highlights to annotate your...
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    Take the Olympic Challenge

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    The winter Olympics are less than 3 weeks away. From February 12th to 28th the athletes will be competing in Vancouver and Whistler, and the Photosynth community will be covering the excitement as only we can. Each day during the Olympics we'll be...
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    The Photosynth Team Is Hiring

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    If you're a world-class software developer or tester, come and work with us as we move forward on the next iteration of Photosynth and beyond. A listing of our current job openings can be found here .
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    Photosynth Wins Breakthrough Award

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    We're pleased to announce that Photosynth has won a Breakthrough Award from Popular Mechanics magazine. The award honors the 'brightest innovators and innovations' of the year. The magazine's editors contact the nation's leading research institutions...
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    Synthing tips: How to synth a room

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    Synthing tips: How to synth a room Maybe you want to show off your newly-remodeled downstairs . Or you want to let your friends see how you’ve decorated your room . Or you want to remember the amazing lux ury condo you went through. Photosynth can...
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    Synth your World Cup Experiences

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    Ok fans, it’s been a long long wait but the 2010 World Cup is finally here. From June 11 th to July 11 th throughout South Africa 32 teams will go head to head to compete for that all important golden statue, oh and a little international fame obviously...
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    Mintz Family Christmas wins "Holiday Lights" Challenge

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    We received 27 submissions for the Holiday Lights Challenge -- a pretty good showing for our first competition. The winner was the "Mintz Family Christmas". Great decorations, a good capture, and very useful highlights. Fun! Here it is: The four...
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    Photosynth Update: New Features & Improvements

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    Our small team has been working hard to improve the Photosynth experience and we just launched some new features and improvements to old ones.  We have a lot more features and improvements in the works and should be bringing you even more Photosynth...
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