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  • Photosynth Blog

    New Feature Updates from Photosynth

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    We've been very busy in the last few months working hard on squashing bugs, improving our synther technology, evolving our viewer and building some community features for our website. We're able to share some of that hard work with you today and promise...
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    Photoshop to Photosynth

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    If you've seen the amazing stitched panoramas on the Photosynth site you've experienced the work of our friends in Microsoft Research who created "ICE", the free Image Composite Editor that can stitch and blend immersive 360-degree panos of almost any...
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    Photosynth Guide: Viewer Keyboard Shortcuts

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    If you haven't found The Photosynth Photography Guide (1Mbyte pdf) , it's a nicely organized and useful overview of tips and tricks for shooting photos that make great synths as well as some tips for how to better navigate the synths on the Photosynth...
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    How to Succeed in Synthing a Car

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    Most of us who've used Photosynth have tried to synth a car at one time or another. Indeed, there are about 1,500 synths with the " car " tag already. But if you've tried, you've probably found that car synths often don't work out as well as room synths...
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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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    Seasonal Synth Challenge: "Holiday Lights"

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    Here's the deal. During the week of December 21st to December 27th we will devote our entire front page to your best synths of holiday lights. The winner of this challenge will get his or her synth displayed in the top spot on the front page all week...
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    "You know my methods, Watson"

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    Dr. Watson didn't have access to Photosynth as a forensic tool in his day, but the makers of the upcoming Sherlock Holmes movie (opens Christmas Day) certainly do. They've created a fascinating multi-episode game to promote the movie. It features a...
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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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    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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    Photosynth on the iPhone: iSynth App

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    Greg Pascale, who was an intern here at Photosynth last summer recently released an app he’s been working that let’s you experience synths on your iPhone. He was able to take advantage of the good 3D support on the iPhone to allow you to not just browse...
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    Photosynth Map Explore: See the World Through Synths

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    During a recent out of the box week, Nathan created this Explore Map as a way to see all the synths that have been geotagged… and with some you putting a lot of time into creating great synths of locations around the world, we couldn’t wait to get it...
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    Shot From Above: 14 Great Aerial Photosynths

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    Photosynth lets you use your photographs to create a visual experience from your perspective of the world… and sometimes that perspective is from way above. We hoped to get some synths shot from the sky, but are really impressed with how many have been...
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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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    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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    Tracking the Pre-Inauguration Photosynth Buzz

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    The buzz is building around the idea of using Photosynth to capture events and real world environments and the Inauguration will be a huge moment for Obama and his family, our country, the world… and for Photosynth. We’re expecting a big surge of synths...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Upcoming Change to Photosynth Terms of Use

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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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    2500 Panoramas published to Bing Maps

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    Today we made an update to Bing Maps that turned on the spigot for panoramas to show up on Bing Maps. Here’s an example: Click here to experience all 176 megapixels of Castle Braunschweig on Bing Maps. Since we launched the panorama...
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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 to sell: using Photosynth to help sell a house

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    When thinking about ways Photosynth can best be used, helping to sell real estate came up pretty early on. And it wasn't long before we started seeing a number of houses popping up among the synths. Here's a great synth of a home in Colorado . This...
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    Not on any Map

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    Photosynth is a powerful tool for exploring synthetic spaces as well as real ones. Today's home page update exposes some interesting Photosynths made completely or partially from synthetic imagery. Rendered scenes, video games, and other virtual reality...
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