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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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    Photosynth Photography Guide: Tips and Tricks

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    Creating the best synth starts with the right photos. This guide will help you understand how to take the best photos for Photosynth. Reading it could save you from taking a few hundred pictures only to find out later that Photosynth won't put them together...
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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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    Upcoming Change to Photosynth Terms of Use

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    Coming soon: Gorgeous Mobile Panos

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    Our architect, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, gave a demo to CNET today showing off a pre-release build of Bing's nifty mobile panorama capture tool. Expect to hear more about this in the coming months because the Photosynth site will be the Web access...
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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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    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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    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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    Export your panoramas to Windows 8.1 and OneDrive

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    Today we’re happy to announce that we’ve added an “export” feature to the Photosynth site. For stitched panoramas uploaded from your mobile phone or the Image Composite Editor, you can now download a “.pano” file...
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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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    Update to the Photosynth Terms of Use

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    Last week we released a minor update to our site that included a change to our Terms of Use . The change is that the following sentence was added to section 6: Microsoft may use and display your materials posted on public areas of the service in...
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    How to synth an object

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    So you want to show your cousin in Cupertino your antique umbrella stand , or show your friend in Fargo that cool old microphone you scored on eBay? Here’s how to use Photosynth to make the most of it: - Take a photo about every 15-degrees—which means...
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    Secret surprise: a hidden feature for easier synthing

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    Sometimes there are ‘undocumented features’ in a product that you discover by accident. Here’s one that makes creating a synth a little bit easier. If you hit the ‘start a new synth’ button, you’ll go through to this screen, where you’ll click the ‘Add...
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    We've just made some updates

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    At 6pm pacific tonight we completed a minor update to the site. No major new features, but a few problems have been resolved and some nice details have been added. Check out the list of changes on our support site .
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    Photosynth: Getting ahead

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    In honor of the Emmy awards, here are the Synthy awards for best synth of a head . The way-too-much-information Synthy goes to the 154 photo, 75% synthy " Head.1 ". Style points are awarded for at least making sure there were no bats in the cave...
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    This Evening's Update

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    We released a minor update tonight to fix some bugs and do some fine-tuning. You can head on over to our support site to read about the details.
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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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    Creative Uses of Photosynth in Science

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    We’re working hard on improving the Photosynth technology and the tools to interact with synths, but some smart and creative people have already begun using Photosynth in some scientifically cool ways. Professor Carl Lipo from Cal State extracted...
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    Getting Your Synth Featured on the Homepage

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    We here on the Photosynth team have received a few queries on how we select synths to feature on the homepage. The following should provide some broad guidelines and advice: Subject Chances are that a synth of your living room will never make...
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    Homepage Update 8/4/2009

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    Greetings and Salutations, I'm Tony Ernst the Test Lead for Photosynth. Lucky me to be the first person other than Darius to pick a synth for the homepage. Now there are a lot of great synths of cities,art and various and sundry knick-knacks out there...
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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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    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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    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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    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 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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