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  • Photosynth Blog

    New Features: “Highlights” & Cross-Platform Viewer

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    We’re really excited about this update to Photosynth.  We’ve added a major new feature to our viewing experience and have improved the viewer to reach even more people.  With our new highlights feature you can point out the “can’t miss” areas...
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    A User Created Photosynth Primer: Jump In!

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    This is a guest post by swami_worldtraveler, a fairly new user who has really jumped in and started producing some great work and finding interesting ways of sharing his new passion with others. We’re very excited to see people like him take such an interest in Photosynth (and we’re jealous of his profession… he lists it as “world traveler”). -View the original article here. Photosynth Primer I decided to put together some visuals and text to entice you into my latest foto/3D obsession.... Here are a series of screen-grabs. They were chosen to be visual compelling, and to cover a broad range of features, user controls, and user interface particulars. Highlighted ruins include the Temple of the Inscriptions, a grand view of the site, and the skull from the Temple of the Skull. Totally new to most, and hopefully exciting, is the 3D "point cloud" model resulting from the synth. Exactly what this is will be come clear below. Take a quick visual scan below, then jump right in, if you like! ...
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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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    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 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 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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    Inauguration Wrap Up: Synths, Posts & Tweets

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    Being a part of capturing the inauguration last week was a very exciting experience for us. We were up bright and early getting ready to accept all the user generated photos and the efforts paid off when we saw the almost immediate results from our work...
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    Capturing Inauguration Celebrations: D.C. Area & Worldwide

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    Don’t worry if you won’t be one of the possible million people in attendance… you can still participate by taking photos from the events wherever you are. We'll be collecting your synths from the D.C. area on a Live Search Map that we'll put online during...
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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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    Photosynthing the Inauguration of the 44th President of the United States

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    The world will change on January 20th when Barack Obama, the President-elect takes the oath of office and becomes the 44 th President of the United States. "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of the President of the United...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Photosynth and Politics

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    With the election just days away, I thought I'd point out some of the politically themed synths people have created. Just days ago, thousands were in Denver for an Obama rally . And someone else captured a McCain Town Hall meeting being set up....
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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 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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    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: 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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    Fresh synths

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    We're still seeing some incredible synths being posted every day. Here are some new ones that we thought you'd want to see: This beautiful scene proves that you can attain 100% synthiness without having to take hundreds of pictures. If your head...
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    Monthly Maintenance: Thursday 11pm PST

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    Our monthly maintenance window is scheduled for Thursday night. We'll be offline sweeping and dusting starting at 11pm PST (7am GMT), and Photosynth will be down for about 30 minutes. Again, you'll see the static Web site during this time, and you won...
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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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    A Little Maintenance Tonight

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    We're making some improvements to Photosynth this evening. You'll see our static Web site for about 30 minutes, starting at 11 PM PST (7 AM GMT). You won't be able to start new synths during maintenance, but synths already in progress wll automatically...
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