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  • Photosynth Blog

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Reach out and synth somebody?

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    You may have tried to create a synth of a person, only to find out that it didn't work very well. Of course there are some notable exceptions, this boxer and this tattooed man being just two of them. (Make sure you hit 'p' to look at the point clouds...
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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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    Your feedback

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    We really depend on you, Photosynth’s users, to tell us what you like or if there’s anything that’s not working for you. We also want to know about any features you’d like to see as we start working on the next version of Photosynth. Just go to getsatisfaction...
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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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    Photosynth needs 30 minutes of downtime tonight

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    We're changing out some hardware and adding capacity. We'll go offline around 11:30pm PST (7:30am GMT) for about 30 minutes. Note that any synths in progress when we go down will need to be repeated.
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    Exploring cool synths

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    We're delighted to see how many great new synths are being created every minute by people all over the world. Here are some we wanted to share with you: What are these guys doing? It involves bicycles and ropes and it looks like it could be dangerous...
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    Keyboard shortcuts

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    You can navigate through a synth by using the on-screen navigation that you see in the upper right hand corner of a synth, or by clicking on the arrows on the screen. But there are other keyboard shortcuts you can use to get through a synth that can give...
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    Photosynth: Day 1 Recap

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    Time for a quick update We have been overwhelmed (in both good and bad ways) over the past 24 hours with the amount of interest Photosynth has attracted and the amount of creativity that many of you are demonstrating with your synths. We've been working...
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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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    Meet some of the Photosynth team

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    Our friends over at Channel 10 managed to pry away from their keyboards three people who helped take Photosynth from great idea to released product. Check out the video: ShutterSpeed EP04 - The Photosynth Team
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    Photosynth Is Back...

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    We have turned Photosynth back online. Try it out at Photosynth.com . We still have new synth uploads off for the moment, but will turn them back on shortly.
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    Photosynth: Yikes!

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    We have been abolsutely overwhlemed by demand, and have turned Photosynth.com into a special static/read-only mode for the moment. The team is hard at work adding capacity and getting the full site back online. We've been under incredible demand since...
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    Welcome to Photosynth

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    We’re pleased to announce the first full release of Photosynth, available now at photosynth.com . Photosynth takes a collection of regular photographs and reconstructs the scene or object in a 3-D environment. For those of you who have seen the videos...
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