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Topic: insert a caption or hotspot

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StewartIrvine (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, does anyone know if or how you can add a caption or a hotspot in a Photosynth ?
thanks
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, Stewart, 

The closest thing to captioning a particular portion of a panorama or a single photo in a photosynth is to use the Highlights feature.

Here's the blog post where highlights were introduced for photosynths: 
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/photosynth/archive/2009/04/09/new-features-highlights-crossplatform-viewer.aspx

Here's the blog post where highlights were introduced for panoramas: 
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/photosynth/archive/2010/03/18/buttery-smooth-gigapixel-panoramas.aspx

I think you may have to add Highlights from the website, rather than the mobile panorama app. Just sign into your account (as you did to post this question), go to your uploads page, open the (in your case) panorama that you want to add highlights to, and click the [Edit this Panorama] button below the lower edge of the viewer.

Zoom to where you wish to in the pano, click [Add Highlight], give it a caption (no links), and [Save].
Example of Highlights: http://bit.ly/orcappano3
ebonhand (Over 1 year ago)
Is it possible to use a url as a caption. I'd like to add a link to a web address.
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, ebonhand,

You can add a URL to the description field of a highlight (providing it's short enough) but it won't be a clickable link like what you're asking for.

This was to keep Photosynth.net from being attractive to spammers.

My best suggestion for you is to create an account at a URL shortener such as Bit.ly, create a short URL for the link you want to send people to, and then customize the part that comes after bit.ly/ (as in my link above to my Oregon Capitol Pano #3)

That way, even though your audience can't click the link, it should be short enough and memorizable enough that they can easily type it into the address bar in a new web browser tab or window.
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