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Topic: Add images to synth that is already uploaded

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saiarcot895 (Over 1 year ago)
Is it possible to add a feature that lets you upload new images you took to one of your synths, rather than deleting the synth and creating it all over again?
Yordano-es-Blanco (Over 1 year ago)
How I can upload my photos??
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Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Yordano-es-Blanco,

Are you using a Windows operating system?

If you are, then please download the Photosynth synther from this link: 
http://mslabs-999.vo.llnwd.net/e1/installer/PhotosynthInstall_21103171042.exe

When it finishes downloading, double click the file to begin the installer and click 'Next' until the installer finishes.

Now you can open the synther from your start menu or by clicking the 'Upload' button on the website.

When the synther opens, sign into it with the email address and password that you signed into the site with.

After signing in, click the 'Start a new synth' button on the synther.

When you see the 'Create synth' window, click the 'Add photos' button to open a file browser, highlight all the photos you want to upload (you can hold down the [Ctrl] key to pick specific photos from a folder or press [Ctrl]+[A] to select all the photos in a folder), and click the 'Open' button.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Type a title for your album in the top left corner of the 'Create synth' window.

Make sure that you added a minimum of three photos of the same stationary object or scene.

If you want to choose which photo in your synth is used for the thumbnail cover, then highlight it here in the synther and click the 'Use Selected Photo' button.

Click the 'Synth' button in the lower right corner and all of your photos will automatically be matched and uploaded to your account on the Photosynth website in a synth with the title that you typed.
cojak (Over 1 year ago)
I would like to ask the same question as saiarcot895... is it possible to add new pictures to existing synth?
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, cojak, it's not currently possible to add photos to a synth that is already uploaded to the site. This is because all synths are computed on Photosynth users' own computers before they are uploaded.

Adding photos to synths that have already been uploaded would mean that the new photos' positions would have to be calculated on the Photosynth website's computers. As of now there are no announced plans to do that.

You should be aware that any photo that you upload an earlier version of a synth will never have to be uploaded ever again unless you edit it in some way between different synths that you use it in.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
What I mean is that if I make a synth with 50 photos in it, but it doesn't quite all stick together (let's say that the photos form two solid groups, but don't quite connect) and I decide that I need to take 10 more photos in the middle to join the two clusters of photos that were able to connect the first time, when I make my second version of the synth with all 60 photos in it, all the calculations will have to be redone, but only the 10 new photos and the two small synth positioning metadata files will have to be uploaded.

It isn't technically impossible to do what you and saiarcot895 are asking for, but the Photosynth hasn't announced any plans in that direction.

There are certainly plans for Photosynth to link synths that overlap each other on the map (read the quotes in this topic: http://getsatisfaction.com/livelabs/topics/linking_synths ).
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
If you're really interested in adding photos one by one, you could try PhotoCity. http://photocitygame.com

Perhaps if enough people go over to PhotoCity from Photosynth, the message will get through to Photosynth that server side computing is in demand.

Google currently does this sort of thing with geotagged photos from Panoramio, Picasa Web, and Flickr photos on Google Maps - computing the whole thing on Google's own computers.

Even Bing Maps (which Photosynth is now part of) has been experimenting with this sort of thing with geotagged Flickr photos in their Streetside Photos Map App ( http://www.bing.com/maps/explore/?preview=1#/dbnjwpbwd5olvzor ), so I think it's only a question of when we see this way of doing things come to Photosynth, rather than a question of if. That said, it requires that Bing Maps has collected Streetside panoramas in the area to match the photos to, so it could still be years before we see cloud-computed synths from Photosynth.
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