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Topic: What ever happened to synth stiching?

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amn.hodge (Over 1 year ago)
I heard you guys mention over a year ago that you were working on a feature where a user could take two synths of the same place/ object and stitch them into one... What happened???
We got diverted from this mission during the last 18 months, but we still believe in it, and it's still part of the plans. It also fits in with the plans of our close cousins in Bing, the "Read/Write World". Blaise Aguera y Arcas who runs the Read/Write world and I are on the same page that we are working towards all geomedia (maps, streetside, photos, panos, synths, geotagged videos, ...) being "matchable" in the Read/Write world, and allowing people to collaboratively or serendipitously build immersive experiences of the places they love.  I'm looking forward to getting back to this core goal.

If you have opinions about how this should work in practice, we'd love to hear them.

David Gedye
Lead Photosynth Program Manager
robteed (Over 1 year ago)
This should be addressed, I think this would be an important feature. It says these post are over a year old...Seems like a long time coming.
Rob Teed
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Rob, you're not kidding. It is a critically important part of Photosynth's vision and has been planned since 2006, so "a long time coming" is putting it pretty mildly.

Unfortunately, although Microsoft talked up Read/Write World all throughout 2011, in early 2012 they took down all of their early tech demos, their blog, and it seems as though several key people who had been working on the project left Microsoft, but there was no official announcement that the R/WW project was over. You can check out a few of their videos about the subject at http://bit.ly/readwriteworld however beware that most links besides vimeo and YouTube links will be dead now.
jokergallagher (10 months ago)
please add this, when Photosynth comes to windows 8+ as a app, and its integration with Bing maps (windows 8+, and windows phone 8+) it well become better then Google's street view. how ever the syncing between created synths is a MUST, also please add the feature to upload more photos to a already established syth in your collection. for example I spend 30 minuets uploading a synth of my house so I could use the synth for new tenants as a virtual walkthrough. how ever it seams I left some blank spots which lead to holes in the synth. IF this feature excised then I could just take the photos of those empty spots and  then the synth could work better. as of now I had to delete the original and upload the whole thing over again.
jokergallagher (10 months ago)
also I plan on (with a group of friends) to take mass photos of local parks in Colorado. IF you could add photos to synths in your collection then "you" (me and my friends)could all upload to my account and have whole parks documented. this would be grate for tourists, or people moving to a new area. they could use the synth to explore local parks (later schools, and malls)and again people could document their own homes (for selling or renting)for virtual tours.
WolfStar (10 months ago)
Great ideas here, and as someone who is just starting to use this app, i'm looking forward to any new offerings from the Photosynth team.
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