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Topic: Is there any Software Using Photosynth Technology?

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Gumbolicous (Over 1 year ago)
Is there any software on the market that is using the Photosynth Technology?

I am interested in purchasing software for my PC where I can build and control Synths without the limitation of having to load my files onto the Photosynth website and have the on-line software control what synths do and where photos go. 

I would like to be able to control it and build synths for myself without the worry of on-line limitations and be able to output it onto a server and be loaded through webpages. 

Has any software companies come out with software like this?
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
You might be interested in two options:

1: Geosynth: offline Photosynth for sale to 200+ employee companies (still completely automatic, though, as far as I know - i.e. no manual intervention like you specify), available here: 
http://www.vexcel.com/geospatial/geosynth/index.asp
The pricing for this is somewhat outrageous, I am sad to say.

2: Bundler: the structure from motion algorithms from the research project "Photo Tourism" which inspired Photosynth, available here: 
http://phototour.cs.washington.edu/bundler/ 
This is not a very end-user friendly bit of code, though, so unless you're comfortable with using command line tools, it's probably not for you.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Reading over your post and my reply again, I think that it is also important for you to understand a few more things about Photosynth itself.

1: You can embed the synths that you find here on photosynth.net on other websites, just as you would embed a photo from flickr.com or a video from vimeo.com or youtube.com elsewhere. The only condition is that the website you share them on must allow posting of the HTML element 'iframe'. Since you are talking about uploading to a server, I'll assume that you have say over whether iframes are allowed as well.

2: Actually, it's the synther that's installed on your computer that's controlling where things are in the synth, although possibly you already understand that. I'll grant you that it's fully automatic either way.

What are your worries of 'on-line limitations'?

For more alternatives, please visit: http://photosynth.net/discussion.aspx?cat=6b63cb81-8b57-4d5d-a978-41d5509bf59a&dis=1de0ba11-2eea-4cb3-907a-252fb30f1200
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