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Topic: How did you find Photosynth?

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dariusmonsef (Over 1 year ago)
A blog post, a friend, TED, the inauguration... How did you find out about Photosynth?
Fred_Oxford (Over 1 year ago)
Photosynth has been incredible fun since I discovered it after seeing a link in one of the UK newspapares to: http://shoothill.com/ - they had one of these photos which was made up of thousands of small photos - quite by accident I discovered Photosynth on this website. I have introduced it to several friends - and we are all having fun!
modul8 (Over 1 year ago)
tried my first photosynth of 50+ 7MP photos of a static object-- my turtle tank. I figure this would yield an adequate level of 'synthiness'
I waited for it all to upload, and tried to view it. NO BANANA!! (or turtles) :(
I am disappointed.
Oh well.... NEXT!!!!
veryoldtimephoto (Over 1 year ago)
This web site has it all the info on all windows live and other microsoft services.
http://www.liveside.net/
earthtriber (Over 1 year ago)
Ted talks on youtube I just watched it then came hunting now I am here
RayRolfe (Over 1 year ago)
I had been researching point clouds and advanced computer vision algorithms in an effort to build virtual art galleries. So I was aware of much of the research and white papers in this area. Learned about and followed the development of Photosynth since the start. Can't wait for Videosynth using 3d shutter glasses!
jetranger (Over 1 year ago)
I Recieved an E-Mail about it from somebody !!!
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
I was reading Bill Crow's HDPhoto blog and stumbled across the heading "I recognize that pixel!" ( http://blogs.msdn.com/billcrow/archive/2006/11/20/photosynth.aspx ).

I followed that to TED.com where their video player failed me and I was forced to resort to YouTube to view Blaise's infamous presentation. I was definitely hooked on the idea of being able to view all of one's photos in context. 

The same rush that I had the first time I used Google Earth and could swing from my childhood homes directly to my current apartment was that much more exciting, envisioning that same experience with personally meaningful photos as stops in the journey. Combine that with the power of photo tags and you immediately have an incredible tool for reminiscing with friends, demonstrating construction progress to management or investors, educating people on what a foreign place is really like, etc.

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Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Waiting for Photosynth's first public release was painful and the promise of connecting synths which we have yet to see for ourselves is equally exciting and frustrating. 

There is certainly room to grow after that. I have experienced the frustration that others have expressed when several photos of the same object fail to synth together. I can understand why this happens and I know that ideally providing extra photos should solve the problem, but the inability to simply outline each window on the side of a building in two or more photos and specify that they are the same objects is very frustrating when you are half the world away from your subject and unable to simply generate new photos to fill in the gaps. 

The added ability to tag specific parts of individual photos and run a search across multiple synths to filter down to photos containing only that tag would be incredibly useful.

Apologies for getting off topic. :) Photosynth's potential just fires me up.
cwallen19803 (Over 1 year ago)
Microsoft Download Notifications
May 1, 2009
olliepalmer.com (Over 1 year ago)
I saw the preview on TED ages ago. I was working on interactive experiences for a charity-gallery and remembered what I'd seen...
Andrulian (Over 1 year ago)
I read about it on new scientist (UK) and had to try it.  Still perfecting techniques...
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