Forum : Mobile Photosynth

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Topic: Adding back an image in the app

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lecrame (Over 1 year ago)
Hi everyone,

Is it possible to get a jpg image of a panorama back in the app to see it in 3D?
I've mistakenly deleted some panoramas in the app but I still have JPGs on my computer, and it would be great if I could save them in the app again.
I'm on a Mac and I can't upload them on this website.
Is there any solution to my problem?

(sorry for my poor english)
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, lecrame, 

Sadly there isn't currently a way in the mobile panorama app to transform the flattened JPG version of the panorama back into the cube map that the panorama viewers need. 

If you had Windows and a copy of Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, you could try to use the Photoshop to Photosynth panorama publishing plugin ( http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/39e3bd90-7b2f-4f85-b32f-3a3d5cd04e36/ ), but that's about all I can think of for now. 

If you want to know more about the plugin, here's some introduction: 
http://blogs.msdn.com/photosynth/archive/2010/11/30/photoshop-to-photosynth.aspx 
http://hdview.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/panorama-uploads-from-photoshop/

It does seem like it would be a great option to save the original input photos somewhere that end users could back up and restore when they want. You aren't the first to request this, so maybe a future version of the app might offer that.

Your fellow photosynther, 
N
TonoS (Over 1 year ago)
hey there´s a way to view the panorama but not on photosynth. Download Pixeet 360 from the app store (it is free). Enter Pixeet 360 and tap open panorama, search the image on your camera roll and tap it. You will see the image just like in photosynth, and there is a really nice feature in this app, augmented reality!! You just have to tap the icon on the bottom right and you can move the iphone to watch the panorama just like if you were there. By the way photosynth should add this incredible feauture
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks for the Pixeet tip, TonoS.

Although I agree with you that the Photosynth app's viewer mode should include gyroscope/accelerometer/compass navigation, that isn't Augmented Reality ( at least not my understanding of the term). To me, future possibilities like being to point your phone's camera at a building and having its name float in the air next to it (looking as though it were  part of the scene - like locations' names on the TV show 'FRINGE') because other people had taken either panoramas, photosynths, or object movies of part of the scene and tagged it with highlights.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
As far as viewing previous photography (your own or others') in a way deserving of the title Augmented Reality, think of really being at the location where others have shot panos, synths, or spin movies, but as you lift your viewfinder up to look at the scene, the viewer loads up photography from existing panos, synths, and spin movies and performs realtime image tracking of them against your camera's current viewpoint in the same manner that the Photosynth mobile panorama app's shooting mode tracks the video against the already shot parts of the pano. Think of being able to actually walk from one photo to another in a Photosynth and see how things appeared at a different time, just by pointing your camera at the part of the scene that you want to see.
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