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Topic: Converting a synth to a JPG/panorama.

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mohammedm (Over 1 year ago)
Is it possible to save my uploaded synth as a panoramic JPG photo? If so, how can I do it?
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, Mohammedm, I know that when you choose to publish to Facebook, you can either choose to publish it as a panoramic JPG which will be embedded in Facebook (and available for you to subsequently save), or share it as an interactive panorama here on the Photosynth site.

Sharing it to Facebook as a JPG is probably the easiest way to obtain a flattened copy.

Since I don't have an iOS device at my disposal, I don't know if the app stores the input photos somewhere on the phone. If it does, however, you could always export them to your computer and stitch them with the panorama stitching software of your choosing.

I wish that I had a better answer than that, but that's about the best I can do for you for now.

Your fellow photosynther,
N
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
UPDATE: Steve Glenner, from the Photosynth team, tells me that when the panorama is finished stitching, it saves a JPG copy to your iPhone's camera roll, which you can then email to yourself or use in other iPhone apps.

Here's his tweet: http://twitter.com/SteveGlenner/status/60489029560446976
megamaus (Over 1 year ago)
Thank you for this information. But the stitched image in the camera roll has only low resolution. Is there any chance to export the stitched image in high resolution?
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Megamaus, what resolution is the stitched image in the camera roll?

I honestly wouldn't expect the stitched panorama made with an iPhone to be very high res, as each frame will have been a maximum of 5 megapixels, even on the iPhone 4 and the majority of each captured frame will share much of its content with neighboring frames. 

With the added use of the video mode and the backwards compatibility with the iPhone 3GS, I'm not even sure each captured frame is even 5 megapixels, so with all that in mind, the final stitched image may not be terribly large.
footnote (Over 1 year ago)
Any further info on this? I have the same problem: How do I get a high res jpeg from a photosynth taken on my Windows Phone?
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, footnote, 

The reason that you can't get a high resolution flattened panorama .jpg from your phone's Photosynth app is that it never captures high resolution images to begin with, because of the limits of mobile hardware and all the processing and resources that are required to pull off the realtime freeform matching in Photosynth's mobile panorama app's live shooting mode.

Here are a few more details: http://bit.ly/psmpr
aib84e (Over 1 year ago)
I want to export this to my desktop in order to print (photo develop) and hang on my wall.  I see in my photosynth account the megapixel in larger than a save to camera roll.  Suggestions so I can have nice panoramic photos to hang on display?
Thank You
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
@aib84e, are you certain that you are not confusing megapixels and megabytes when comparing the resolution recorded on Photosynth.net compared to the flattened version in your camera roll?
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