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Topic: Modifying an existinh synth

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webber (Over 1 year ago)
Is it possible to modify an existing synth i.e. adding more pictures? I'm trying to avoid creating a new synth... Thanks!
Nathanael.Lawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Sorry, webber, that's a negative.

A few things to consider: 

- Synthing means comparing each photo to every other photo. Since finished synths are online and new photos are on you computer, this is problematic. It also means that every new photo would need to be compared to every existing photo anyway, taking just as long, and every new photo potentially changing the positions of any of the other photos in the 'Reconstructing Scene' phase of synthing - the most computationally intensive and time consuming part.

- No photo is ever uploaded to Photosynth servers twice, unless edited between uploads.
Nathanael.Lawrence (Over 1 year ago)
- If you still have the synther (that's what the photo uploader is commonly called) open, you can simply right click on the name of any synth that is either finished or waiting to compute and choose 'Edit' to add photos to it. 
 -- In the case of a synth that hasn't yet started computation, this will replace what that synth is going to be...
 -- however in the case of a synth that has already finished, but whose result makes you realise that you'll need to add more photos, it will create a second version to then upload.
 -- This is useful when your synth has been made with photos hand-selected from many different folders that would be tedious to hand select again when you want to just add a few new photos.
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