Forum : Announcements

New features, updated old ones and general news from the Photosynth team.

Topic: Can't view any photosynth photo

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daodaodao2002 (Over 1 year ago)
Hi there,

I can't view any of the photos on, mine or the ones in the gallery.

NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Hi there, David.

Could you please tell me what device you are trying to use to view the synths and panos on the site? If you're using Mac OSX or Windows xp or above, you need to install Silverlight 4.

If you're using an Apple iOS device, you can use the Photosynth app ( ) to view panoramas and the iSynth app ( ) to view photosynths. You can also view panoramas in Mobile Safari on iOS devices (but not photosynths yet).

I hope that helps,

Your fellow photosynther,

P.S. This 'Announcements' forum is for the Photosynth team to make announcements to us - not for us to make our own announcements. No big deal, but I thought I'd let you know.
dinky2 (6 months ago)
Pano's will not display at all in Safari OSX. Apparently this has been gong on for years and nobody at Microsoft seems to care. You may use Firefox instead
NateLawrence (6 months ago)
Dinky, while Silverlight was being developed at Microsoft, it worked just fine in Safari.

Microsoft stopped all development of Silverlight in December of 2011 with the release of Silverlight 5 and versions of Safari and Mac OSX which released after Silverlight 5 have broken its functionality in Safari.

Photosynth's Silverlight viewer comes from years before HTML5 and CSS3 and WebGL were built into web browsers.

Photosynth developed an HTML5 pano viewer in mid 2011 for viewing on mobile  browsers, but it doesn't support all the features of the Silverlight viewer. If you'd like to use it in Safari on Mac OSX anyway, use Safari's Developer menu to change the user agent for your tab to that of an iPad.
NateLawrence (6 months ago)
Photosynth's website really hadn't seen an update since adding panorama support in 2010 (besides the HTML5 pano viewer) but they are finally doing fresh development and updating the site with WebGL viewers in their Technical Preview.

This will apply to stitched panos when the new Photosynth site is finished and updated apps launch later this year. Safari will use WebGL to view panoramas and Photosynth 2 style photosynths.

Did you see the Photosynth team's reply to your discussion in the Mobile Photosynth forum?
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