Rick

Hi! I'm Rick Szeliski, one of the co-inventors of the Photo Tourism work that led to the creation of Photosynth (see http://research.microsoft.com/IVM/PhotoTours/ for more details).

I love to travel and take photographs, which is what first inspired me to create the kind of immersive 3D photo-based experiences you can see on Photosynth. (I've also been doing research in 3D computer vision and image-based rendering for over two decades.)

I hope you enjoy some of my personal synths.


Guye Peak
Guye Peak
mattu (Over 1 year ago)
This came out really well!

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Prague Old Town Square (Staré Mesto)
Prague Old Town Square (Staré Mesto)
ketty (Over 1 year ago)
Splendid shot.Old town square is my favorite place too. Where you find people taking walk, breaks, eating and taking pictures. There atmosphere is very friendly and touristic. http://www.europevoyage.net/top-5-things-to-do-in-prague.html

fangteacher (Over 1 year ago)
I have a good advice, Can we choice the style of auto sildeshow play, just like 'from top to the bottom',or 'from east to west',and let the view of screen more smoothly. Maybe there need some technic of buffer。 Can you hear my voice,the great programmers! thank you!~

windy.0302h (Over 1 year ago)
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Rick (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks for all the great comments and words of encouragement! I'm looking forward to exploring all of the synths that you are all creating as well.

Du2bane (Over 1 year ago)
I always dream of what can I do to make pictures better; something besides the everyday flat photos. I did have dream of wondering how pictures can be viewed in 3D without the 3D viewer but trashed that thought because I am not a creator. Thank you gentlemen for being the creators. Now I have something to show my two sons and swear I did my first photosynth without any help. My won't they be amazed!!

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TU Munich Informatics Department Atrium
TU Munich Informatics Department Atrium
Rick (Over 1 year ago)
Yes, I just added a comment to that effect when I geo-tagged the image. The students (and faculty :-) keep around carpets to ride down the slide, since the inside is coated with rubber to decrease the risk of an accidental slide.

mattu (Over 1 year ago)
Is that slide for people?

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Vancouver Olympics Opening Ceremony
Vancouver Olympics Opening Ceremony
brycecampbell (Over 1 year ago)
PhotoSnyth yet again has shown it's true colours! Amazing what is possible with images regardless it be one person or a whole stadium --

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Whistler Peak Chair
Whistler Peak Chair
chava_krishna (Over 1 year ago)
This is amazing! i was very much interested in computer vision and graphics, 3D image reconstruction from 2D images.

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Whistler from Blackcomb
Whistler from Blackcomb
Scott (Over 1 year ago)
Very timely! Thanks Rick. :-)

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Hyde Pier panorama
Hyde Pier panorama
MADAMADA (Over 1 year ago)
HILLO

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Harbour Centre panorama II
Harbour Centre panorama II
Bert (Over 1 year ago)
Great pano, thanks Rick!

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Montepulciano
Montepulciano
befriends (Over 1 year ago)
Nicest Photosynth available in the site. Regards, http://www.muwasalat.com

Jonathan (Over 1 year ago)
The well has the crest of the Medici on top of it! Also - there's some great wine that comes from here.

dariusmonsef (Over 1 year ago)
Nice synth Rick... wouldn't have guessed you were such the Twilight fan ;)

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Courtyard of the Wawel Castle
Courtyard of the Wawel Castle
Rick (Over 1 year ago)
Scz: thanks for catching this slip, which I hadn't noticed in 5 years! I was wondering why I went back and shot the same scene twice, and hadn't even noticed that they were quite different in appearance. I've updated my title and description.

scz (Over 1 year ago)
This is a fine set of pictures - but it isn't the Collegium Maius. Your Collegium Maius I is correctly labelled, but this set is of the courtyard of the royal palace at Wawel.

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Arc de Triomphe panorama
Arc de Triomphe panorama
BuB (Over 1 year ago)
Really nice panorama with only 40 photos : good job !

blaise (Over 1 year ago)
Beautiful panorama!

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Rick's Potting Shed
Rick's Potting Shed
CaliforniaGirl (Over 1 year ago)
This is awesome! What a pretty shed. This is the best synth I've seen yet!

Geko (Over 1 year ago)
This is something I've wanted to do too but just haven't gotten around to it yet. good to know it can be done reasonably well. I think if he left the door open when he panned around inside, you would have been able to click your way back out. Make sure you check out the point cloud (P), its awesome!

RBoeke (Over 1 year ago)
I think that is because he didn't turn around and walked out the door when he was inside. However, if you turn away from the door and use the 'back arrow' icon on the bottom of your screen, you 'walk backwards' outside again.

DmentD (Over 1 year ago)
very cool.....but once i got in the shed i couldn't go back out. Any one else have that happen?

David-Photosynth-Team (Over 1 year ago)
This is the first great inside-and-outside synth we've seen on the site, and it's fitting that it came from Rick -- one of the fathers of Photosynth.

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