jpamado

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Praça do Comércio, Lisboa, Portugal
Praça do Comércio, Lisboa, Portugal
jpamado (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks Nathanael. That approach you mentioned might prove interesting. I have a couple of (very) large synths in the making, still trying to optimize them.

Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Oh, also, I meant to say that the reason that resolution shouldn't matter is that all synthing uses only a 1.5 version of each photo to do the matching. I wholeheartedly endorse the uploading of the full resolution photos, though, both for viewing as well as being able to see more dense pointclouds generated from the full resolution photos in the future.

Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
I know I'm commenting on ancient history but for what it's worth, the limits of the synther are not defined by a hard number of photos or the size (either resolution or megabytes) of the photos, but rather the number of image features in each image and how many of the images correspond to one location. The limit, in my experience, is defined solely by a maximum number of image features and how many of them correspond to each another. The more intensive any one part of the synth, the more strenuous the scene reconstruction becomes as the number of photos increase past the hundreds. One method I have found to sidestep this choking point, if you have more than enough coverage, is to thin out the images for any given version of the synth by only using odd or even numbered images. The other obvious alternative is to simply break the scene into discrete objects and have some good overlap among your synths of the place (i.e. the end of one overlaps the start of the next).

jpamado (Over 1 year ago)
Thanks for all your comments. I've been using the synther on different computers, starting with 2 GB, going through 4 and 6 GB, until the current machine with 20 GB. Memory does matter, although the Photosynth process runs in 32-bit space. Synths that stopped with 4 GB were finished with 6 GB. When 6 GB weren't enough, I started using 20 GB. Even so, before trying this last synth, I ran another one with close to 1050 photos and it bombed with a network error. So, things still work by trial and error up to a certain point.

madeeds (Over 1 year ago)
This is a really impressive synth. You really captured a lot of detail here.

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'Alto de São João' Graveyard, Lisboa, Portugal
'Alto de São João' Graveyard, Lisboa, Portugal
dariusmonsef (Over 1 year ago)
Nice job capturing this place and adding some description details. Highlights really help navigate around too.

seakritter (Over 1 year ago)
Great Job! So many people on her don't get it, you clearly do, your efforts really show.

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Fonte Luminosa, Praça do Império, Lisboa, Portugal
Fonte Luminosa, Praça do Império, Lisboa, Portugal
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Please add a geotag. Just click the globe icon to the right of the synth. Thanks.

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Grafitti wall, Amoreiras, Lisboa, Portugal
Grafitti wall, Amoreiras, Lisboa, Portugal
jpamado (Over 1 year ago)
I know, it's rather big :) The synth finished a couple hours ago, I'm adding the highlights now.

dariusmonsef (Over 1 year ago)
Wow, that goes on forever ;) Adding some highlights would help people explore around to some of the best ones.

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Dr. Sousa Martins statue, Lisboa, Portugal
Dr. Sousa Martins statue, Lisboa, Portugal
dariusmonsef (Over 1 year ago)
Nice work. Thanks for the background information.

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S. Bento Arch, Lisboa, Portugal
S. Bento Arch, Lisboa, Portugal
jpamado (Over 1 year ago)
Hi Marvin and thanks for asking. I'm not able to translate poetry, something which is an art by itself. As far as I know, none of these poems has an english translation. All of them tell something about a specific date in portuguese recent history, the 25th of April, 1974, on which nearly 50 years of dictatorship where overturned (more details can be seen on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnation_Revolution). As such, the poems talk about freedom, a sense of awakening in freedom, hope in a free future and so on.

Marvin (Over 1 year ago)
Very nice. What do the poems say?

dariusmonsef (Over 1 year ago)
Nice use of the highlights.

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Grafitti corner, Lisboa, Portugal
Grafitti corner, Lisboa, Portugal
Jonathan (Over 1 year ago)
This is great! Thanks for posting.

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Praça de Touros do Campo Pequeno
Praça de Touros do Campo Pequeno
dariusmonsef (Over 1 year ago)
Nice job. And thanks for geotagging it.

Fred_Oxford (Over 1 year ago)
Great synth with an interesting point cloud - had fun with w,a,s,d,....the "ghost" point cloud in the centre of the bullring is interesting...tryig to figure out how it developed from the photos you took...I had similar ghosts on the Cologne cathedral - seems photosynth sometimes gets confused...

Hastarin (Over 1 year ago)
Great synth. Nice work!

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Praça Luís de Camões, Lisboa, Portugal
Praça Luís de Camões, Lisboa, Portugal
tsullivan (Over 1 year ago)
This covers a hige area and looks great.

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