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Perhaps I've asked this before, but I've been wondering for quite some time whether your upcoming mobile apps will be able to upload images taken outside of your new app.
That is to say, will we be able to upload images to create a new synth from our devices' camera rolls or image folders taken with the regular camera app or other image capture apps.
An easy example would be Nokia Lumia handsets such as the 1020, 1520, and Icon where the APIs to take advantage of the camera sensor's full resolution are not open to developers who are not Nokia (such as yourselves) and we must use Nokia's camera app to take full resolution shots.
Even if Microsoft makes these high resolution sensor APIs open to all camera app developers or you at least are given access and are able to give the new Photosynth apps the ability to use the full sensor resolution, I would still appreciate being able to capture the images on my terms and still upload them through your new mobile app.
I would say, blend the Nokia Camera app and the Photosynth app together in one app.
What I perhaps didn't make clear is that I anticipate there being a Windows Store app for use on any Windows 8/8.1/Threshold machine (tablet, laptop, or desktop) and because it is available from the Windows Store, most people would also refer to it as a mobile app.
I would like to be able to use a Photosynth 2 app from the Windows Store on my desktop or laptop in the same way that I use the original Photosynth desktop application, insofar as:
1) I can drop any photos into it (they don't have to be captured with the Photosynth app),
2) I can queue up uploads which can upload all night, but which will focus on one synth at a time,
3) If the app detects that I'm operating off of a tablet, laptop, or desktop which is plugged into power instead of running on battery power, I can opt in to converting the images to deep zoom images on my own computer before upload in order to avoid duplicate uploads.
I would like to see a Bing Camera app blend all camera functionality together and do away with the rest.