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Topic: Synth's without white transparent boxes

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Amari (Over 1 year ago)
Examples on Featured : (for example: ) are on full screen mode and they have not transparent white square, but my synth’s have transparent white square with green and white arrows to navigate: for example: 
How can I make a synth like those that show on preview examples?
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, Amari,

Your Test 4 synth is an original Photosynth (sometimes called Photosynth 1).

Photosynth 1 photography guide:
Photosynth 1 video tutorial:

What you're asking about are the four types of new synth (sometimes called Photosynth 2). To upload photos to the Tech Preview (Photosynth 2), just visit the Technical Preview homepage and click on the word 'create' in the upper right hand corner of the new site which will take you to this page which you can use to upload photos for a new synth from any operating system:

Shooting photos for Photosynth 2 synths is more constrained than Photosynth 1, so review the instructions.
Photosynth 2 shooting guide:
Photosynth 2 video tutorial:
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Some of the primary differences between Photosynth 1 and 2 are as follows: 

Photosynth 1 was a Windows desktop application. 
Photosynth 2 is a web service which you can upload to from any modern web browser.

Photosynth 1 only downloaded photos after you navigated to them.
Photosynth 2 loads all the photos as fast as it can ahead of you.

Photosynth 1 figured out the positions of your photos in 3D space, but each photo was projected onto a flat rectangle.
Photosynth 2 still figures out the positions of the photos in 3D, but each photo is projected onto a simplified version of the 3D model that Photosynth recovers.

Photosynth 1 can be shot with freeform camera motion. 
Photosynth 2 expects you to follow one of four camera path styles.

Photosynth 1 could be shot in any order and mix different zoom levels and aspect ratios. 
Photosynth 2 expects you to shoot your path in order and doesn't want to mix zoom levels or aspect ratios.
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Photosynth 1 is a 32-bit application (so it can only use a maximum of 4 gigabytes of RAM to work with the photos, but you can synth together as many photos as you have RAM installed for - usually maxing out around 2,000 photos if you have a 64 bit computer, 64 bit copy of Windows, and more than 4 gigabytes of RAM installed.
Photosynth 2 only synths together 200 photos at a time.

Photosynth 1 allows each input JPG to be a maximum of 32 megabytes.
Photosynth 2 allows each input JPG to be a maximum of 20 megabytes.

Photosynth 1 checked to see if an exact copy of a photo had been uploaded to the website previously, and would skip uploading it again if it was already on the website.
Photosynth 2 makes you upload all of the photos each time, even if you've already uploaded them before.
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