Topic: Mac Desktop Software for LionOS

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Nor10 (Over 1 year ago)
why has MS made an iPhone App yet doesn't develop a desktop version?   Please do...even willing to pay for it...Thanks...
randman22 (Over 1 year ago)
Yea seriously
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Guys, I'd like to see this too. 

A quick question, though: what do you imagine the OSX app creating? Since your introduction to Photosynth was the iPhone app, you may think of Photosynth as a panorama app, but the Photosynth app for Windows creates photosynths (photos from many locations looking at one subject) instead of panoramas (photos from a single location looking at everything). It is, of course, possible to create panoramas on Windows and upload them to Photosynth's website, but you use either Microsoft ICE or Adobe Photoshop for that.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Your experience with the iOS app may also have led you to associate the realtime image registration in the mobile pano app's shooting mode to be the distinguishing 'Photosynth' experience (and to be fair, that is what sets it apart from other mobile pano apps), but because the desktop apps use high resolution photos and because you shoot with a regular camera and then come back to the computer to stitch later, this is not practical. I don't imagine trying to use the iSight webcam would be a good experience for trying to shoot either panoramas or photosynths, because of the low image quality, lack of an outward-facing camera, and the awkwardness of moving a larger machine around. 

I'm not saying that there's no space for a Mac OSX app. I'm just letting you know that it's going to be different on a desktop or laptop than a phone or tablet.

I'd love to hear your thoughts, though.