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Well Firefox addons checker tells me that Photosynth needs an update. I've a hardtime finding how to update this plugins.
Same for the Photosynth download. I found several places outside of Microsoft to make that download, but I don't know whether they are secure. Why is there no any simple way to a) check whether you have the last version and b) get a download link ?
"Photosynth for Windows" could be thought of as three individual pieces:
1: The Photosynth desktop application
2: The original Direct3D Photosynth viewer plugin for IE and FF 2/3 on Windows
3: The Silverlight viewer which is currently the default viewer
1: The Windows desktop application automatically checks for updates each time it is launched. I believe that this is also the case for the Direct3D viewer web browser plugin.
2: The Silverlight viewer should load any updates to the Silverlight app as it downloads any other updated part of the website.
In short, Firefox is notifying you that the Direct3D Photosynth viewer (whose development was cut off in favor of the Silverlight viewer in late 2008/early 2009) needs to be updated because Firefox made a breaking change to how Firefox released Firefox 4. Unfortunately, this was after the D3D viewer's development had been abandoned, so so there will never be an update that makes it work with FF4+.
If you want a link to the Photosynth installer, please do not use third party download sites.
The download page here on Photosynth.net is located here:
On the current version of the page, you will see a table with two columns. The link to the Photosynth desktop application's installer is found in the right hand column.