Topic: Organizing synths

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OmniSynThesis (Over 1 year ago)
I feel that a simple list of synths over multiple profile pages is not facilitating browsing and managing large numbers of synths. I would like to have file folder functionality, including the possibility to group, sort and select on all sorts of properties. Why not have Live Photosynth Gallery next to Live Photo Gallery. Or blend it together.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
I definitely second this as far as wanting to create different groups of synths, whether that be via tagging or some other mechanism. It could be used to group one's own synths or even create albums of favorites, rather than having only one long list of favorites.

Basically, think of how people can create pools of different users' photos on flickr or different playlists on YouTube. Photosynth needs parallel functionality.
OmniSynThesis (Over 1 year ago)
I feel we need close co-operation between Bing Maps Photosynth and Live teams to really give things a boost. I feel Live Sync will be one of the usefull infrastructure components. Hey fellow synthers, I suggest you post requests to the Live team, just like I did. The current support from Live is a mere Photosynth plug-in option in Live Photo Gallery.
Open-minded (Over 1 year ago)
I believe if they could co-operate with Google Earth that would be amazing. Google street Maps street view also would be an amazing way of combining all Synths' together.
Open-minded (Over 1 year ago)
just imagine, checking your root on google maps, going to street view, and actually looking inside the building- woudn't that be amazing?
michaeldenis (Over 1 year ago)
Hey Open-minded, I agree wholeheartedly.  Photosynth has a lot of potential to be sort of "Star-Trekie" or maybe like "Enemy of the State".. I'd check out Bing Maps, if I were you.  They've essentially made the steps you suggest with their mapping system.

In Bing Maps, Photosynth is under 'map apps', as I recall.  Click it and then find some photosynths!
JoscTr (Over 1 year ago)
Very open-minded indeed to suggest Microsoft to have such a co-operation with Google. Maybe Bing Maps should make Photosynth even more prominent than it is today.
KennethBrandon (Over 1 year ago)
I just started with Photosynth and have already created too many for a simple list.  I would love a way to organize my synths.
TEPsolar (Over 1 year ago)
Help a brotha organize!
Joscelin.Trouwborst (Over 1 year ago)
@TEPsolar Not great to see that my topic of over a year ago is still current. However, with a little bit of luck we will see some movement after the launch of Windows "blue" in October 2013. I am not happy about it, but I guess Microsoft needs to move its mainstream cloud services and Windows 8 apps forward first.
Martin_Kulhavy (Over 1 year ago)
I have now around 200 panoramas so any organizing tool would be highly appreciated.
I would like to have an option to group panoramas in galleries (something like youtube playlists). Single panorama could be displayed in multiple galleries.
My photosynth homepage would display these galleries first and then individual panoramas.
Are there any plans to introduce this functionality? Thanks.
Nathanael.Lawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Martin, I think you're better off finding a way to make this happen yourself at this point.

Free blogging sites are pretty abundant these days and your panos here can all be embedded in other sites (as long as the other site allows you to post HTML iframes). From there you can use different freely available themes and perhaps use a good free gallery theme in combination with tagging your panos to provide them the organization you're envisioning.

If you just want to use the tools here on the site, then creating a unique tag for each gallery you want to see and applying that tag to every pano you wish to see in that gallery would be a way of seeing just the group of content you wish to see (albeit 10 at a time in a list).
Nathanael.Lawrence (Over 1 year ago)
If you know someone with web development skills, you could get them to create a web browser extension that adds gallery functionality to the site (but only for people with the extension installed).

You may want to point that person to the Photosynth Web Service:
and JavaScript API for the viewer: