Since finding this site, I've been out shooting specifically for synthing. As well as setting up overlapping panoramas, I also do a fair few orbit sequences, hoping that once the rotate control appears I will get a very clean rotation around the object. However, Photosynth often sees other background images as more prominant over this orbit sequence, thereby slotting in a highly distorted image in the middle of a smooth rotation.
Obviously it needs to insert these images as they do depict the same object from a slightly different angle, but I'd like the specifically shot sequence to have priority while I'm spinning the view.
Could it compare shot similarity (framing, filnames, time taken) in order to help it prioritise draw order?
Maybe there would need to be a switch when generating the synth for "Sequenced Shooting", that would switch these biases on. (It may not work for mass collaboration pieces.)
Maybe we could manually link groups of photos?