Topic: My Photo's are not Synthies

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avrhamo (Over 1 year ago)
I upload all the photos I want to synthies but the are only displayd for an 
2D display Please someone help!!!!

NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Hello, avrhamo, 

Here are some of the problems that your photos are having: 
> Many of them are blurry or out of focus (this is sometimes caused by not having enough light). 
> Many of them are shockingly low resolution (128 pixels by 72 pixels, for example). This is not enough detail for Photosynth. 
> Many of your photos are picturing objects which have no identifiable visual pattern on them (large blank walls or countertops or a transparent drinking glass).

You have taken one set of photos outside standing in one place and looking around you as a panorama. This set of photos would work in Microsoft ICE (which is used to upload panoramas to instead of photosynths). You can download ICE at
These are the photos to use in ICE:
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
If you would like a sample set of images to use for a synth, you may use my photos of a fire hydrant which you can download here:!1199

Be sure to use the Direct3D viewer in Internet Explorer for the best viewing of the Photosynth point cloud. 
You can find the link to the Direct3D viewer in the lower left corner of any photosynth's view page (or you can substitute 'view.aspx' in the URL for 'd3d/photosynth.aspx')

You can find full keyboard controls for the Photosynth viewers at the end of the Photosynth Photography Guide, available for download from this help page:

For more tips on how to shoot photosynths, please visit

If you need more answers, please feel free to ask more questions.

From one Photosynth user to another, 
Good luck!
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
By the way, on my SkyDrive, you will probably want to choose 'Download Folder' or 'Download with Photo Gallery' to make saving the images easy for yourself, although I warn you that it will be a large download.