Topic: uploading photos from an iphone

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gordonandmorgan (Over 1 year ago)
so i took my first pano pic on my iphone, and want to upload it to my account so i can see it and embed it in my website. i can login fine on my phone, upload my photo fine, and on my iphone, it even shows the pic on in the photosynth app. but on the website under My Photosynths, i don't see anything. no photosynths and no recent activity. is there a lag between it showing on my photosynth app as being online, and actually being online? how do i access the uploaded photo on this site?
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Gordon, I took a look and we have no record of any panos you've created in our database.  If you are seeing any in the section of the phone's library then I can only assume you're using a different live id for logging in on the phone and on the site.  Could you double check and get back to me?  Feel free to email me directly at

bronekkozka (Over 1 year ago)
I can not see my synths either, only the one created on the iPhone the other two are not visible through the app.
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
bronekkozka, good to see you again.

The Photosynth mobile panorama app for iOS only creates and views panoramas at this point. If you would like to view your synths on your iPhone, please download Greg Pascale's iSynth app here:
gordonandmorgan (Over 1 year ago)
once i fully logged out and logged back in again (with the same windows live account), i was able to see my pano. thanks for the help.
Robino (Over 1 year ago)
I have created one pano on my iPhone, after that tapped to share on, saw uploading process, but I can't see my pano in my photosynth profile. Does uploading/postprocessing take some time, or something went wrong?
paolo3d (Over 1 year ago)
Robino I have the same problem, it seems like the iPhone App for Photosynth is not able to upload. It seems like a bug but I am not sure.
jorgenendert (Over 1 year ago)
have the same problem (iphone,create a photosynth on device, try to upload, but wont show) in Holland. And word if this is a glitch or a bug?
Rikki77 (Over 1 year ago)
Same here... Doesn't show up on the My Photosunth's... (iPhone 3 GS)
hfschwing (Over 1 year ago)
I have a similar problem...I can not upload a pano. I could upload one pano but not a second. I tried renaming it but after multiple tries I only have the one.
hfschwing (Over 1 year ago)
I am using ipod touch. Latest gen.
hfschwing (Over 1 year ago)
Is it a size limit? I tried to upload a simpler pano and it went up.
palurie (Over 1 year ago)

Managed to upload 2 panos successfully to website.  The 3rd one doesn't upload. First got an error, then it said it was uploaded, but nothing visible on website.

Using App for iPhone.
rezpeni (Over 1 year ago)
Having the same problem, have uploaded several successfully but one in particular will not upload. After trying the one that wouldn't upload I tried uploading an earlier one and that uploaded fine, but other one still won't upload when I retried it.
witek77 (Over 1 year ago)
The upload to doesn't work correct. I press the upload Button, after one second it is finished without any massage. One upload was successfull the other four not.
naujoks (Over 1 year ago)
I too try to upload from my iPhone.
Press upload, but nothing happens.
There doesn't seem to be an alternative way to upload them either.
tokuyuki (Over 1 year ago)
Same here. It does not upload my synthed photo to Any ways to upload manually from Mac?
rezpeni (Over 1 year ago)
The one I was having problems with uploading over 3G seemed to upload fine over WiFi.
naujoks (Over 1 year ago)
It's working again. Just a blip I guess.
kuvik (Over 1 year ago)
I still cannot upload anything. It looks it's uploading, completes successfully, but nothing shows on the site.
mrbosz (Over 1 year ago)
My upload did not come up at too. Pressed upload but nothing happens. Tried this multiple times.
imono (Over 1 year ago)
same problem her. from norway
Semler (Over 1 year ago)
Failing for me from iPhone 4.  Maybe there is a bug that prevents it from uploading a certain size?  Tried both 3G and wifi.  I was able to get one pano to go, but it will not upload anything else.
Limetonic (Over 1 year ago)
Same problem here, everything works fine but won't show up on the website, tried to share on facebook too and it won't show up there either.
adamrabalais (Over 1 year ago)
Same problem here. Could upload one but not a second. Over wifi, iPhone 4.
sebru (Over 1 year ago)
Same here. I even created a new Windows Live account and Photosynth user (this one). No success. I can login fine from the iPhone app, but when I try to upload a panorama, the network activity indicator flashes for only a second or so, just as if the transfer is being rejected by the server. And sure enough, the panorama won't show up on after that.
sebru (Over 1 year ago)
Update: When I pick a new panorama and hit "upload", the network indicator flashes much longer, but still the panorama won't appear in my account. Maybe it's being processed on the server? How long could that take? Hours?
Bongowhack (Over 1 year ago)
Put up 12 the other day and managed 4 today but can't put any more on. Is there a limit on the number of panoramas you can upload?
Limetonic (Over 1 year ago)
It did show up on facebook after a while, can't watch the panorama though and it doesn't show up on the site. It just says "You have not created any public synths yet."
CorporateMonkey (Over 1 year ago)
I have one photo uploaded, but I also am not able to load any more. Is there any update to this issue?
kuvik (Over 1 year ago)
My panoramas are now uploaded, but it took few hours before they appeared on the site.
Limetonic (Over 1 year ago)
Works for me now, just took a looong time.
brianisinyou (Over 1 year ago)
The Windows Live login window is not functional. I can put in my name and passord, but I can't do anything with any of the buttons or links on the popup. 

I'm running this on a non-jailbroken iPhone 4. Really disappointing.
NateLawrence (Over 1 year ago)
@brian, was this login failure before or after you had chosen your Photosynth nickname here on the website?
Charisa (Over 1 year ago)
Was able to upload synths in the past, but cannot for the last week or so. Am running IOS 4.3.3(8J2). I am able to log on to via the iphone (shows I am connected). When I attempt to upload to, the app cycles, then stops. When I press "done", it shows a failed upload attempt.
LittleTots (Over 1 year ago)
I created a new photosynth account and logged in on this account from my iPhone 4. When trying to upload panoramas, some work, some don't. No error message. It says "Uploads completed" immediately after I share. They do not turn up on Any suggestions?
TonyErnst (Over 1 year ago)
Charisa - FB had a problem with their login system last week that most likely led to your problem.  Let me know if it's still not working for you

LittleTots - My guess is that the panoramas you can't see on your account page were uploaded as unlisted.  Goto your My Photosynths page and then click the sign in link in the header, you should then see all your panoramas.  If you'd like to make them public, click on the Edit button below the viewer (again you need to be signed in), and then click the public radio button.

Sam_McElhinney (Over 1 year ago)
I've been repeatedly trying to upload a synth from my iphone 4. While I've not had a problem with a couple of others, this one just won't upload. whatever I do... how can i upload it?

S (Over 1 year ago)
Hi Sam,

Do you still have this issue? I noticed the following was completed after your post:
terryinedmonton (Over 1 year ago)
Is it possible to transfer images from one iPhone to another so they remain in the app? I have some private panoramics that I don't want to share with the world yet.
Thanks in advance.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
@terryinedmonton, your account here on does support unlisted panoramas and photosynths (meaning only you can see them on your profile after you've signed into your account). This will keep them out of search results on the site, invisible to Bing Maps, etc., however anyone that you give the link to will be able to view them.

If that doesn't work for you, then you'll have to settle for sharing the flat version in your camera roll.

Alternately, you could just use your phone to take the input photos (with the regular camera app) and then stitch them into a panorama with Microsoft ICE (free) That way your panoramas will be much higher quality and you can share the full resolution spherical panorama with anyone else's PC.
banksiaboy (Over 1 year ago)
I just created a Photosynth account, and am 'sharing' photosynth photos I have taken over a number of years to the photosynth site.

On the site they all say they were created on the date of transfer, rather than when they were taken.

This seems like a serious error to me.

Is there something els I should be doing?

Also why cant I 'share' all the which are only on my iphone at once, with the same settings. Very hard work otherwise...
photosynth (Over 1 year ago)
Thank you for pointing out this issue banksiaboy. We're currently displaying the upload date and incorrectly labeling as the creation date. We'll look into fixing this issue in an upcoming release.

As to your second comment, unfortunately we currently don't have a way to bulk upload panoramas from the mobile applications. I can see how this is useful for users just deciding to join the community or coming back from a extended trip. We'll keep this feature request in mind for a future release.
byrdman88 (Over 1 year ago)
Hello. Is there a way to upload all my panoramas from my iPhone 4s at one time? Or do I have to upload each one individually?
Nathanael.Lawrence (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, byrdman88,

As the reply from Photosynth directly before your comment says, there's no way to bulk upload all of your panos from the mobile app at this time, so yes you'll have to upload each one individually.

I think that the original thinking on the team was that people would just upload each pano as they took them.