By contrast, a Photosynth 1 photosynth could combine multiple spins, walks, strafes, and pans all in a single synth.
:: Understanding how (stitched) Panoramas + Panorama-style Photosynths are Different
The 'panorama' style photosynths in Photosynth 2 are not the same as the stitched panoramas made with ICE or Photosynth's mobile pano apps.
When shooting stitched panoramas, you want to keep the camera's lens in a single position (to line up foreground and background the same way in all the shots and reduce stitching errors) like this: http:/youtube.com/watch?v=6XYSJPbwBT4
However, when shooting a panorama-style photosynth for Photosynth 2, you want to hold the camera at arms' length and orbit the camera around you to make sure that foreground and background *do* line up differently in different shots, as shown in both the Photosynth 1 and Photosynth 2 video tutorials. http://bit.ly/howtosynth | http://bit.ly/howtosynth2
More overlap between photos is also best.