Discussion about the now-retired Photosynth Apps for Windows Phone and iOS.
Are there samples, of the process, or tutorials on make a Photosynths?
Photosynth.net is host to two different image formats: photosynths and panoramas.
If you'll be using the Windows Phone or iPhone app, you'll only be able to make panoramas.
You can also use Microsoft ICE or Adobe Photoshop to create higher resolution panoramas to upload to your account here.
The most important factor, when shooting a panorama, is to try to keep your camera's lens as close to possible to the same exact place in the air, while looking in all directions. In other words, don't hold your camera at arms' length and swing your camera around you. Instead, rotate your body around the camera lens. Here's a quick little playlist on YouTube where several different panorama app tutorials all tell you this same tip. http://bit.ly/howtopano
The reason that it is important with panoramas for the camera lens to not move is so that closer objects will line up the same way with background objects in all of your photos.
Shooting a photosynth (to stitch with Photosynth's original application for Windows) is a bit different. It is more powerful, so can match photos taken from different points of view and actually expects you to walk all the way around things. This enables you to give people a tour through a space or to look at something from many angles.
Shooting a photosynth is very different from shooting a panorama. Here are some helpful guides:
http://bit.ly/howtopano (Official Photosynth Video Crash Course)
http://photosynth.net/help.aspx#photosynthhelp (Official Photosynth Photography Guide)
http://bit.ly/sinkorsynth Some unofficial thoughts from the Photosynth community
Ah, sorry. The first of those last three links should be this: http://bit.ly/howtosynth