'Share' Links' Purpose:
"Well, if we can just copy what is in our web browser's address bar when we click on one of our photosynths or panoramas from a search results page or our Photosynth profile page, then what are 'Share links meant for?" you may be asking yourself.
The answer is that 'Share' links are for getting a link to the exact virtual camera position inside of a photosynth or a panorama. This is because this website was originally all about photosynths. You may find over two thousand photos in some of the largest synths. Now, if you are on photo 546 and zoomed in on your daughter picking a strawberry in a field, you might want to share that with someone and have them be able to explore the rest of the synth after that, but if you just send them a link to the beginning of the synth, it might take your recipient a long time to find the correct photo. The 'Share' link is generated at the time you click 'Share' and will capture the image, zoom level, etc.