Photosynth

Since last week I have a new digital SLR camera: a 15 megapixel Canon EOS 50D. With it I took my first photo set with Photosynth in mind. I am very happy with the result: 98 photos that are 100% synthy (meaning that they all connect into one seamless 3D scene).

Here is a screenshot of this scene of the main hall of the train station in Leeuwarden:

Photosynth (Build 10683) - Train Station Leeuwarden

Of course, this synth is best experienced live because then it is fully navigable. You can move around using the mouse, cursor keys or keyboard shortcuts. Also try to zoom in. Fifteen megapixel pictures give you quite some leeway for zooming into details.

Have you created a nice synth? Leave the link as a comment so that I can check it out.

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For the last week, I have been in love with Photosynth. It was a tech preview in view-only mode for quite a while, but now we finally released it to the masses.

I've created three synths from existing pictures, i.e., from pictures I took without having Photosynth in mind. These are my first experiments:

  Photosynth (Build 10683) - Sunset Amsterdam

But these ones are much better:

Photosynth is a prime example of the execution on our Software + Services vision. It combines the best of the web with local computing power (on Windows).

Go create!

PS: I have a 40 Megapixel picture of Mount Rainier stitched from the same pictures as above. For the stitching I used Windows Live Photo Gallery. You can view it using Silverlight DeepZoom technology.