All About the Photosynth Mobile Panorama App
Here, I've gathered information about Photosynth's mobile app that creates and views panoramas. Unfortunately, it does not create (or even view, at the time of this writing) photosynths. You'll need to get the unofficial iSynth app to view photosynths on iOS. That said, the live image tracking in this mobile app's viewfinder is really what sets it apart from other pano apps which require a preset pattern of shooting or don't support interactive shooting at all. We begin with an early peek at a prototype of the app five months before it was released, follow it through its 2011 April 18th launch for iOS (with the promise of a Windows Phone Mango version coming next), and take a look at a few shooting tips and app reviews and impressions by everyday iPhone, iPod, and iPad users. Also included in this bundle are links to weblog entries by Photosynth team members. It should be noted that although the current main function of the current Photosynth mobile app is creating mobile panoramas (usually not more than 8 megapixels in area) and viewing your friends' panoramas which have been uploaded to Photosynth's website, the app is also capable of fluidly viewing massive gigapixel panoramas from photosynth.net (such as those of Thomas Hayden a.k.a. GigaView) which have been stitched on Windows in either Microsoft ICE or Adobe Photoshop. At the end, I include links to tangentially related subjects such as spin movies as a future feature. I also link to information on Photosynth's 'spiritual successor': Bing's upcoming Read/Write World project which aims to create a single open source viewer built in CSS3:3D, HTML5, and WebGL which opens photos, photosynths, panoramas, spin movies, 3D models, and a great deal more so that the transitions between these objects is seamless. It will also provide live matching of any web image against its own existing spatial database.
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