PresentationPhotosynth is a powerful set of tools for capturing and viewing theworld in 3D. You can share your creations with your friends onFacebook , publish them to Bing, or embed them in your ownblog or Web site.It offers two styles for creating immersive 3D experiences:panoramas and synths. Also it is free, even for commercial use
Advantages- Publishing Panoramas to PhotosynthUsers of Microsoft Researchs popular and free panoramic stitcher, image compositeeditor, can upload their beautiful creations to Photosynth and share them withfriends and enthusiasts worldwide. Heres an example:http://www.bing.com/local/Details.aspx?lid=YN926x15805524It offers high-resolution panoramas. Every last stitched pixel is uploaded, andthrough the power of Deep Zoom your viewers can smoothly zoom to the detailswhether youve got a 20 megapixel pano shot on a point-and-shoot, or a 10gigapixel monstershot with your DSLR on the latest robotic head.
- Mobile PanoramasCapture, upload, share, and view Photosynth panoramas wherever you go withthe Photosynth app for Windows Phone and iOS.These panoramas can be created wherever you carry your phone. CaptureStrange incidents at local businesses, incredible vertical drops in theNorwegian fjords, or whatever places or events inspire you. From just a fewstitched photos up to full spherical panoramas, the Photosynth app allows you totake Photosynth on the go and use it anytime.
DrawbacksPrivacy in PhotosynthIf you upload a panorama or a synth and accept all the default choices, your contentwill be public. Everyone on the Internet will be able to find it and view it.Limits on Unlisted Synths and PanosPhotosynth is a free service. You are permitted 20GB of storage for public content,and 1GB for unlisted content. Users are also restricted in the number of viewstheir unlisted synths can attract.
ConclusionThe first style, and the one that still uniquely defines the product, is what we call a“synth”. A synth is a collection of overlapping photographs that have beenautomatically reconstructed into a 3D model of the space.The synthing process solves the same problem our brains are confronted by whenwe look at the world: the slight differences between what our left and righteyes see gives us cues about how far away different parts of the scene are.In a similar way, the differences between two photos taken from nearby positions can be analyzed to determine which parts of the scene are close, andwhich are further away.