Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Microsoft Photosynth for iOS

Photosynth is a software application from Microsoft Live Labs and the University of Washington that analyzes digital photographs and generates a three-dimensional model of the photos and a point cloud of a photographed object. Pattern recognition components compare portions of images to create points, which are then compared to convert the image into a model. And now you can all do this on your iPhone!

You can share images and interactive panorama experiences to Facebook (with the included free service). And the integration with Bing Maps means millions of people could see your panoramas on maps and in search results for locations you’ve captured.

The app is quite easy to use, just start it and move your iphone slowly around yourself while Photosynth will autmaticly take pictures. The more you make the better and after you think you have enough just press "done" and after a few minutes of hard work you will get a beautiful interactive panorama.


  • See your panorama take shape as you capture them with INTERACTIVE CAPTURE
  • Look and capture in all directions with FULL-SPHERE PANORAMAS
  • See the final panorama right away with fast ON-DEVICE PROCESSING
  • Sharp, high-resolution results with the ADVANCED IMAGE STITCHING ENGINE
  • Panoramas are always available to view and share from the ON-DEVICE LIBRARY
  • Zoom, pan, stretch, and view in landscape or portrait with our IMMERSIVE VIEWER
  • Save as many panoramas as you want and view them online at PHOTOSYNTH.NET
  • Share to Facebook with images or interactive panoramas
  • Share to Bing Maps to see your panoramas throughout Bing
  • Your panorama images are available to any app from the Camera Roll

I made a quick test in my office and well, the results are not bad:

If you have no Silverlight installed here is the picture of the panorama which is way less impressive.

I recommend you to try it out yourself!


Ingönyama said...

thanks for the info

Danny Murphy said...

Seems pretty decent

Jack said...

Thanks for sharing this, looks like a good product.

The Angry Lurker said...

This is really good.

duffboi said...

This sounds amazing. Simply amazing!

Anonymous said...

That's pretty darn brilliant. Wish I had an iPhone now.

GeneralMakaveli said...

good info

Insider33 said...

Oh wow, looks like a fun thing to toy around with.

Fleischgarten said...

I'm gonna check it out.

Jazz bazooka said...

m.. looks cool.

Trelin said...

Looks pretty useful. Downloading now.

phthalo. said...

Jeez. Sounds like some next level stuff!

Jay said...

cool! i'ma try it. :)

The Awesome Alien said...

thats cool