Sunday, August 24, 2008

Photosynth Unveiled

Microsoft has finally released its much talked about Photosynth system. Described as "an entirely new visual medium", Photosynth allows you to input a collection of photos of a place, event or object, and after analysing each photo for similarities to the others, it will build a model of where the photos were taken, re-creating the environment and uses that as a canvas to display the photos.

It would seem that Microsoft see this as something more then just a fancy pseudo-3D creator. If all the company and development blogs are to be believed, this is going to be a whole new way to view all your photos. I'm not so sure, and doubt that this can be anything more then a fun piece of software, with limited continuous use. Having said that, it's a pretty cool way to slide show your holiday snaps.


GavinJC said...

When you do try to access on a mac you get this message:

Unfortunately, we're not cool enough to run on your OS yet. Sarcastic?

It's swiftly followed, I should mention with:

We really wish we had a version of Photosynth that worked cross platform, but for now it only runs on Windows.

Trust us, as soon as we have a Mac version ready, it will be up and available on our site.

GavinJC said...

It doesn't say that anymore when you log on with OS X. Now just

We're sorry, but Photosynth currently doesn't run on your operating system. Please see our system requirements listed to the right.

Musta been sarcastic after all!