Anyone use Photosynth?

Joined
Jun 26, 2013
Messages
5,188
Location
Oregon USA
Real Name
Andrew L
It's been awhile since I dabbled in Microsoft's free software for 360-degree panoramas, but it's pretty amazing stuff. There are some truly breathtaking scenes on there. I really only have one "true" panorama up there, and it's not 360-degree (I think I made it with three images vertical height, but that was with a 6MP DSLR), but I hope to have some more stuff soon to add.

http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid...328721472211:-0.815087013601825&p=0:0&t=False

If any of you forum fellows have panoramas to post, stick 'em in here for us to enjoy!
 

franklyadam

Mu-43 Regular
Joined
Mar 3, 2014
Messages
25
I have been using it a bit on my phone, it's pretty slick would love to see it gain more popularity. I haven't tried it with camera photos yet though, probably not quite as slick as the mobile app
 

OzRay

Mu-43 Hall of Famer
Joined
Jan 29, 2010
Messages
4,991
Location
South Gippsland, Australia
Real Name
Ray, not Oz
I use Microsoft ICE for making panoramas, but have never played with synth.
 

ahinesdesign

Mu-43 Top Veteran
Joined
Dec 6, 2011
Messages
545
Location
NC, USA
Real Name
Aaron
There are better pano stitching apps (I like Autostitch since it will stitch any set of images from any camera together, with resolution and stitching detail options) but Photosynth works well and I have used it a lot in the past. I find that the apps tend to have a lot of parallax errors, and best results come from very careful image capture or stitching in other software that allows some individual image adjustments...

A few examples using Photosynth:

ImageUploadedByMu-431401555082.035452.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


ImageUploadedByMu-431401555104.268917.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)


ImageUploadedByMu-431401555117.504607.jpg
Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)



Sent from my iPhone using Mu-43
 
Joined
Jun 26, 2013
Messages
5,188
Location
Oregon USA
Real Name
Andrew L
The large one I posted was done with my Nikon D40, then processed on the desktop, which was actually a decently simple process, it just took forever as I was using underpowered hardware. Using photosynth with high resolution images is where it really shines, though.

I agree it's probably not the very best pano app out there, but the mix of ease of use, the phone app, and the sharing capabilities makes it pretty cool.
 

Latest threads

Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Mu-43 is a fan site and not associated with Olympus, Panasonic, or other manufacturers mentioned on this site.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji: https://github.com/twitter/twemoji
Forum GIFs powered by GIPHY: https://giphy.com/
Copyright © Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom