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Microsoft rolls out Photosynth for iPhones and iPods

04/18, 4:30pm

Microsoft intros Photosynth for iPhones and iPods

Microsoft continued a string of iOS-first mobile app launches Monday with Photosynth (free, App Store). The previously Windows-desktop-only app creates and views panorama photos using an intelligent auto-stitching process that creates a more natural-looking shot. Resulting shots can be posted both to as well as to Facebook and pegged to a location in Bing Maps.


Microsoft GeoSynth to compete with Google Street View

03/22, 10:00pm

Microsoft's GeoSynth

Microsoft has announced plans to launch a mapping service, GeoSynth, that will take on Google’s Street View mapping feature, according to Pocket-lint. The new service will use Photosynth technology to merge high-definition photos taken and submitted by the general public, and then relate the content according to geographic data. The program could also be connected to Virtual Earth, potentially enabling users to browse street-level views of almost any location worldwide.


Microsoft posts Seadragon app for iPhones

12/15, 11:45am

MS posts first iPhone app

Microsoft has released a new app for the iPhone, Seadragon Mobile. The software is an extension of Microsoft's Photosynth image-browsing technology, which links hundreds or thousands of photos together into a single image, measuring as large as a gigapixel. People can then explore the material seamlessly, with little to no loading time as they zoom in on each detail.


Microsoft Photosynth offers 3D photo compositing

08/21, 12:45am

Microsoft Photosynth

Microsoft on Wednesday unveiled a new technology for viewing and relating photographs called Photosynth, offering users a three-dimensional, 360-degree view of almost any environment. Microsoft claims the software provides users with the ability to share "the places and things [they] love using the cinematic quality of a movie, the control of a video game, and the mind-blowing detail of the real world."



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