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Photosynth

Explore photographs in three dimensions

Photosynth is a powerful set of tools for capturing and viewing the world in 3-D. You can share your creations with your friends on Facebook, publish them to Bing, or embed them in your own blog or website. Photosynth offers two styles for creating immersive 3-D experiences: panoramas and photosynths. Photosynth was inspired by Photo Tourism, a research project by University of Washington and Microsoft Research.

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About panoramas
Panoramas are camera shots from a single location with a single zoom level. They are great for giving a sense of what it feels like to be in one particular place, and they are simple to navigate: you can go left, go right, go up, go down, zoom in, or zoom out.

 

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About photosynths
Photosynths are good for capturing different sides or details of an object. They are more complex to navigate than panoramas because you are moving from photo to photo.