This plug-in lets you export panoramas from Photoshop or
Photoshop Elements directly to the Photosynth web service.
Download the plug-in from the Microsoft Research
- Extract the contents of the zip file. There
are two Adobe Export plug-in files (.8be)
- PhotosynthUpload_x86.8be for the 32-bit version
of Photoshop or for all versions of Photoshop
- PhotosynthUpload_x64.8be for the 64-bit version
- Copy the plug-in to the appropriate Photoshop
plug-in folder, these are typically the following.
- 32-bit Photoshop: C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe
Photoshop: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe
Photoshop CS5 (64 Bit)\Plug-ins\Import-Export
Photoshop Elements: C:\Program
Files (x86)\Adobe\Photoshop Elements
- You will also need to install the Photosynth client
Click on "Create a Synth" on this web page. Note
if you are a Microsoft ICE user and have uploaded
panoramas to Photosynth then you have already done this
and can skip step 4.
Instructions for Use
Open a panoramic image in Photoshop, then from the File menu
Under most circumstances you will see the following dialog
This lets you indicate the properties of your panorama. At a
minimum, you will need to enter the “Projection” and “Field
of View” of your image (see list of available projections in
second screenshot). For some panoramas, the horizon is not
exactly in the center of the image. In this case, you
will need to uncheck “Center Image” and indicate the
“Position of Horizon” (for example, 0 = top of image, 0.25 =
one quarter of the way down from top, 1 = bottom of image).
Once you’ve done this, click “Publish”.
If you used AutoPano or ICE to stitch your panorama and you
didn’t somehow change the size of the panorama (for example,
by cropping), then you will not see this dialog box, and the
process will continue directly to uploading. This is due to
the metadata that those two programs store in panoramas that
they create. All of the necessary information is already
stored in the image.
The Photosynth Export Plug-in is provided free of charge and without official support. However, if you have
questions or issues r, you may find help at the
which is monitored by the developers and provides community-based support.