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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Photosynth for iPhone

I have to say that I haven't been very active with my blog since Facebook/Twitter captured my laziness and took advantage of it with their quick status updates and 140 character limits but am very thankful to those who still visit my blog.

Here I am slowly bringing my blog back to life with a post about Microsoft Photosynth for the iOS devices. Well there are many articles and posts about it on the web already and like what everybody else says, if you're taking loads of photos and have always wanted to take a wider view of your subject/scene then Photosynth is a fantastic and worthwhile app to have on your iOS devices.

Initially released in late April 2011, it's been downloaded 3,500,000+ times already (as of the date of this post) and I would imagine ever growing. With Microsoft Photosynth, it allows you to take not only make a panorama from left to right, but also up and down, enabling you to capture a full "sphere". There are quite a handful of other apps within the AppStore that enables you to take panoramic photos as well but IMHO this has one of the best stitching engines comparable for the iOS devices.


Features:
- See your panoramas take shape as you capture them with INTERACTIVE CAPTURE
- Look and capture in all directions with FULL-SPHERE PANORAMAS
- See the final panorama right away with fast ON-DEVICE PROCESSING
- Sharp, seamless results with the ADVANCED IMAGE STITCHING ENGINE
- Panoramas are always available to view and share from the ON-DEVICE LIBRARY
- Explore the world's best panoramas every day with BEST OF BING MAPS
- Zoom, pan, and rotate your panorama in any direction with our IMMERSIVE VIEWER
- Save your panoramas to the cloud and view them online at PHOTOSYNTH.NET

Sharing:
- Share to Facebook with images or interactive panoramas
- Share to Bing Maps to see your panoramas throughout Bing
- Share to Email to send images of your panoramas directly to friends
- Your panorama images are available to any app from the Camera Roll
- Photosynth's unique capture experience requires an iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPad 2, or iPod Touch (Fourth Generation).

Best thing of all is that it is FREE!

The only thing that I would like to see added on to this already fantastic app where it saves the panoramic image to the Camera Roll is the ability to select the transformation type to be saved. At the time of this post it only saves in Spherical/Cylindrical mode. Would be nice to have Perspective mode added to it as well.

Get it @ AppStore

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