Photosynth is an amazing new technology from Microsoft Live Labs. The software takes a large collection of photos of a place or an object, analyzes them for similarities, and displays them stitched together in a reconstructed three-dimensional space.
With Photosynth you can:
- Walk or fly through a scene to see photos from any angle.
- Seamlessly zoom in or out of a photo whether it’s megapixels or gigapixels in size.
- See where pictures were taken in relation to one another.
- Find similar photos to the one you’re currently viewing.
- Send a collection – or a particular view of one – to a friend.
(Currently this only works with Windows XP and Vista, so no Mac compatability yet)
Software architect, Blaise Aguera y Arcas shows off the technology in this demo: