Stitched up by Microsoft

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:

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