This is so cool! We saw a live demo of Photosynth last week in the US and I must say I’ve really been waiting for the moment to blog about this. I thought it was awesome.
“Photosynth takes a large collection of photos of a place or object, analyzes them for similarities, and displays them in a reconstructed 3-Dimensional space”
Photosynth is a result of the recent acquisition of Seadragon and the works of the Microsoft Live Labs team. Seadragon had developed technology that can quickly display large images on computers and handheld devices.
For the moment you can’t test Photosynth yourself, but there are 2 cool videos available on the Microsoft Download Center that give you a pretty good idea of how cool Photosynth really is. Since we talk about using pictures available on the web, imagine what this can do to websearching in general.
[Update] Check out some of the screenshots you can find here! I’ve added one so you get a taste of it… but make sure you take a look at the videos as well!
[Update 2] I just found the Photosynth website.