I must say that I’ve been waiting for this moment since I first saw a live demo of this at an internal meeting in July (disclaimer: I work for Microsoft). I found Photosynth one of the most incredible web applications I’ve seen in a while so I’ve been very keen on the day it went public. And today’s the day: the Photosynth Tech Preview is live.
“The Photosynth Technology Preview is a taste of the newest – and, we hope, most exciting – way to view photos on a computer. Our software takes a large collection of photos of a place or an object, analyzes them for similarities, and then displays the photos in a reconstructed three-dimensional space, showing you how each one relates to the next.
In our collections, you can access gigabytes of photos in seconds, view a scene from nearly any angle, find similar photos with a single click, and zoom in to make the smallest detail as big as your monitor.”