photosynth

A couple interesting photography notes from the Inauguration today:

Mashable has a nice piece on the coming of age of Microsoft’s Photosynth, as it was featured on CNN.

Additionally, Stephen Shankland over at Cnet has shows off satellite images of the Capitol Building and the crowd of onlookers.

I know there is a ton of other photography-related snippets in and around the Inauguration (man, I hate typing that word – it’s hard), but I found these two particularly noteworthy.  It’s always interesting for me to see how photography help makes the world go round.

Have you seen anything else related to photography that sticks out from the crowd?

Were you at the Inauguration?  Care to share some links to your photos in the comments, or put’em up in the forum?

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Photosynth Leaves Beta

by on August 21, 2008

in Software

As of this morning, Microsoft’s Live Labs project, Photosynth, is out of beta. The application / browser plugin combination allows you to stitch standard photos into 3-D panoramas.

Currently, Photosynth is Windows only — if you aren’t a Windows XP or Vista user, you’ll have to wait to get your photo-stitching fix. Photosynth uses a desktop application for creating your own ‘synths,’ and a browser plugin to see them online, if you choose to upload your work. All synths are public.

I’d recommend trying out Photosynth with only a few photos at first — it can take quite a bit of time to build a complex synth, though the end result is worth it.

We covered a new Photosynth demo at the beginning of the month.

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New Photosynth Demo

by on August 14, 2008

in News,Software

Last year, Photography Bay dropped a note on the power Photosynth technology that Microsoft is developing.

Microsoft has been working hard and has posted a new demo video of Photosynth, which is pretty darned amazing stuff.

[via Crunchgear]

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