We’ve had a couple of posts from Ali today talking about this great little application called Photosynth by Microsoft. This allows you to create a panoramic photo. What’s different about it? Well you don’t just sweep in one direction – you can let Photosynth stitch any app together either moving up, down, left, right, diagonally etc and it will produce an interactive panorama which you can pan around later. It’s pretty cool if you can manage to connect together a 360 photo as it loops back around.
Now this will work without a gyroscope (e.g. would work best on 900) but I demoed this on the 800 and it did a good enough job.
You can also check out some interactive panoramas from other people, as well as share your panoramas online by signing in.
Photosynth for Windows Phone is the panorama app that makes it easy and fun to capture and share interactive panoramas of the places, people, and events that are important to you. Using the latest in computer vision techniques, Photosynth is the acknowledged leader in mobile panorama creation. It is the only app available on any mobile platform that allows you to capture 360 degrees horizontally and vertically, making a perfect “sphere.”
Once you’ve created a Photosynth, you can share it as an interactive panorama experience on Facebook and Twitter (using the free Photosynth.net service) or as a simple image. You can also publish your panoramas to Bing where millions of people will see your panoramas, on Bing Maps and in Bing search results for the places you’ve captured. And check out our featured list, where we show off the best of what you and your fellow users create and share.