Monday, 4 June 2007

Photosynth

Photosynth takes a large collection of photos of a place or object, analyses them for similarities, and displays them in a reconstructed 3-dimensional space. For example you could search Flickr for snaps of a famous landmark and bring together photos from various people taken at various times. Photosynth can then piece them together into a 3D representation of the landmark.

You can try out the technology here (Windows only): http://labs.live.com/photosynth/

And a few videos here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=afe093ae-b780-4ee0-b0f1-897dfd42f0f9&displaylang=en
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/129

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