Microsoft Launches Photosynth

ShutterSpeed EP04 – The Photosynth Team

Microsoft launches 3D wonder Photosynth for consumers | Webware : Cool Web apps for everyone – CNET

From Webware: “Microsoft is giving users 20GB of online storage for their Photosynth collections. Photosynth product manager Joshua Edwards tells me this can easily fit 60 or more “synths” made up of around 150 to 200 photographs apiece–the higher end of what’s recommended for what Edwards calls an optimum or “synthy” experience. Users who are making really neat collections will be granted additional space.”

I haven’t played around with Photosynth yet, but plan to in the next few days. Very cool technology and especially promising for collaboration in the future.

If you want to try it out you can go here. Scoble made a photosynth of his living room here.

Of course you have to have a PC in order to build and work with Photosynths. They won’t work on a Mac. You can’t even view them on a Mac. I just tried accessing Scoble’s photosynth above on my Mac and got back the following error message:

“Unfortunately, we’re not cool enough to run on your OS yet. We really wish we had a version of Photosynth that worked cross platform, but for now it only runs on Windows.

Trust us, as soon as we have a Mac version ready, it will be up and available on our site.”

Microsoft has also launched a new photo video show called Shutterspeed. On one of their first videos they interview the Photosynth team (video above).

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8 comments on “Microsoft Launches Photosynth
  1. I find it somewhat amusing that the error message for Windows 2000 is exactly the same (including the second paragraph mentioning a Mac version).

  2. Nick says:

    The shutterspeed episode with the Photosynth team is actuely the latest shutterspeed episode.

  3. jason B says:

    does anyone wash or shave anymore ?