CNN Uses Microsoft PhotoSynth Technology to Showcase Obama Inauguration

Microsoft PhotoSynth of Today's Inaguration on CNN

I’ve blogged a few times in the past about Microsoft’s interesting new PhotoSynth technology that allows the ability to stitch your photos together to create a multi layered almost 3D sort of view using multiple photographs.

In perhaps the most historically significant use of the technology yet, CNN today asked viewers to email in their photographs taken of Barack Obama being sworn in today as President. CNN then used the technology to create a mass collaborative composite PhotoSynth presentation of today’s event and the results are stunning.

If you want to check it out you can check it out here. The PhotoSynth by CNN works on both PCs and Macs. Once you land on the page, move your mouse around and click a bit to get the hang of it. You can zoom in and out of the PhotoSynth and look through the crowd for familiar faces. Using this technology you can see several famous celebrities in the crowd up close and personal. Steven Spielberg, Kate Capshaw, Arnold Schwarzenegger, John Cusak and several other celebrities can be seen in the PhotoSynth.

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  1. Plug1 says:

    we shot a couple hundred David Hockney style pics from Mt. Davidson on Sunday.

    i’m gonna go ahead and test drive this feature. which, is cool b/c i had previously planned on doing it all manually.

    re: collaboration. yes. this would be really interesting to have say 15 people all take the same pic shooting just a few degrees off from one another.