Inspired by others photosynths, I decided to grab the photographs I took from my trip to the top of the Rockefeller Centre here in New York City and throw them at Microsoft Photosynth to see what it could do.
This is the first time I’ve used Microsoft Photosynth and it was very easy to use. If you’ve already got a Windows Live ID, you’re half way there – sign up for the service at http://photosynth.net/ then download a small executable to your PC. Once that is installed, you can create a Photosynth by uploading a batch of pictures of the same photographic subject – Photosynth then goes away and does it’s mathematical computations and a few minutes later delivers you a Panaromic-esque photograph.
I’m sure there is an art to getting the final Photosynth looking good, but in my case I literally just upload all the shots I took in a random fashion (you can see the originals amongst other photos I’ve taken in New York here) and you can see the results – a Photosynth of New York City from the top of the Rockefeller building here – not bad!
You can read more about Photosynth and the team behind the technology, but I’d encourage you to grab a few photographs and give it a go, it’s free!