Playing around with Photosynth

I recently started playing around with Panoramic photography by stitching a series of photos together.

I’ve been pretty pleased with the results so far.  I’ve mostly been using the stitching features of Windows Live Photo Gallery.  It’s been the easiest to use with the best results so far.  I still need to do a more scientific test of other applications.

Here’s the result of one such set of photos:

on Flickr” href=””>Lake Chelan Panoramic final

I took the source photos for this image and decided to give it a try in Microsoft’s Photosynth.  I did an earlier test when the service first became available, prescription but I didn’t have a good enough source set of photos to try it out with.

This set actually came out to be a full 100% Synthy.  Which is their term for how well all the photos work together in to one scene.

You can play around with the results here:

I had more photos of the scene then I used for the single panoramic, so I fed them all in to Photosynth since it seems to better with more.

Take a look and let me know what you think.

My only issue with it, is that this full 360 series of photos doesn’t seem to be recognized as such. So you can’t just spin around and around.


One Response to “Playing around with Photosynth”

  1. David Gedye says:

    I work on the Photosynth product. Thanks for giving it a try!

    What a beauutiful place.

    The reason that it isn’t a seamless panorama is that you didn’t have quite enough overlap between your photos. In fiuture versions we hope to do better with these situations.

    Cheers, David.

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