Microsoft Photosynth :
“The Photosynth Technology Preview is a taste of the newest – and, we hope, most exciting – way to view photos on a computer. Our software takes a large collection of photos of a place or an object, analyzes them for similarities, and then displays the photos in a reconstructed three-dimensional space, showing you how each one relates to the next.”
Photosynth is definitly great experience. Yesterday I’ve talked about flat experience ordinary photo galleries provide. Going from image to image, one at a time surely gets you away from bigger picture, but Photosynth will fill the gap. From expeience perspective it’s great, picture after picture you are getting more involved into photographed place, learning and seeing things you would never before in this easy and fast way.
From technology perspective Microsoft Photosynth is outstanding. You will have to install browser plugin which allow full use of accelerated graphics. And yes, Photosynth is trully using it. As they state, no metter how large is the picture experience is smooth, only limitations is your hardware and net bandwidth.
So, if you have planty of time explore Microsoft Photosynth you will love it:
Photosynth Technology Preview
be sure to check out More Collections link on the left side,
also there is Britain in pictures collection brought together by BBC and Microsoft.
Also be sure to check Photosynth creators blog for some new collections.