Microsoft announced this week a new service called Photosynth.
Although it has absolutely nothing to do with plants, it's extremely cool. Photosynth is a free service where you can upload your photos and it will stitch them together into a three dimensional rendering. Think of it as panorama photos on steroids.
Before you can use photosynth to view, or create your own, you need to go to the website and download a small program.
To create your own, you just need to select and drag the photos from your directory and drop them into the photsynth window. The program will upload them to the photosynth service and begin stitching the pictures together for your viewing.
Click on the picture below to see the one that I created today. (It's also a good oportunity to see some of the fall flowering plants that we have currently in stock).
There are a few drawbacks to the service that I found:
- Pictures need to be oriented correctly before submitting. (most newer cameras attach the orientation to the photo when it is taken)
- Once submitted, you can't re-edit your photosynth, you need to reupload all of the pictures in its entirety.
- You need to set the thumbnail picture that is your cover before your photosynth is created.
- Your photosynth is available for all of the internet to visit. I would like to have the option of paying a small fee to make it private and use internally.