This thing is freaking cool. Basically it takes thousands of photographs with the same context from any source (but mainly web), processes and renders it into a 3D composite, making it into a huge and detailed view of a particular location. I think I’ll let the screenshots do the talking.
To experience it, you just have to watch the cool videos! I can’t wait until something based on this technology is released. Would work great with Flickr or Zoomr!
Direct links to WMV movies, you can either download or stream:
- Demo Video (3:51sec)
- Overview Video (3:55sec)
Updated: If you want to learn about how Photosynth was coded, watch this Channel 9 video. There is also another interview with the Photosynth team and demo at On10.