Microsoft launch Photosynth

photosynth logoMicrosoft have just launched Photosynth an amazing new website with software that “takes a large collection of photos of a place or an object, analyzes them for similarities, and displays them in a reconstructed three-dimensional space.”

With Photosynth you can:

  • Walk or fly through a scene to see photos from any angle.
  • Seamlessly zoom in or out of a photo whether it’s megapixels or gigapixels in size.
  • See where pictures were taken in relation to one another.
  • Find similar photos to the one you’re currently viewing.
  • Send a collection – or a particular view of one – to a friend.

Photos are organised into collections, which are all taken in the same area. Browsing through the collections is an amazing and engaging experience, it’s an excellent time killer! So far there are only four collections to choose from but no doubt this will soon be added to.

The application only works in IE 6 or 7 which is hardly surprising, not good news for mac users though.