You might also like
- Android Phones get Kinect Gestures before Windows Phone
- Xbox Metro Dashboard coming on 6th December for all
- Nokia Drive gets Battery Saver, Should Improve Nokia Lumia 920 Battery Performance
- Homebrew MPAtool gets major update, Rolls in Background Auto Download and UI Changes
- DS Homebrew Marketplace for all Custom Rom loaded Windows Phone
Microsoft Photosynth announced availability of their Panorama powered app, Photosynth which allows you to capture panoramas of almost anything but specially when you want to capture a bigger, larger and broader view around you.
The main feature of the app is that it allows you to capture 360 Degrees horizontally and vertically, making Windows Phone a perfect camera to get the sphere view around you. This means you can take every corner of your home from where you are standing including Floor & Ceiling.
One done you can share this over :
- Facebook, Twitter via the Photosynth.Net Service. The advantage here is that the viewers get to see Interactive Panorama i.e. they can zoom and pinch to sections of the photographs.
- Or as a simple image to any of the app which has camera integration.
- Or to Bing which will become searchable by on Bing Maps, Search for the places you capture the awesome view. If your panorama is selected will be featured.
How to use it ?
Like I said the app takes 360 degrees of view which means when you capture areas around you, imagine yourself standing at the center of sphere. The app automatically takes snaps as you move your camera and matches with the previous image it already took. So here is my Tip :
Start from the ceiling part or the area above you and go 360. Then come down a bit and repeat the same till you complete the floor value. You will get to see what area you already took and if you move back to same area, you will be marked by red rectangle or view port.
The best part of the whole process is the stitching part where you get live animation of how parts of the view are joined. You will just love it.
The app uses Gyroscope which is missing in some of the first generation phones. This means some features might not just work for you. Also since Photosynth requires lot of memory, it is not available for Tango phones or any Windows Phone which has less than 512 MB of memory.
For the unknowns, Photosynth from Microsoft is power Image Composite Editor which allows you to stitch and blend photographs which you had taken even from your regular camera one by one.