Photosynth for Windows Phone

 

Get photosynth for the Windows Phone via the Marketplace: http://windowsphone.com/s?appid=ef860a79-5f68-4ed6-aa21-c038d1a55517

If you don’t have a Windows Phone, you can get stitch images via ICE on your PC. Find out more here:

Photosynth is also available for the iPhone.

More info? read this:

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Microsoft Research adds video stitching to ICE v1.4.3

Remember the post I made a year ago about the Microsoft Image Composite Editor?

Well, Microsoft Research created a new build of ICE (v1.4.3) which includes Video stitching! :D

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New features in version 1.4.3

  • Stitch directly from a video (only on Windows 7)
  • Automatic lens vignette removal
  • Improved blending engine
  • Options dialog to control memory usage and scratch disk locations

Additional features

  • Accelerated stitching on multiple CPU cores
  • Ability to publish, view, and share panoramas on the Photosynth web site
  • Support for “structured panoramas” — panoramas consisting of hundreds of photos taken in a rectangular grid of rows and columns (usually by a robotic device like the GigaPan tripod heads)
  • No image size limitation — stitch gigapixel panoramas
  • Support for input images with 8 or 16 bits per component
  • Ability to read raw images using WIC codecs
  • Photoshop layer and large document support
  • State-of-the-art stitching engine
  • Automatic exposure blending
  • Choice of planar, cylindrical, or spherical projection
  • Orientation tool for adjusting panorama rotation
  • Automatic cropping to maximum image area
  • Native support for 64-bit operating systems
  • Wide range of output formats, including JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, HD Photo, and Silverlight Deep Zoom

Update:

Here is a part from the movie “A good year” that I just added in ICE:

It’s not the best data to test with but it looks fine ;)

 

Download the 64bit version here directly.

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See also: Scene Ztitch

PhotoCity

PhotoCity is a product of collaboration between the University of Washington Department of Computer Science and Engineering and the Cornell Department of Computer Science. The game uses our state-of-the-art 3D reconstruction algorithms to build 3D models. Our ultimate goal is to reconstruct the entire world, one photo at a time. The project has been made possible by generous grants from Intel Corporation and Google.

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MapCruncher: Floorplans from Visio and Photosynth on Bing Maps

Read more about this here and here.

MapCruncher beta for Bing Maps is available for download.

(Wouldn’t this be nice to add your office or your school building on such a map? It’s a modern way of ‘guiding’ people through your building and showing off all the cool labs ;) )

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Image Composite Editor

A new version of the Image Composite Editor (ICE) is available!

New features in version 1.3.3

  • Accelerated stitching on multiple CPU cores
  • Ability to publish, view, and share panoramas on the Photosynth web site
  • Support for “structured panoramas” — panoramas consisting of hundreds of photos taken in a rectangular grid of rows and columns (usually by a robotic device like the GigaPan tripod heads)
  • No image size limitation — stitch gigapixel panoramas
  • Support for input images with 8 or 16 bits per component

Additional features

  • State-of-the-art stitching engine
  • Automatic exposure blending
  • Choice of planar, cylindrical, or spherical projection
  • Orientation tool for adjusting panorama rotation
  • Automatic cropping to maximum image area
  • Native support for 64-bit operating systems
  • Wide range of output formats, including JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, HD Photo, and Silverlight Deep Zoom

Download Image Composite Editor now!
Very useful, you can also stitch photos together using Windows Live Photo Gallery. It has a derived version of ICE included.

Enjoy stitching photos ;)

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Bing Mapplications [UPDATE]

Bing Maps is back with great news. The most important updates:

Bing Enhanced birds-eye views. Photosynth integration. The ability to take it Streetside. Long story short, there’s a whole bunch of new stuff coming to Bing Maps, and we want you to try it out. And here’s the word of the day: “Mapplications.”

New term: mapplications. Not bad :)

Bing Maps Silverlight:

Bing Map Apps (Mapplications):

(click where I have drawn the arrow in the silverlight version)

Bing Mobile:

Check the source for more screenshots and extra info!

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UPDATE: Bing Map Apps screenshot added.

Microsoft Pivot

Pivot makes it easier to interact with massive amounts of data in ways that are powerful, informative, and fun. We tried to step back and design an interaction model that accommodates the complexity and scale of information rather than the traditional structure of the Web.

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Some videos:

It’s funny to see that Google “suddenly” created a new application called Image Swirl because Microsoft announced Pivot.

Oh because we are talking about images. I just came across this movie about CSI. Nice to see that they bring real technology (aka Photosynth) to the screens: