Photosynth is released! As a digital photography nut, and the de-facto family photographer/videographer, I think this is pretty big news.

Recently I blogged about PhotoZoom, plus a cute example of what it can do. 

And now I hear that the Photosynth site is now live and ready for you to use!

“What is it?”

Basically, it’s the idea that if you (or many people) have many pictures of a particular thing, or of a certain location, then somehow we should be able to compile those photos into a new kind of navigation that represents all the different viewpoints of that thing or location.  So you can think of it as a new way to view photos that were taking in-and-around a certain spot.  And the photos might come from many different sources, too.. so it can become a community effort as well.

Here’s the description from the Photosynth site:

Imagine being able to share the places and things you love using the cinematic quality of a movie, the control of a video game, and the mind-blowing detail of the real world. With nothing more than a bunch of photos, Photosynth creates an amazing new experience.

“Can I create my own ‘synth’?”

Yes, you can!  Check out this video download describing the process.

“How much does it cost?”

Free.  No money.  Enjoy!  Use the Search to look for synths that may have already been shared, or add yours to the community.  Fun stuff!

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