A future perspective on photos

November 19th, 2006 | Categories: SharePoint

This post is not about web development, but more about what we’ll soon have on the web.

My wife recently returned from Malta and she brought with her quite some number of photos. They’re all nice but to imagine exactly how this place looks is a bit hard. For example to fully enjoy the view from a balcony – you have to take multiple photos and then make panoramic stitching.

Well, this site looks very promising to put a new perspective – almost like being there. Still in technology preview but you can already see. What it does is it takes bunch of photos from one place and recognizes which is located where (according to common objects on photos) – and then you can view the photos in 3-D space!

 

Photosynth screenshot

A cheap alternative to travel 😉