Microsoft Photosynth, next best thing to being at CES?

Posted by Paul Braren on Jan 15 2012 (updated on Jan 15 2012) in
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    Took this photo Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 12:40pm local time, right in front of CES 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The above version is viewable on any device, but is 4MB in size.

    The below version is SilverLight only, but I thought you might enjoy trying a more immersive photo viewing experience (be sure to click the expand button, it's worth it).

    The disembodied head is a bit disturbing (to the right of the fire hydrant), since the auto-stitching of multiple photos taken in rapid succession often leads to such artifacts. I turned on the lock aperature setting, to keep the splices less obvious, and to keep the subtle gradiations of the blue hues of the clear sky more realistic. Now thinking ahead, wouldn't megapixel versions, with HDR, be incredible? One can always hope.

    For now, I find Photosynth to be a decent way to capture what being there is like. It's an iOS App only for now, Windows Phone version coming soon?

    Here's an easy link to share:

    Many more CES photos to come, most to be included in a single post/album.