Microsoft has teams of engineers working on all kinds of interesting projects. Some are never meant see the light of day; others have to be seen to be believed, like Photosynth. Photosynth is a technology that takes multiple pictures and not only stiches them together (with angle correction) but also allows the construction of 3D environments based on the photographs.
Photosynth is an amazing new technology from Microsoft Live Labs that will change forever the way you think about digital photos. Our software takes a large collection of photos of a place or an object, analyzes them for similarities, and displays them in a reconstructed three-dimensional space.
With Photosynth you can:
Walk or fly through a scene to see photos from any angle.
Seamlessly zoom in or out of a photo whether it's megapixels or gigapixels in size.
See where pictures were taken in relation to one another.
ind similar photos to the one you're currently viewing.
Send a collection - or a particular view of one - to a friend.
The sheer number of potential applications for this technology is staggering. It could reshape how we shop for a home or apartment in a distant city, to tourism, or 3D game development.