Photosynth was developed by Microsoft Live Labs and the University of Washington to generate a three-dimensional model and point cloud from digital photographs of an object or environment and was launched to the public in 2008. Pattern recognition compares portions of images to create points, which are used to convert the image into a model. Users can generate their own models using an application downloadable from www.photosynth.net
Photosynth also uses deep zoom Silverlight functionality similar to that which you can experience with Bing Maps Silverlight which allows the user to zoom in on a point in the image to see the fine detail. See our photosynth of a biplane at the Shuttleworth Museum to experience photosynth for yourself.
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