Why was Photosynth discontinued?
Today we are announcing that we are retiring the Photosynth mobile apps. We are doing this because the new Photosynth Preview technology and its cloud processing is a more immersive way to capture a place than the spherical panoramas that our apps produce.
What happened to Microsoft Photosynth?
On 6 February 2017, Microsoft decommissioned the Photosynth website and services. On 20 December 2017, Photosynth returned as a feature of the Microsoft Pix app. In the development of Microsoft Flight Simulator, Microsoft’s Photosynth technology returned to recreate buildings and terrain across the entire world.
What replaced Photosynth?
The best alternative is Hugin, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Photosynth are Luminance HDR, PTgui, 3DF Zephyr and AutoPano.
What happened to the Photosynth App for Windows Phone?
The Photosynth app for Windows Phone was last updated this past April to support new Facebook APIs. Photosynth was a fascinating app although Microsoft never did much to push the technology into the mainstream. It is not obvious if Microsoft will bring back the technology in mobile form anytime soon, which is a shame.
What is Photosynth preview and why is Microsoft making it?
In a post on the Photosynth website, Microsoft states: “We are doing this because the new Photosynth Preview technology and its cloud processing is a more immersive way to capture a place than the spherical panoramas that our apps produce.”
What is Photosynth?
A Microsoft product group refined Photo Tourism and, in 2008, launched Photosynth, a desktop product that stitched together a user’s collection of images into a 3-D model that could be uploaded to the Photosynth website for sharing.
What is Photosynth on Pix for iOS?
Photosynth is making a triumphant return as part of Microsoft’s Pix app on iOS. Microsoft finally fully retired Photosynth, a panorama tool that allowed you to stitch photos together, with the shutdown of its website in early 2017. However, Photosynth is now making a return of sorts, this time as a new feature in the Microsoft Pix app for iOS.