Creating and stitching together panoramic photos can be really tricky business. Photosynth makes the process so simple you don’t even need a tripod (or even a steady hand).
Photosynth stands a part from most other panoramic tools thanks to a super simple interface and a set of algorithms that seamlessly match up your photos even if you didn’t put the camera on a smooth panning tripod head. Photosynth does all the hard work of lining up, layering, and smoothing your images to create as big or as little of a panoramic as you want (some users create a basic 180 degree bank but you can do a complete 360 panorama if you have enough photos).
Photosynth is available as a Windows-based application or as an iOS application for on-the-go panorama creation. Hit up the link below to explore panoramas created by existing users and to grab a copy of the software. If you’re interested in using the iOS version, check out the MakeUseOf via link for an in depth look at it.
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 06/2/11