June 25th, 2007
At the risk of being a little MS heavy just lately, I’ve been catching up on recent posts from TED and came across the demo of Photosynth. It’s the result of the acquisition of image tech company Seadragon and some awfully smart thinking,
Photosynth recognises the similarities between photographs in a way that allows it to create a virtual 3D environment. You can then zoom in and out of that environment, moving through all the available images of that scene. And it’s really rather impressive.
The TEDtalk can be found here. If anything, however, the following demo gets it across better: