Photosynth Comes To Windows Phone, Ready To Start Assembling Some Panoramas

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Windows Phone users have been waiting a long time for Microsoft to bring its Photosynth tech to the platform. When we saw the company release an iOS version of Photosynth over a year ago, we wondered what was taking so long to get a port ready for Microsoft’s own system. At the time, it uncharacteristically placed blame on the OS itself, noting that low-level access to phone hardware was needed and it would still be some time before the OS was ready for Photosynth. That wait may have been longer than we’d like, but Photosynth has finally arrived for Windows Phone, giving its users the ability to create some impressive panoramas of their own.

Once you take a bunch of pictures with Photosynth, the app will automatically be able to stitch them all together into one seamless panorama. After you’ve generated some images you’re proud of, you can share them with the app’s built-in social tools, letting you distribute either a still picture or a fully interactive version of your panorama through Facebook or Twitter.

The one big caveat, and one that’s not entirely unexpected given all the high-res imagery the app deals with, is that it won’t run on new 256MB devices, requiring 512MB RAM or better. That’s unfortunate, but we bet the vast majority of Windows Phone users will still appreciate finally getting access to Photosynth on their OS of choice.

Source: Microsoft

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