Sunday, November 19, 2006

Now THIS is really cool

The Photosynth Technology Preview is a taste of the newest - and, MSN hopes, most exciting - way to view photos on a computer. Software takes a large collection of photos of a place or an object, analyzes them for similarities, and then displays the photos in a reconstructed three-dimensional space, showing you how each one relates to the next.

Works in IE only.

Maybe I can get involved and upload detailed photos of lovely Gulf Shores.
Must have (basically a newish computer) :
"* Operating System: Only Windows XP SP2 and Windows Vista RC1 or later are supported at this time.
* Web Browser: IE6 or IE7; we hope to support other browsers in the future.
* Memory: 256 MB of memory is a bare minimum; 1GB recommended.
* Disk: This technology preview uses almost no disk space. The ActiveX control is less than 5MB in size, and no local disk storage is used when the code is running.
* Graphics: We have tested Photosynth on graphics cards that are "Vista Aero Ready". This includes: support for DirectX 9 graphics with a WDDM driver, 128 MB of graphics memory (minimum), and 32 bits per pixel. If you want to find out whether your card is suitable, the Vista Upgrade Advisor tool will tell you. Photosynth may run on cards that do not meet this requirement, but performance may be poor and functionality may be impaired. "

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