Re: I'm not sure how I feel about this but it certainly makes me pauseto reflect about the future of photography
----- Original Message ----- From: "dhowk" <email@example.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 29, 2007 2:56 AM
Subject: Re: I'm not sure how I feel about this but it certainly makes me pause to reflect about the future of photography
From their website http://labs.live.com/photosynth/whatis/ default.html "In a future version of Photosynth, you'll be able to see your own photographs displayed in 3D, forever changing the way you think of taking - and viewing - photos." A further differentiation between digital & traditional photographers?I wonder if this is related to the technique that is used to produce the 3D maps at live.local.com. A little exploration with this site shows that the 3D effect is synthesized and has some artifacts. For instance, I found a location here in Los Angeles where a couple of tennis courts are shown as being seriously sloped because they are graded into hill sides. Nonetheless, most of the time the synthesis is very good.
A warning that if you want to look at this site in 3D you need a very high speed line and a fast computer.
The article referred to may answer this, I read only a little of it.
Los Angeles, CA, USA