1. Kram Devil's Avatar
    Hi everyone. The photosynth website is following its app into oblivion and I'm terribly disappointed . With the advent of 360 capture it was bound to happen, however devices like the gear360 are still awfully expensive and the quality isn't comparable to something stitched from a video, or pictures taken by a pureview camera. I need assistance in preserving my workflow. ( well, it's not work but for fun so maybe I should call it my funflow?) They did provide an offline photosynth viewer but it doesn't give you the ability to create .pano files.

    I usually take a video from my lumia phone, run it thru microsoft ICE ( Image composite editor ), have the program upload it to the photosynth website then have the website export it as a .pano file to my PC or phone. I do it this way because ICE only exports as TIFF or JPG or uploads it to the photosynth website. I can then use the photosynth website's ability to export as .pano file which any windows 8/10 PC or phone can show dynamically as you pan/tilt/rotate your device. The photo app acts like a cheap but still incredibly satisfying pseudo-VR viewer. I absolutely Love It.

    What I want is to be able to use ICE's 360 TIff or JPG output and convert it to .pano

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.


    Fun Fact : The Offline Photosynth viewer's source code will be released in github before photosynth is consigned to the dustbin of history. The repository was created by a principal program manager at hololens. hmmmm, interesting.
    Last edited by Kram Devil; 11-04-2016 at 09:38 PM. Reason: Wrong grammar, I was in a hurry
    11-04-2016 09:20 PM
  2. TheMelonOfWater's Avatar
    Unfortunately I don't have an answer to your question but I really want one because I have done the same thing as you to get .pano files.
    It makes me sad seeing no replies to the exact question I have.

    Supposedly this software can create .pano files but I have not been able to figure out how to even open the program... I think it is just a bunch of source code that needs to be compiled into a real program.

    Another thing, .pano files are like zip archives. You can open them in 7zip and see the inner workings of how pano files work.
    01-31-2017 11:58 PM
  3. Rowdy Bedsaul's Avatar
    Any updates on this? Now with mixed reality and 360 cameras I would really like for a new Photosynth to come out. Anything were I can stitch together photos and videos to make a vr environment.
    09-08-2018 08:19 PM

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