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Photosynth now supports high-res capture mode

screens from Photosynth for Windows phone

Microsoft’s 3D panorama app gets an update

The new version of Photosynth for Windows phones includes two important improvements – faster blending and high-resolution capture mode. For those not familiar with the app Photosynth captures interactive panoramas in 3D view or so-called ‘photo spheres’. Using the rear camera and phone’s sensors to enhance the panorama (such as gyroscope, compass, and others.) , Photosynth processes all photos you’ve taken, stitching them into a 3D sphere. Version 1.8 allows you to control the output and select ‘high-quality’ which is a new option in the settings menu. The new version of Photosynth also comes with higher speed of photo processing and less visual defects.

To take full advantage of these improvements you need a high-end device like Lumia 1520, Lumia 930/Icon or even the mid-range Lumia 830, but even on a low-end Lumia you will notice faster photo blending and improvements in overall quality.

All interactive panoramas can be shared with friends through social media or uploaded to the Photosynth’s web site and Bing Maps where millions of people can see your results. The app is free of charge, check it out now on the Windows Phone store.

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