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    News - Microsoft Live Labs launches Photosynth

    Microsoft has announced the worldwide availability of Photosynth, a software solution that'll create dazzling 3D images.
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    Re: News - Microsoft Live Labs launches Photosynth

    This looks awesome it really does, hats off to microsoft on this one. I love how they say they are going to try and get mac support but mac would never do sucha thing for MS. Sad really, why cant everyone just get along

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    Re: News - Microsoft Live Labs launches Photosynth

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    ..... Sad really, why cant everyone just get along
    One word ..... money.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Live Labs launches Photosynth

    One word... Impressive :|

    Kudos to Microsoft.
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    Re: News - Microsoft Live Labs launches Photosynth

    As the site is down I can't see this in action but the video seems to suggest you have to upload your pics? If so then that would take months based on a decent res & multiple pics. If not then the video is confusing!

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    Re: News - Microsoft Live Labs launches Photosynth

    Looks very impressive, shame the server's down.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Live Labs launches Photosynth

    No tried downloading or using it yet but so hope the server is back up and running soon!

    Had heard about this ages ago and so wanted to use it. I was almost bouncing off the walls when I heard you can use!

    Can't wait to try it out now.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Live Labs launches Photosynth

    The site works for me: http://photosynth.net/Default.aspx

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    Re: News - Microsoft Live Labs launches Photosynth

    it has to be said this is amazing.

    What i find intresting too is that this isn't just built aloft Avalon, requiring vista WPF/silverlight....
    throw new ArgumentException (String, String, Exception)

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    Re: News - Microsoft Live Labs launches Photosynth

    Quote Originally Posted by Rob_B View Post
    As the site is down I can't see this in action but the video seems to suggest you have to upload your pics? If so then that would take months based on a decent res & multiple pics. If not then the video is confusing!
    How big are decent-sized pictures these days? Assuming a file size of 5Mb, and the 300 maximum mentioned in the article, that is (only!) 1.5Gb. Unless you're one of those people with limited bandwidth broadband, or not in an area with cable (non-cabled areas are becoming less and less common), it's not an unmanageable size. I get about 7meg/s upload with my 20meg cable package, which would work out at less than half an hour uploading.

    Granted, it's not for dial-up

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    Re: News - Microsoft Live Labs launches Photosynth

    ADSL is normally what 200-700Kbps? not 7meg up like yours, you're just lucky you get decent speed on an unlimited cable connection. I'd imagine the majority of other people in this country aren't in any of those brackets. I don't even want to think how long it take me to upload 1.5gig.

    EDIT: Ok, I do want to know, at a generous 768kbps (87.66KB/s) its just under 5 hours. http://www.dslzoneuk.net/calculator.php

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    Re: News - Microsoft Live Labs launches Photosynth

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    How big are decent-sized pictures these days? Assuming a file size of 5Mb, and the 300 maximum mentioned in the article, that is (only!) 1.5Gb. Unless you're one of those people with limited bandwidth broadband, or not in an area with cable (non-cabled areas are becoming less and less common), it's not an unmanageable size. I get about 7meg/s upload with my 20meg cable package, which would work out at less than half an hour uploading.

    Granted, it's not for dial-up
    5MB is way too large for online pictures. I had a quick look on the site it's pretty impressive how it's done but the quality of the pictures I looked through weren't very high, I only had a quick look through but I'll leave it a few months too see how people get on with the service before I try my own synth.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Live Labs launches Photosynth

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    I get about 7meg/s upload with my 20meg cable package

    Are you sure? Is it the Virgin 20Mb cable or is there some other I've not heard of?
    Virgin is 20Mb download and 768k upload.
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    Re: News - Microsoft Live Labs launches Photosynth

    Quote Originally Posted by Betty_Swallocks View Post
    Are you sure? Is it the Virgin 20Mb cable or is there some other I've not heard of?
    Virgin is 20Mb download and 768k upload.
    According to www.speedtest.net, using London as a server; speeds do vary though during the day and depending which server you use.

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    Re: News - Microsoft Live Labs launches Photosynth

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    According to www.speedtest.net, using London as a server; speeds do vary though during the day and depending which server you use.
    ...

    Don't just rely on one, try with this http://www.thinkbroadband.com/speedtest.html

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