Photosynth - Transform Photo Collections into 3D Models
If you are, at all, into photos online then you need to check this out!
See the information and the video here
is a very interesting software from Microsoft that takes a large number
of photos from a place and tries to combine them into a 3D model of
that place. Photosynth lets you understand the relation between your
photos. Using similar photos from the Internet, the program can improve
the rendering of the model.
"Each photo is processed by computer
vision algorithms to extract hundreds of distinctive features, like the
corner of a window frame or a door handle. Photos that share features
are then linked together in a web."
Photosynth has the ability to process large collections of pictures fast and also uses Seadragon technology to ensure a smooth zooming.
thinks this technology will be available for mass consumption next year
and photo sharing websites will be the first to use it.