June 23rd, 2011
Photosynth New York
New York City (2011)
This is the backyard at one of the places we stayed on our recent trip to New York. The image was created with the (free) Photosynth iPhone app. The app is for creating 360° interactive panoramas. Once you create your panorama you can swipe your screen to “look” in any direction (even up and down). But, it can also save the whole thing as a single image file to your camera roll, which I think is pretty cool.
This image is straight out of the app, I didn’t do any touchup work. It’s a full 360°, so the table shown on both ends is actually the same table. In order to get any real sense of the space you would have to roll this image into the shape of a tube.
I think I’ll be doing some more experimenting with this app.