Microsoft's Photosynth Technology Preview, developed by the Live Labs Division, is designed as an innovative three-dimensional digital photography service. Photosynth reconstructs a three-dimensional space or locations as a collage of two-dimensional images.
The Microsoft Live Labs Team has been keeping its ears on the users, and following feedback has announced the introduction of support for Mozilla Firefox's open source browser. “It's been great for us to watch your comments, suggestion and ideas around Photosynth. As you know, this is a long term project and the team continues to make progress on a daily basis to add more functionality to the underlying technology. After we released the technology preview in November we saw a number of requests for a version that would work in Firefox,” explained Adam Sheppard, Group Product Manager, Live Labs Microsoft.
As of January 23, 2007, the Photosynth Technology Preview is not only compatible with Internet Explorer 6 and 7, but also with Firefox 1.5 and Firefox 2.0.
“Live Labs is committed to making our technologies available to the widest possible audience, and today we're happy to announce the availability of the Photosynth Firefox plugin. We know that you are waiting for the day when you will be able to create your own collections, and that will happen, but in the meantime look for more beautiful new examples of Photosynth in action over the coming months,” added Sheppard.