University of Washington and Microsoft collaborates on 3D photo viewer

The collaborative research team from the University of Washington and Microsoft demonstrated of what can be achieved with “Photosynth” intuitively processing the abundance of digital images shared on the web. Th two had only two years ago in 2006 published their paper “Photo Tourism” and now at SIGGRAPH 2008 they’re sharing with the world some even better technology they’ve […]

The collaborative research team from the University of Washington and Microsoft demonstrated of what can be achieved with “Photosynth” intuitively processing the abundance of digital images shared on the web. Th two had only two years ago in 2006 published their paper “Photo Tourism” and now at SIGGRAPH 2008 they’re sharing with the world some even better technology they’ve been working on which they call “Finding Paths through the World’s Photos“.

This technology is much better than Photosynth simply because instead of just presenting individual photographs in a cool 3D environment, it actually manipulates the photo to give you a seamless and more lifelike experience. It’s one thing to click around different photos taken at a particular museum, it’s a whole other story to “walk through” the museum. If you want to know exactly how they did it, and you’re a rocket scientist, take a look at their conference paper.

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Source:→ Long Zheng