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Photosynth Sep 8 update

Microsoft Photosynth team released second update. All but the last fix are updates to the installer, and all new installs of Photosynth will include them. Here’s what was included:

  • Improved upload success rate. This update should significantly reduce the number of synths failing with error code “0xA000000B”. The problem happens when a file is currupted on it’s way to storage. We’ve added additional retry logic, and beefed up validation on both the client and server.
  • Smoother installation on Internet Explorer. Our installer now marks the ActiveX control as “pre-approved” so the IE Information Bar doesn’t get in the way when viewing your first synth.
  • Better “Recent” synths. The recent synths view of the explore page now only features synths with at least 10 photos.
  • Resolved #1 cause of viewer crashes. We take these kinds of bugs very seriously. Our friends in Seadragon helped resolve this problem. (Thanks Paul & Dan..)
    Fixed image loading bug. Every so often the viewer would shrug it’s shoulders and stop loading images, even though the points were there. This is now fixed.

Existing users won’t be prompted to upgrade, but you can install the upgrade here if you’re affected.

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