Microsoft Releases Photosynth for the iPhones

Posted by at 1:44 pm on April 18, 2011

Microsoft, in string of iOS-first mobile app, launched on Monday the free Photosynth app. The previously Windows-desktop-only app creates and views panorama photos using an intelligent auto-stitching process that creates a more natural-looking shot. Resulting shots can be posted both to Photosynth.net as well as to Facebook and pegged to a location in Bing Maps.

The app needs at least an iPhone 3GS or a fourth-generation iPod touch running iOS 4. iPad 2 owners can also use it for photos but won’t get a natively scaled interface.

Microsoft has been making iOS versions of mobile apps before even its own platforms, such as Tag Reader. Photosynth is unique, though, in having previously been dependent on Microsoft-specific technology like Direct3D and Silverlight. Windows Phone 7 doesn’t have an official Photosynth app .

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