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“UW-Microsoft Photosynth team back at it with new mind-blowing demo”

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“When I saw Photosynth for the first time about two years ago, it joined a small handful of new products that really captured my attention. The software arranges sets of photos in 3-D context and allows viewers to navigate fluidly from image to image, moving their gaze from a building’s facade to a detail shot of a specific fresco, for example.

“Photosynth is a distinctly Seattle invention. It emerged from a collaboration of University of Washington graduate student Noah Snavely and computer science professor Steven Seitz, with Microsoft researcher Richard Szeliski, as well as a Ballard startup Microsoft acquired. Now at least part of that team is at it again.

“In a paper presented at this week’s SIGGRAPH (a meeting of the world’s top computer graphics researchers), the UW/Microsoft team described the next iteration of their work …”