On Thursday, Microsoft has made available for download the Photosynth application for devices running under its Windows Phone mobile platform.
The app was made available last year for Apple’s iOS devices, providing users with the possibility to stitch photos together to come up with panorama shots.
The tool has been rumored
for quite some time to be on its way to Windows Phone as well, and it is now available through the official Marketplace.
The app requires Windows Phone 7.5 or higher to be accessed, and it cannot be installed on all devices out there, Microsoft notes. Photosynth weighs only 1 MB.
With this application, users can put together photos captured with their handset’s camera to create tri-dimensional panorama images of places they visit.
“Photosynth for Windows Phone
is the panorama app that makes it easy and fun to capture and share interactive panoramas of the places, people, and events that are important to you,” Microsoft explains.
“Using the latest in computer vision techniques, Photosynth is the acknowledged leader in mobile panorama creation. It is the only app available on any mobile platform that allows you to capture 360 degrees horizontally and vertically, making a perfect ‘sphere’.”
Any panorama shot created with Photosynth for Windows Phone can be easily shared with friends and family through social networking websites such as Facebook or Twitter. The app
is using the free Photosynth.net service to share these Photosynths as an interactive panorama experiences. Shots can be shared as simple images as well.
Additionally, Microsoft provides users with the possibility to share their panorama photos on Bing, so that millions of people could access them. These images can be shared on other services as well, including Bing Maps and Bing search results for places.
The Redmond-based software giant also put in place a featured list, where the best panorama shots created with Photosynth are being showcased.
The Photosynth application is available for download through the web Windows Phone Marketplace via this link
. You will also be able to find it when searching for it on the phone, or via the Zune software.