Microsoft Photosynth iPhone App Creates Amazing Panoramas


Microsoft has released an amazing panorama app, Photosynth for iPhone users. This free app is different because it capture panoramas in all directions, and create some awesome interactive images. Once images are captured, they can be shared easily via Facebook and Bing Maps, plus panoramas are also hosted for free.

As described by the Bing blog:

Using the latest computer vision technology, the Photosynth app makes capturing panoramas fun and engaging, while creating sharp, high-resolution results. With the app, you can process, view, and store your panoramas directly on your device. Then, share them in a variety of ways, including to Facebook as images or as interactive panoramas (hosted for free) on

Here’s the app description:

Photosynth for iOS is the panorama creation and sharing app that lets you capture more of your world. Now you can capture 360° in all directions (up, down, left, and right) to create spectacular images. Using the latest in computer vision techniques, Photosynth makes it easy and fun to create and share interactive panoramas of wherever you are.

Photosynth can share images and interactive panorama experiences to Facebook (with the included free service). Integration with Bing Maps means millions of people could see your panoramas on maps and in search results for locations you’ve captured.

Photosynth – Capture More

• See your panorama take shape as you capture them with INTERACTIVE CAPTURE
• Look and capture in all directions with FULL-SPHERE PANORAMAS
• See the final panorama right away with fast ON-DEVICE PROCESSING
• Sharp, high-resolution results with the ADVANCED IMAGE STITCHING ENGINE
• Panoramas are always available to view and share from the ON-DEVICE LIBRARY
• Zoom, pan, stretch, and view in landscape or portrait with our IMMERSIVE VIEWER
• Save as many panoramas as you want and view them online at PHOTOSYNTH.NET

• Share to Facebook with images or interactive panoramas
• Share to Bing Maps to see your panoramas throughout Bing
• Your panorama images are available to any app from the Camera Roll

I tested out Photosynth quickly, and the app is pretty cool. You don’t even need to press a shutter button–all you do is just move your screen to the next shot and it’ll automatically capture. I can’t wait to put this to the test this summer.

Photosynth is free, and a definitely an awesome freebie from Microsoft. Click here to download, and let me know what you think of it!



  • Anonymous

    This probably works great for big landmarks, not so much for 10 x 15 dorm rooms.

  • It should work fine if you are careful and don’t move the too much…
    The trick is you have to rotate the phone to take new pictures… And make sure it stay at the same point in the “space”

  • sam

    wow i just tried this program and I have to say i’m impressed! for a free program this is an amazing app. honestly even if it was $3 i think it would worth the money. you have to know how to use it though to get best results. just look at their help section to get better idea of using it.

  • Can anyone have doubt on Technology. I Never heard it.

  • Petefitz

    At first it seems to be a brilliant app. But check your panoramas on your computer screen and they turn out to be at a very poor resolution. Very disappointing.