Advanced features for iPhone

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Last week I took a long time making around 20 panoramas with the iPhone app. the thing is i'm using an Iphone 4s. which i'd guess would allow for higher resolution panoramas.

I uploaded them to photosynth.net and none come in above 5.5 megapixels. I feel much of the detail was lost during compression/conversion.

My iPhone is jailbroken and I have access to the file system. Therefore I'm able to access the individual tiles of the panorama. I took a look at them and panoramas are around 2.5 MB in size. Is there a way to capture the full size tiles and then use them in the desktop app?

I'd love to have more detailed panoramas.

I know it's too late to collect the full size images now, but I'd go the extra mile to have them next time.

I guess this could be done just after finishing taking pictures and before processing them.

Anyone can shed some light into this issue? I know it's not supported and whatnot.
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royeiror

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Nathanael Lawrence

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Hi, Royeiror,

The primary reason that the final panoramas are so low resolution is that Photosynth's mobile app's shooting mode is so resource intensive that the app never actually captures full resolution shots.

This is mainly an issue of not enough RAM on current phones and an inability to write full sized photos to storage fast enough while keeping all the shots captured so far in memory during the capture process. .

There is also the issue that the app does not really scale up to better hardware, so you're not getting higher resolution results with the iPhone 4S than the iPhone 3GS (although the 4S' gyroscope makes the tracking smoother, especially in areas lacking in visual detail like blank white walls or cloudless blue skies).

If you'd like to read a bit more on this, here are a few comments from the Photosynth team: http://bit.ly/psmpr
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Thanks for your prompt reply. I feel the same as bryan, I wouldn't mind waiting for the image to be written, if it meant higher resolution. But the team obviously has a roadmap and they're sticking to it,

I feel that if an app was made for just photo taking and no stitching but with full rez a lot of people would jump on it, but then again I have no clue of the complications involved so I'm thankful of having at leas an app as good as this.