Arrows in the way of viewing the image

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In my recently added photosynth, the arrows that show that I can view the object from the other side are there almost constantly. I find that they are in the way of looking at the synth and really quite annoying. Is there a way of turning this function off or simply avoid seeing them?

thank you!
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marte eknaes

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Bill Crow, Seadragon Group Manager

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I'm not aware of a way to disable these interaction controls - you need them to be able to explore the Photosynth. However, all you have to do is move your mouse outside the frame displaying the images and the controls will disappear. When you move your mouse back to the window, the controls automatically reappear so you can interact with your photo collection.
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Thank you for your response. Do you know if the arrow behave differently depending on how the photos connect? Could the fact that they come up so frequently have something to do with the density of images? I'm just wondering because when I look at other synths (my own and others) the arrows show only briefly when the cursor is in the frame. On this one, they're almost always there:
http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=2...

Thank you again
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Bill Crow, Seadragon Group Manager

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Yes, the rotational arrows appear when Photosynth detects that there are a series of photos that are viewing the same object (or point in space) from multiple angles. These arrow navigation controls make it easy to orbit around this object or point, changing your view direction. This is a very different type of move than looking left, right, up or down, or moving closer or farther away. These movements are accomplished by the controls at the bottom of the display. Finally, the displayed "quads" allow you to change your point of view to focus on any individual photo in the immediate field of view.

If you took all your photos from one point, or simply moved laterally without rotating around any specific object or point, the collection would most likely never display the rotational arrow controls. In the case of your beautiful flower collection (very nice!) you have multiple photos that view the flower from different directions. Photosynth has detected this and automatically provides the rotational controls to allow you to change your point of view by orbiting around the flower.
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marte eknaes

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Ok. I understand. That is indeed a clever feature. However, the rotational controls are still a little distracting at times. So I think it would be great if there was an option to disable them. And thanks a lot for your thorough explanation.
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Marte,

Have you ever tried using the original Photosynth viewer? Perhaps you will find the original halo control less distracting.

Here's the link to your synth in Direct3D: http://photosynth.net/d3d/photosynth....
(You'll need to view it in Internet Explorer.)
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marte eknaes

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Thank you, I have not tried this. I'll check it out from a PC. I'm working on a mac at the moment, and i just found out that the os does no longer support internet explorer.