Fisheye, spherical panoramas, Mac support for Synth

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Create support for spherical panoramas (equirectangular), fisheye and wide angle lenses/photos, and port it for the Mac and Firefox! That would be wonderful.
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Ehey! I like your thinking... 360 Photographic Virtual Tours using Photosynth... how about taking this one stage further and allowing click throughs to different 'key' planes (images) with 'tweened' images to fill in the gaps that don't have significant differences. So you could walk through and around 'objetcs'.
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I know that this thread is ancient, but wanted to get the word out that on 2013 December 10th, Photosynth put up a beta of what they're going to be releasing in 2014.

There are no native apps yet, but the preview of their new website is live and you can sign up for access.

Once you're accepted, all you need is some photos shot for one of the four new synth types and your desktop/laptop web browser.

The photos for new synths are now uploaded directly through the browser, synthed on Photosynth's servers, and viewed in the browser.

The new synth viewer is written in WebGL and works in Internet Explorer 11, and the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome (Safari as well, if you manually enable WebGL). This means that you can now both create and view synths from any desktop or laptop, regardless of whether it runs Windows, MacOS, or Linux.

To get you started, here is the video tutorial for the new Photosynth preview:

To see it again, just visit
For more detail, please download the Expert Shooting Guide from that page.

Also, here are two videos about the Photosynth 2014 Technical Preview which will help you get a flavor for how things have changed.

One by Photosynth's former architect, Blaise from TED Global 2013 on June 6th:

and another by Photosynth manager, David Gedye:

Looking forward to seeing uploads from everyone!
Come by the forum for the preview and share your thoughts with Photosynth's team and other peers like you and me.