How do I add pictures in the same photosynth album?

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How do I add pictures in the same photosynth album. Would like to add a few more rings in the Ring album and instead I am being asked to create a new one.
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Greetings, Leontiadi,

You are requesting one of the top asked for features of Photosynth of all time. Unfortunately, Photosynth does not support this at present and you will indeed need to create a new synth which contains the old photos plus the new ones that you are adding.

It may not be quite as bad as you think, however. Every photo that is ever uploaded to Photosynth is only ever uploaded one time, unless you do some editing to it after you have uploaded it the first time.

If an album (or 'synth' as they are often called) contains the same copies of the photos which you have uploaded before in a previous synth, then only the new photos will spend any of your time uploading to the website.

The reason that it all works this way is because each of your synths is being calculated on your own computer at the same time that you are uploading the photos. After all of the photos finish uploading and the calculations are complete, the calculations are the last files to be uploaded to the site. Once they are safe there, the temporary copy of the calculations that was made on your computer is deleted. Because of this, there is no real way of resuming a previous version of a synth.

Basically, to sum up, if you make a new version of a synth that you have made before, but with more photos added to it, all the calculations will have to be performed again (comparing each photo to every other photo) and will take as long as normal, but on the uploading side, only the new photos and calculations should have to be uploaded.

I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but that is the current state of affairs.

I'll leave you with this video of some of the Photosynth team talking about why they did things this way.