Make a copy of a panaorama downloaded to Photosynth

  • 3
  • Question
  • Updated 1 year ago
Once I have taken a panorama on my iPhone 4 and downloaded it to Photosynth, can I then make a copy of it (copy or cut) and place it in a file on my hard drive where I am building an album?

Also, in settings I set it to save to the camera roll but all panoramas did not save.

Finally, when saving to the camera roll, photos are cropped and no longer provide the panoramic view on a touch screen. Any help?
Photo of Richard Arvonio

Richard Arvonio

  • 1 Post
  • 0 Reply Likes

Posted 5 years ago

  • 3
Photo of Nathanael Lawrence

Nathanael Lawrence

  • 795 Posts
  • 55 Reply Likes
Hi, Richard.

iOS 6's default settings break some apps (Photosynth's mobile pano app included).
Photosynth's iOS app team are working on an iOS 6 version, but until then try changing your iOS permission settings as recommended in this discussion.

As to your question about saving an interactive version of your panorama, the fact is that there is no standard format for spherical panoramas which image viewing and editing programs can simply implement.

Most panoramas are stored in a cube map - meaning that the spherical panorama is perspective projected onto the inside of a cube and then the textures for each side of the cube is then saved as a single image (which may be in JPG format or something else).

Even if you had access to the cube map for your panoramas from Photosynth's mobile app, your gallery program wouldn't know how to open them. You would either view the six sides of the cube individually (each of which which would look distorted when viewed alone) or you would find them saved in an unfolded cube that looks something like a 'T' or a '†' (which would look equally strange).

If you have access to a Windows machine, you could simply use your iPhone to shoot individual photos to construct a panorama with later (just using your normal Camera app) and then stitch them with Microsoft's free panorama stitcher for Windows, Microsoft ICE. That way, you could save the panorama to your local hard drive and view it with HDView, upload it to the web to be viewed with Microsoft's HDView panorama viewer, or upload it to Photosynth.net to be viewed there.
Photo of Elmer

Elmer

  • 1 Post
  • 2 Reply Likes
Hello
Photo of lumpshoney

lumpshoney

  • 1 Post
  • 1 Reply Like
Thats interesting...
Photo of unionsleeping

unionsleeping

  • 1 Post
  • 1 Reply Like
Its tremendous :)
Photo of waterydual

waterydual

  • 2 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
nice
Photo of waterydual

waterydual

  • 2 Posts
  • 2 Reply Likes
good
Photo of indusrwandan

indusrwandan

  • 1 Post
  • 1 Reply Like
Its really good :)
Photo of painebreed

painebreed

  • 1 Post
  • 1 Reply Like
Excellent...!!
Photo of intranetsadmire

intranetsadmire

  • 1 Post
  • 1 Reply Like
cool....
Photo of Nathanael Lawrence

Nathanael Lawrence

  • 795 Posts
  • 55 Reply Likes
Several developments two years ago make it possible to download your panoramas stored on Photosynth.net.

First, Christoph Hausner created SynthExport 2 which you can download for free and use on Windows to download the cube map of any Photosynth.net panorama which you have the link to.

SynthExport 2 has an option to export a stitched panorama as an Microsoft Image Composite Editor (a.k.a. ICE) project. From there you can download ICE, open the .spj file that SynthExport 2 produces, and save your panorama in a variety of flat or interactive formats from ICE.

::

Second, the Photosynth team announced in August of 2014 that they had added export functionality to their website for all stitched panoramas and Photosynth 2 Tech Preview photosynths (but not original photosynths).

You must be signed into your account to be able to export your pano or Tech Preview synth, but you will be able to download your panoramas as .pano files which Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and OneDrive.com can all view interactively by default. Tech Preview synths are simply downloaded as a .zip file and currently no offline viewer exists.
(Edited)
Photo of Nathanael Lawrence

Nathanael Lawrence

  • 795 Posts
  • 55 Reply Likes
Update: 2016 November 4

Photosynth announced today that on 2017 February 6th they will permanently delete Photosynth.net and all content on it. 

As noted above, they do offer the ability to export your panoramas and tech preview photosynths and they now have made an offline viewer available for Windows and Mac. 

If you care about having a copy of what you have uploaded to Photosynth, please go sign into your account today and export a copy of your photography before it is too late.
Photo of fronteddetox

fronteddetox

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
GOOD
Photo of fronteddetox

fronteddetox

  • 2 Posts
  • 0 Reply Likes
good
Photo of disclos efudge

disclos efudge

  • 2 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
good
Photo of disclos efudge

disclos efudge

  • 2 Posts
  • 1 Reply Like
good
Photo of rolledstopper

rolledstopper

  • 1 Post
  • 1 Reply Like
Its terrific :)