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PhotoSynth - Anyone else following this?

Discussion in 'Bing' started by liquidboy, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. #1
    Hey guys,

    Im really interested in hearing if anyone here has been following the stuff from labs.live.com especially photosynth or seadragon


    http://labs.live.com/photosynth/


    ps. for those that don't know there labs (much like googles labs) are there showcase incubator projects.
     
    liquidboy, Aug 2, 2006 IP
  2. frankcow

    frankcow Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I watched the video yesterday. A lot of it looks like hype right now, but it may have some serious potential. I imagine it will be a beast on computing resources
     
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  3. liquidboy

    liquidboy Peon

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    I looks great and with billions of photos out there it makes sense that something like this will be needed to somehow link and make sense of them all.

    I reckon google and some other unknown incubators have something similar we just don't know about it yet.
     
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    It looks goood, but it seems impossible to me.

    I dont see how it could work -- not only the recognition side of it, how software can take bits of photos and make full scenes. - For example, when it zooms out, and you see the 3d model from above, what pictures are it using for that? How does it know what pictures go where.

    Then theres the copyright side of it - can microsoft just use any picture it likes "the worlds photos" in its software with permission from every copyright holder?

    It would be great, but i just carnt get how it works ;)
     
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  5. frankcow

    frankcow Well-Known Member

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    They claim to identify DNA-like digital fingerprints in each photo to uniquely place them

    I'm a little skeptical myself
     
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    Dekker Peon

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    Fuck I swear to god I thought of this a year ago.

    Except mine involved putting GPS chips inside digital cameras, that powered up when the photo was taken and then stored that information into the file (ITFC or whatever it's called) and then having that put on to a database.
     
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    frankcow Well-Known Member

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    Well if you had as much money as Microsoft you could be developing the application in a lab right now as well!
     
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    waughhhh i thought of wireless remote game controllers back in 99 too :p i even have sketches. and also a sticky video game system that you can put on walls and stuff - that glowed according to ambient light sensors
     
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  9. liquidboy

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    What Microsoft claim to be able to do im pretty sure is technically possible, anything is in this day and age.

    There are pretty smart people out there than can make these things come true (me definetely not one of em)
     
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    that is really good site with lot of images.
     
    seo-mumbai, Aug 13, 2006 IP