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A differant direction for presentation of photo's
« on: August 27, 2008, 02:21:31 PM »
hello all has anyone tried Photosynth from microsoft labs it is a free download evidently still in development it looks fascinating whether you will consider it as photography I don't know but it certainly is a step in a new(for me) direction there is a video which shows you how to do it and there is twenty gig of storage on there once I have worked out what to do I must have a go anyway it is probably old news to you all but as I have only just come across it I am quite excited (sad old git should go out more) look forward to your replies to this one John
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Re: A differant direction for presentation of photo's
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2008, 06:24:25 AM »
John- these things can be absolutely fascinating- I have to work a lot with this kind of stuff- but as usual it depends on your input: if you have good imagery to start with than it can be superb but it can also go the other way...input bad- output even worse....give it a try and see what you think!
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Re: A differant direction for presentation of photo's
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2008, 10:24:38 AM »
managed to get onto the site printed off the help file (only 9 pages) tried it a couple of times,as you say fascinating and you are definitely right about the input outcome bit. I am right in the must do better category or crap as it is known,but will keep trying it really stretches the imagination and the thing seems to eat processing power but I will keep on playing thanks for the reply I thought I was on a loser but will try more shots as it seems that the more you put in the better chance you have of getting a result' It sounds like you have an interesting job I better go now as I am starting to ramble on.
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2008, 06:48:46 PM »
Oldy Baldy- I work a lot with mulitmedia installations and therefore am very much into all this high tech stuff. One of the things that I like about this forum is the fact that it is not high tech- so quite a bit different to what I do.
Anyhow would be great to hear how you get on with it- as said try to get the best images you can and then put them together in Photosynth. One of my friends once said something very useful to me referring to my multimedia shows: s... in nice wrapping paper still stays s...! In "finer" words it's not about the wrapping paper but about what's in it! BTW this is exactly the same in any post-processing software- I have seen too many students who tried to "rescue" a crappy image by applying filters in Photoshop. Honestly you can't really do that- you might be able to escue some exposure problems or colour problems by converting an image to b+w and some other stuff but generally speaking- no! It just doesn't work.
Good luck and have fun with your experimentation!
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Re: A differant direction for presentation of photo's
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2008, 10:01:10 PM »
thanks for the encouragement and advice Stef and you will never talk to anyone less technical than me.I have a go at stuff like photosynth or play in PS3 cos I only have to learn to load it and it does all the clever stuff for meI have two screens on my computer so I can follow the help files on one screen whilst working on the other, as I say make it simple and I will have a go anyway thanks again I think I have a subject that will work I will post any news about resultsas and when
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2008, 04:37:56 AM »
Brilliant- can't wait and hear/see!
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Re: A differant direction for presentation of photo's
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2008, 05:25:56 PM »
just managed to do a photosynth on a vice on a table in the garden I seem to have got all the angles as in 360 plus level to above in all angles the actual subject is nothing the quality of the photo's is mediocre to say the least but I don't care as these things I can do later the whole point is I actually got it to work (just think of the cat that ate the canary you get the idea)I don't know if anyone can see the thing but there is a link from the site http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=01ce0727-6922-4917-b031-f8a8ad0716c6&i=0:0:22&z=437.5044775500002&g=0&p=124.862:55.2977&m=false&c=0.610488:-1.84001:0.544834& obviously copy and paste the address for security reasons as you don't know me but its worth a look even if you only want to tell me to sell the camera and take up knitting
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Re: A differant direction for presentation of photo's
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2008, 06:42:02 PM »
No knitting for you!!! (LOL) Well done Oldy Baldy!!! You got the gist of it already. Like your garden - who does the gardening ;) You could have put something more interesting on your table though ;) More please!
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Re: A differant direction for presentation of photo's
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2008, 07:58:07 PM »
cheers Stef I was pleased with the results now I will have to concentrate on the photographic side of things but it sure eats power while it is working anyway ever so ta for the encouragement have untied the noose from the apple tree oh and my brother does the garden I knock nails in for a living well used to retired now any way will try to pick a new idea for next time but first I am going to try a load of shots of the garden and see if I can combine the two cheers again John B
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« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2008, 08:33:33 PM »
Good for you! (I mean the garden) I would try to put some interesting things in the garden and focus on some of them so when the viewer scrolls around he/she can fall over some interesting close ups?
Good luck and keep on posting!
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Re: A differant direction for presentation of photo's
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2008, 10:56:11 PM »
thanks for the advice I hadn't thought of that it will be a challenge but with a bit of luck it should be a laugh I am said to have a bizarre outlook on things (ain't that set a challenge) still I am also used to failure but as granny (put in your own relative) used to say the man who never made a mistake never made anything. But she was completely ga ga any way cheers this will take some time but will post it when or if it works ta again John B
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« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2008, 12:59:59 AM »
Good one with the granny- one to remember! Good luck John and yes please post it- even if only work in progress.
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Re: A differant direction for presentation of photo's
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2008, 08:16:00 PM »
feel I am getting the hang of this now still a long way to go but definitely a better choice of subject try zooming in on the photo on the wall by the bench under the window he always looks like that it is a real traditional sign shop. http://photosynth.net/view.aspx?cid=9d609c8e-dc7d-48d9-ace8-a9f81228a844&i=0:0:52&z=292.15099131676413&g=0&p=-181.507:20.1377&m=false&c=0.577013:-1.44493:-0.0079182&d=-0.195196:-2.58188:-1.63262 look forward to your feedback
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Re: A differant direction for presentation of photo's
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2008, 10:06:53 PM »
WOW! That is really a good one! I love it! Very interesting as there are always new things to discover in your room! A bit like "who is who". It is very neat to just scroll around the room not by clicking the arrows but by just crabbing the images (guess you know that already). This is soo much better than the first one: a) because it is colorful and there are a lot of color spots that grab the eye b) the room itself is a very interesting subject to photograph! Who is the artist? Reminds me a bit of one of my studios!
Keep on adding some more- 124 is not too many yet ;)
It's addictive ;)
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Re: A differant direction for presentation of photo's
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2008, 11:14:56 PM »
This is really interesting OB! I'm going to have a go when I have a bit more time. (when... )

I love the sign shop - I can almost smell the enamels, turps and reducer!

Before my husband started his Wildlife Photography degree he made his living as an artist/signwriter.

They're like budgie's teeth round here - it's all vinyl and no skill these days. He's worked in Germany/Norway/Spain etc where they still appreciate the old skills . He still does a bit round here too if they offer enough! :):):)

 He recognised the bit there (next to the work in progress) that your mate uses for cleaning off his brush ! And the mahl stick - it looks like he makes his own like Gary used to.

Brilliant!!
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