Microsoft Debuts Photosynth Camera App for Windows Phone
Microsoft today announced the availability of Photosynth, a new camera application that can paste together 2D images to create a 3D panorama landscape. Microsoft describes the resulting image as a "full panoramic sphere" — 360 degrees both horizontally and vertically. The application automatically "sews" together individual shots to create the final image. Pictures can be shared via Microsoft's Photosynth web site, where it is easy to pan side-to-side and up-and-down, as well as via Twitter and Facebook. Photosynth for Windows Phone is a free application.
Microsoft's Pix Camera App for iOS Can Now Capture Mega-Panoramas
Dec 20, 2017
Microsoft today updated its Pix camera application or iOS devices and added several new and fun tools. First up is a function called Photosynth, which lets iPhone owners create much wider and taller panorama photos.
Facebook Turns On Support for 360-Degree Photos
Jun 9, 2016
Facebook today made it possible for people to upload and view 360-degree imagery. The tool includes support for panorama-style photos, as well as full 360-degree photos or photo spheres.
Facebook Trots Out Virtual Reality App for Samsung Gear VR
Mar 8, 2017
Facebook today announced Facebook 360 for Gear VR, a dedicated app to help Samsung device owners find and consume 360-degree Facebook content. The app is available to compatible Galaxy devices, such as the Note 5, S7, and S7 edge.
Twitter Debuts Live 360-Degree Videos
Dec 29, 2016
Twitter and Periscope plan to let broadcasters push live 360-degree video to followers on the two social networks. Twitter sees the real-time, 360-degree video as yet another way for people to interact with personalities and publishers.
LG's G6 to Carry Dual 13MP Rear Cameras
Feb 20, 2017
LG today said its forthcoming G6 flagship smartphone will include two rear-mounted cameras and a single front-facing camera in much the same vein as last year's V20. The rear cameras will each capture 13 megapixels, says LG, with one taking standard field-of-view shots and the other taking 125-degree, wide-angle shots.