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So I downloaded all the Microsoft stuff MS ICE and then Photosynth and here are the results:
Step-by-step process if you’re new to it:
- Take photos of a 360 degree panorama and upload to your computer
- Create a free Photosynth account (I used my MSN login)
- Download and install MS ICE (via link to MS Photosynth website above)
- Create New Panorama in MS ICE (my 1st attempt using the ‘Structured Panorama’ didn’t work
but my 2nd attempt by just dropping the photos from the folder worked in seconds)
- Having checked that the panorama looks ok (at 1st I cropped it, but then on trying to
upload to Photosynth , it wanted the original, uncropped version
I saved it as JPEG & it was 3.40mb (surprisingly PNG file was enormous 1st time)
- Download and install Photsynth
- In MS ICE, click on the “Publish to web” button in the bottom rh corner
- Login to your Photosynth account (the one created before)
- At this point close any up/downloads in progress as you will a lot of bandwidth,
especially if it’s a large file
- Select the (large) file and upload
- Go and make a cup of tea!
- MS Photosynth doesn’t inform you of when the upload is done (the pause button
is greyed out when upload is actually complete)
- Sign in to your Photosynth and go to your Photosynth page, which should show your
beautiful panorama in 360 degrees!
If you follow those steps, within about 20 minutes, you should have a completed panorama that you
can show and share, and inspire others to do the same.
Here is the finished results of my 360 degree panorama
Those were the days. Many happy memories, which is what a camera is best for capturing. These were taken using my first digital camera and a considerable investment at the time that I thought was worth it. The camera was a Nikon Cool Pix 700, one of the first digital cameras on the market. More memories to come soon.
Last night over 100 people, my good self included, participated in a live Twitter event; to come up with songs and films/movies titles related to cricket and cricket persona. As you can see, there was much hilarity and an equal amount of creativity.
Whether you’re familiar with or whether you like cricket or not, it doesn’t matter too much. Just enjoy some of the speedily, yet cleverly, thought up Twitter talk like I did.
Saving Private Ryan Sidebottom
From Botham Sides Now
The Holy Bail
Steve McQueen in “Pavillion”
The Vaughan Identity
Life of O’Brien
Bodyline of Evidence
The Umpire Strikes Back
Lords of the Flies
Fried Graham Onions At The Whistle Stop Cafe
The Third Man
Stig of the Stump
all the Batman films of course… (set in the fictional metropolis of Botham City)
The long-off Good Friday
The Freddie Truman Show
The Warne Identity
Full Metal Cricket Bat, lead actor Lillee (Aus, 1979)
The Whole 22 Yards
It’s always good to take a walk, and even more so after a heavy rain shower, and thunder and lightning.
With the summer heat and low pressure from the south, we’d had a couple of heavy downpours, enough to make me rush into the garden and collect the washing on the line as the water was let loose from the sky.
On the way to the supermarket for some pan scrubbers that we needed, sometimes life does get more exciting than this, I came across a scene; beautiful colours. The sky lit up. It was almost as if it was on fire.
Pylons. Ah, pylons. You know there’s a pylon appreciation society, with all the different shapes and forms of pylons present in the UK, they even have their own website. Amazing. To think that that some people would devote their time and energy into such a pursuit, but they do. If we like something, we do. Fair enough; it is their gain.
I like how this looked this evening. Stalwart and unmoving. Against the elements.
A special anniversary item. Me and Shirley tied the knot 2 years ago today. Here are a few photos taken 3 years ago on our summer trip. That particular summer was amazing. We both visited Paris for the first time. We had glorious weather when it hit the mid-30s by the time we arrived in Paris from Belgium.
These were taken several miles away from home walking alongside the Grand Union canal.
The start of the good weather which has been with us for a few weeks now was with us that day.
There were a few barges moored up and even signs of life; brollies hiding inquisitive hounds.
This is the first lily of the summer season. Grown and tended with my generous care in the tub in the back garden. Let’s put all our wishes into seeing more handsome examples of the flora.
I took these in Amersham, a small, picturesque commuter town in the south of Buckinghamshire, Southern England.
The flowers were taken in the park in the town.
I took them with my Nokia X6 ( Carl Zeiss cam 5MP) which has done a very good job I think.
You can find out more about Amersham from Wikipedia here.