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