Microsoft Photosynth finally comes to Windows Phone 8 devices

Daniel Bader

March 1, 2013 5:44pm


After being available for almost two years on iOS, and available as an underwhelming app on WP7.5, Microsoft’s excellent Photosynth software is now available on Windows Phone 8.

The app was initially slated for the OS’ launch in late October, but Joe Belfiore, Windows Phone team lead, said he “asked them to ‘re-do’ their UI to be a terrific lens experience and they obliged.” In other words, the app had to be retooled to be successfully integrated into the new Lens system, a feature Microsoft has been touting as especially convenient for users.

Three main improvements include:

– Lens integration – Quickly capture and view panoramas by launching Photosynth directly from the camera.
– Ability to view shared panoramas—New sharing capabilities let other Windows Phone 8 users view your panoramas on their phone, and as always you can show off your panoramas by email, Facebook and Twitter.
– More camera controls – Adjust for various lighting conditions by using new exposure and white balance locking options.

If you’re an avid photographer, perhaps as a result of a recent Lumia 920 purchase, download Photosynth for WP8 and stitch some scenes together.

Via: Windows Blog

  • Dan

    I find photosynth on ios to be better than photospere on Android. I hope Microsoft brings this to Android too. The windows phone people certainly have something to celebrate today.

    • Sebastien

      The new version is fully integrated in the camera app via lenses. The experience is top tier. Really a great app on my lumia 920.

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  • Nick P.

    Underwhelming app on phone 7.5? I don’t understand that statement..this app kix butt on the WP7 too!

  • Denns

    Won’t work on the HTC 8X – a message comes up that it’s not compatible with this device. It worked fine on my Samsung Focus S running 7.5.

  • brad

    Works great on my Samsung Ativ S. Great App.