Microsoft Photosynth finally comes to Windows Phone 8 devices


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