Microsoft hits an iPhone app grand slam with Photosynth

Great apps can come from anywhere. Thought  I do find it ironic that one of my favorite photography apps for the iPhone comes from competitor Microsoft.

Photosynth is an application for your phone or PC that puts multiple images together into one larger image. The cool part, the thing that really WOWED me was how it does it.

I turned on the app, told it to start taking a panorama and just moved my phone in the directions I wanted captured. No clicking the picture button, no interaction while it captures. You just move the camera around, up, down, left, right, any direction you want to capture and it gives you a green light when it wants you to hold steady for a second. Once it captures it will make the image appear a little more complete letting you know it’s time to move on.

Once you finish capturing an image you click done and Photosynth takes care of the rest for you. I’ve had so much fun creating 360 degree views of places I visit.

Oh, and did I mention the app is FREE!!! At that price I promise it’s worth trying, you will impress your friends.

Check out this Synth I made of some friends watching a move:

Amazing right?