Microsoft launch Photosynth, an online imaging application that could transform the way we use and view our digital photographs

Microsoft has launched the first full working version of its ?Photosynth? application ? one that has been described as having the potential to change how we view our digital photographs forever.

As previewed in our awards issue last year, the application allows users to combine numerous exposures of one object or place into a single ?space?, which can then be navigated three dimensionally, with the viewer able to zoom in to any minutia of detail captured in the photos.

The software is a result of Microsoft acquiring Seadragon Software in 2006, with Microsoft placing Seadragon at the heart of Photosynth, thus allowing image browsing independent of the amount of data on the screen, ie. no hanging around for thumbnails to load!

To get Photosynthing yourself, visit