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Photosynth bumped to version 1.6 to improve performance


The popular Windows Phone photography app Photosynth was updated today to version 1.6, mainly to deal with stability and performance issues.

The update addresses the camera viewfinder turning green after using Photosynth, updated the camera calibration logic to properly preserve the field of view information and improvements to auto-cropping of a flat panorama for sharing or saving images to your Pictures Hub.

Photosynth is a great camera app for creating panoramic images from your Windows Phone. It's a free app for your Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices that you can grab here in the Windows Phone Store.

Thanks, ResonantEcho, for the tip!

QR: Photosynth



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chad08er says:

Error code when downloading.

Hows that when I post and then il see there is only mine comment but after 15 minutes I see someone else is first, hows that possible, not that it matters but hows that possible?

Quin 2013 says:

No one cares. You're not 12yrs old, are?

raul_junior says:

i got a network+ update on my 920 also but idk what its for

Quin 2013 says:

Its suppose to replace call & SMS options.

But it says it requires to be on a network higher than 4G, which I have lte and it still doesn't work even after rebooting.

Same thing here, the options are grayed out.

Quin 2013 says:

Yep, that's how mine is.

mrcraggle says:

Nope. Still get the green screen after making a synth.

Fiann says:

I think the green screen is an error with the phone itself. I had that several times with my original 920 after using several different apps. I got the phone replaced and the replacement has been good to me so far.

mrcraggle says:

I'm not so sure. This is the only app that does this and I've used lots of apps that make use of the lens functionality in WP8. After creating a synth, the camera will then flicker like crazy between the last photo it took and live view. Going back to the regular camera will then be green.

rodneyej says:

Ya know... WP has terrific support!!


I think the app sucks. I've tried it several times.

I agree. I tried using this app and it was terrible compared to the Nokia Panorama app.

ny_yankees says:

Its telling me "App not available. This might be because your phone software needs to be updated or the app is not available in your country/region"
I have the app, the phone is up to date and Im on Verizon. This is really weird

chad08er says:

Did that to me,back out of the app and go to the store.

Agent-P says:

George, which panorama app does that lens (the one directly above Photosynth) belong to in the header picture of the article? While I love Photosynth, I want an app solely dedicated to traditional panoramas.

Agent-P says:

Ah, yes it is. Thank you for that.

Mad MilkMan says:

If you are getting an error code "8000ffff", volume down+power to reboot phone solved that problem! Happy Synth-ing!

aaa6112 says:

I was having trouble downloading on my L920 too. So I went to the WP8 store on my laptop and installed from there.

xrs22 says:

80320011 code, boooo! Rebooted and went to the store and nothing.

deloa84 says:

Same here. I'm just going to wait it out. I uninstalled it to see if that would help. Now I don't have Photosynth :/
EDIT: Tried it again 10 minutes later and it worked...

lsmachado says:

Followed the link to update, received message "not available for your device".

lsmachado says:

Just went back in and tried again. Tapped on "attention required" and it updated.

marantaz says:

Same for my 822. Think the update is regionally being implemented and in the meantime we get the error message cuz the store says the app isn't compatible with my phone. try again tomorrow.
Edit - thanks deloa84...updating now for me too.

RobinPaul says:

Windows Phone 7.8 still at 1.1

TwoReplies says:

Release an Android version, damn it!

You had an iPhone Photosynth app before the Windows Phone got it... there's little reason not to court Android users to the service as well.

dalydose says:

Wow...Android users wanting something we have. I wasn't sure this day would ever come.

jsantana0793 says:

Yeeeeaaaa... This app is not that great, even after this update.. The images are crappy. The app is very shaky. The images don't connect properly. The iOS app is so smooth, the windows app needs more stability improvements. I have an HTC 8X

Jean80 says:

8X doesn't have a gyroscope, so it isn't as accurate as devices equipped with one (iPhone 5, Lumia 920)

Try to download "Clinometer" to see if your 8X has a gyro or not. My 8X has a gyro. Seems to depend on the version of the 8X.

TheZuneLune says:

Not available for 8X...must have been pulled.

GDannyboy says:

Error code during update.
Rebooted as had network+ update and lost WiFi. WiFi restored after reboot. Error code again, though Skype update installed fine.
Remove Photosynth and attempted install from store, error code ca101a029

cyancey says:

Error code still.

cowboy620 says:

No results for my 920 either.

This is one of my favorite apps. It is not better than the Panorama feature from Nokia. Rather it is a different take on it.

Quin 2013 says:

Wait a minute, how did you get your apps to flip sideways like that?!?!

Is that a hint of a new feature to come for wp8?

edjr07 says:

He is in lenses. In the camera.

Quin 2013 says:

Oh crap! I had no idea that was there!!!!

Thanks dude!!!!!

edjr07 says:

No problem ! Its awesome I actually use it a lot because when I take my phone out of my pocket I am already pressing the camera button down. Lenses just gives me a quick way to use the app. This is where more social networking apps should be.

Quin 2013 says:

You're right, I agree with that. Man, this just got so much better for me.

uopjo6 says:

Hate to say this as a 920 user / fan but the competition out there does much better with Panorama's. Photosynth is a welcome upgrade but it's still far from accurate and a hassle to get it right ( easy to use though, just need too much time to get it right). 

Quin 2013 says:

Are you longing to say cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeese?

Is the update for WP 7.8?

and it's best to not expect updates for MS apps on wp7.8.

I have checked it on my Omnia W but I can not see any updates

sachintp2112 says:

Camera still turns green.. Issue not  fixed...

Mngotu says:

I still kept getting a green camera screen after I used this app. I have removed it now, such a shame.