Create Seamless Panoramas on Windows Phone 8, Photosynth is Here

Windows Phone 8 users have had a wish list of apps they would like on the platform for a very long time. One app that was much sought after was Photosynth.

Photosynth it is an immersive panorama app, from Microsoft, that can create 360 degree views and share them online on Facebook and Twitter using the free service. You can also publish your panoramas to Bing, where people can view the panoramas on Bing Maps and in Bing search results.

One can also view the panoramas created with the app on a dedicated site.


The app was already available for Windows phone 7.5 users but has now gained some new features. The app has been available on the iOS store for some time now.

Google had announced a similar feature Photo Sphere with the launch of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, which is also integrated directly into the camera app.

Microsoft says that these are the new features in Photosynth which is a 3 MB download.

  • Camera lens integration – Quickly capture panoramas by launching Photosynth directly from the built-in camera app lens picker
  • View shared panoramas – View panoramas shared with you via email, Facebook, or Twitter directly on your mobile device
  • More camera controls – Adjust for various lighting conditions by using new exposure and white balance locking options
  • General improvements – Enjoy an even more delightful app experience with various bug and stability fixes

The app is free and can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store.

Have an iPhone, apart from Photosynth, try these apps

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