Create stunning 3D scenes with new Photosynth

Microsoft's Photosynth has been around for a few years now; it's an online app that enables you to upload a set of photos and see them converted into 3D panoramas. If you haven't paid much attention to it before, that might be down to it insisting on using Silverlight, Microsoft's own answer to Flash, and in our experience nothing quite puts us off looking at a web app like it insisting that we have to install Silverlight first.

The latest version of Photosynth, available now as a technology preview, has ditched Silverlight and is instead built using WebGL and three.js, and it's a corking piece of web technology. Here's the brains behind it, Blaise Agüera y Arcas, explaining all at TEDGlobal 2013:

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