Preparing panoramas for Photosynth RRS feed

  • Question

  • At some point, I'd like to upload some panoramas to the Photosynth website. I'm wondering what sort of settings in ICE are best for this application. I'm assuming that all uploaded panoramas are interactive (allowing panning and zooming etc) which is what I want with mine. Within ICE, I assume you'd save the pano as a multi or multiple tile format? Also, what quality setting would be best? I don't want to use a huge, gigantic file size that takes ages to upload and download. Though on the other hand, I do want sufficient resolution so that the image remains reasonably sharp when people choose to zoom into it. Would the 'medium' quality setting be a good compromise?
    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 7:46 AM

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  • Ive just gone over the export options in ICE and I'm not familiar with some of the file types on offer. These include Jpeg X R Image, PNG Image and Windows Bitmap. Would any of these be suitable for interactive display in Photosynth?
    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 12:22 PM
  • None of the settings you mention apply to Photosynth uploads, they only determine file format and size of your panorama when you export it locally. File type and quality that is used for Photosynth uploads is fixed and cannot be changed.

    To upload to Photosynth you need to export from within ICE to Photosynth. It is not possible to export the panorama locally and then upload the exported image, in case you assumed this.

    • Proposed as answer by Chrysler Wednesday, February 25, 2015 2:15 PM
    Tuesday, February 24, 2015 2:50 PM
  • Ah thankyou. I assumed there were different options for quality / resolutions etc because Ive seen some variation in resolution in some panoramas Ive viewed on Photosynth. Some panos seemed quite high in resolution and I could zoom into them multiple times. There was also another pano where I could only zoom in once and sharpness dropped off noticeably when I did that. I'm assuming then that the quality / resolution is determined by the original files that are imported into ICE in the first place.

    By the way, I'm trying to upload my first 360 panorama to Photosynth right now and I'm having no success. All my signing in attempts fail. And I know I'm using the correct username (e-mail address) and password. I even changed the password through the ICE / Photosynth interface sign up process and it confirmed my new password but will not successfully sign me in with the new password. Crazy. Something is seriously wrong here.

    Ive made over 40 attempts to sign in and each one has failed.
    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:51 AM
  • Going on the advice of someone in a recent post, I turned off my computer, turned it back on and tried to sign in again in ICE. Still no luck.
    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 11:33 AM
  • I assumed there were different options for quality / resolutions etc because Ive seen some variation in resolution in some panoramas Ive viewed on Photosynth.

    The Photosynth site hosts several different types of photosynths and panoramas. For instance, there are higher-res panoramas created with ICE and low-res panoramas created by the Photosynth mobile apps. See the FAQ on photosynth.net for more info.
    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 2:14 PM
  • Ive updated some software on my pc, and downloaded the latest version of Firefox, and tried again to upload my panorama to Photosynth. It still won't work. I cannot get past the sign in stage. All my attempts at signing in are met with the message: "Could not sign in." I'm using the 32bit version of ICE with Windows 7. Anyone have any suggestions on how I can fix this problem?
    Wednesday, February 25, 2015 3:23 PM