Microsoft brings back Photosynth for iOS through Pix camera app

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Earlier this year, Microsoft decommissioned the Photosynth service, mobile apps and its website. Today, Microsoft announced that it is bringing it back as a feature inside Pix camera app for iOS devices. Photosynth will help you create photos that take in more of the perspective. You can freely pan and capture from side to side, up and down, back and forth, and even go back to the start to include any parts of the scene you may have missed.

Photosynth in Pix uses the same underlying technology that you saw in original Photosynth service. But it comes with more features allowing faster and smoother capture making use of Pix’s auto-enhancement capabilities which improve white balance, tone correction and sharpness.

Along with Photosynth feature, Microsoft is also adding a new feature called Pix Comix to Pix app. This feature identifies the most interesting frames in a video to generate a comic strip.

Pix uses its deep learning model to score and select three high-quality frames, searching specifically for non-blurry photos, faces with eyes open and interesting scenes. Pix Comix performs this AI processing on device, selecting the best frames and formatting them into a comic strip. From there, you can add and edit speech bubbles that can be moved, rotated and resized to tell your own story. 

Download the updated Pix app here from App Store.

Source: MSR

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