Now my little stick figure drawings can actually look decent.
This is possibly the coolest thing ever.
Researchers have come up with a way of taking your stick figure drawings (and keywords), and using them to find actual images that match. Then compositing them to create the complete image you were thinking of.
Techcrunch were lucky enough to get a behind-the-scenes visit to Microsoft to have a look at Photosynth.
I mentioned it briefly in yesterday’s post
I know I’ve taken loads of pictures over the past few years.
Pictures of all sorts of places, all of different resolutions. Some taken during the day, some at night.
I have a digital picture collection that has pictures from about 6 different cameras (and thats excluded all the not-so-great pictures that were taken with Camera Phones)
The question is, what am I supposed to do with all the pictures?
I’ve had a load of them printed by MyPhotoAlbum and I’ve got a few DVD’s full of pictures, and I’ve got about 3GB of pictures on my laptop as we speak.
I was considering uploading them to Flickr, but whats the point? 99% of them wouldn’t interest anyone.
But, as usual, some very clever people have come up with a few very clever things to do with the worlds photo collections
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Some really smart people at the University of Washington have come up with a way to enhance videos by using still photo’s to fill in the details.
I have no other words for what they’ve come up with. Its pretty damn impressive.
You really have to watch the video to see the full potential of what they’re doing here…