photography

Boo.com to reincorporate: one for you Aggy

It appears that Boo has reincarnated to drag us down, once again. Of course, it won’t be possible without the help of Aggy Finn who was with them at the time*.

This is how he escaped last time:

If the contractor wages go down to 10GBP/hr again, Aggy, I shall be blaming you!!!!!

* Needless to say, most this is a pack of lies. Especially the bit about Aggy being responsible.

Photosynth CTP now on display

Live Labs has now put Photosynth on display to the public. You can’t add your own photos yet, but the interface is everything that they promised. I can’t wait to be able to use this on my own photos.

I think it will change the way I use my camera. With this interface I will still have to compose pictures that stand alone, since each picture is rendered alone on the screen. But I will be much more inclined to randomly shoot around me to try to ensure I have an overlapping montage ready for when photosynth is available on the desktop (assuming it will be). Currently it is only available as an ActiveX control for use in a browser. Does that mean that the control is to link you to images stored centrally? Is this the product that MS hopes will draw people away from Flickr to a service of their own? I hope not. I want this to replace Canon ZoomBrowser EX as the way I get to my images in future.