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Photo tourism is a system for browsing large collections of photographs in 3D. Our approach takes as input large collections of images from either personal photo collections or Internet photo sharing sites (a), and automatically computes each photo's viewpoint and a sparse 3D model of the scene (b). Our photo explorer interface enables the viewer to interactively move about the 3D space by seamlessly transitioning between photographs, based on user control (c).
It is always humbling to see how forward thinking some people are. Technologies like Photosynth (Photo Tourism) and even Google Mapís Street view, all seem so cool to us today; but the fact is, folks were implementing these type of technologies well over 20 years ago.
Here is a nice example utilizing an interactive, laser disc based system, produced by MIT in 1981 [Lippman 1980].(Youíve got to love his pipe!)