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August 22, 2008 at 10:12 AM

Photosynth users uploaded 286,689 images in first 24 hours

The Microsoft Photosynth team recapped its hectic first-day in the wild, marked by a huge wave of interest that overwhelmed the service and temporarily knocked it down. They were back up and running by late Thursday.

Here are some usage stats from the first 24 hours, posted early this morning:

“[A]s of 1AM (Pacific), more than 7727 synths have been created containing 286,689 images. Synths are coming in from around the world and many have demonstrated amazing new uses of Photosynth as a creative and visual medium. At the same time, we are seeing synthy scores rise quickly.”

A “synthy score” measures the percent of photos in a set that were linked together by Photosynth. The higher the better. The increasing scores says people are learning how to take shots specifically for the program.

How is the usability of the service?

Do you have a particularly cool synth you’ve seen or created? I’d love to link to it. Here’s one I like of the Fremont Troll.

[do action=”custom_iframe” url=”http://photosynth.net/embed.aspx?cid=e3a8e336-1b05-4b81-8747-a31b1a73986f” width=”400″ height=”300″][/do]

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