Installing Microsoft Photosynth on Mac – With Bootcamp

First, a small introduction on what is Microsoft Photosynth –

You can use Photosynth to transform regular digital photos into a three-dimensional, 360-degree experience. Anybody who sees your synth is put right in your shoes, sharing in your experience, with detail, clarity and scope impossible to achieve in conventional photos or videos.

Synths constitute an entirely new visual medium. Photosynth analyzes each photo for similarities to the others, and uses that data to build a model of where the photos were taken. It then re-creates the environment and uses that as a canvas on which to display the photos.

Now the question, will photosynth work and get installed in Mac?

There is only one option for that, having Bootcamp installed with Windows running in your Macbook.
If you are using Mac OS then there is nothing you can do, except waiting for Microsoft to release a version compatible for Mac and then you can use it.
Till then, MS has just given an odd statement showing they are not so cool –

Unfortunately, we’re not cool enough to run on your OS yet. We really wish we had a version of Photosynth that worked cross platform, but for now it only runs on Windows.

Trust us, as soon as we have a Mac version ready, it will be up and available on our site.

Photosynth will not work with VM software or with Parallels, and only Bootcamp is the option for Mac users. Here are the requirements given by MS –
Only Windows XP (SP2 or SP3) and Windows Vista are supported at this time. Running Windows on a Mac? Photosynth runs under Boot Camp only. Parallels and other VM software cannot run the viewer.


  1. I have already tried this in my windows laptop, and it surely reduces the computer and also the internet speed.

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