There’s a good post over on the MS Digital Memories Experience blog about how you can use the various Windows Live tools to add Geotags to photos without the need for GPS. It’s then followed with another post about linking your photos to a tour within Live Search Maps.
It got me thinking… That’s pretty cool stuff, and well done to those guys for putting it all together, but something that does all of that in a more integrated way would be so much nicer. I’m a fan of Live Photo Gallery and given there are so many other Geotagging tools out there it would seem like a great thing to add to this ‘software’ part of the Live ‘service’. Given MS’s other mapping and virtual earth tools this shouldn’t be a too hard to integrate (can you tell I don’t do development?!).
What I’d really like to see though are the things like Photosynth and Deepzoom. Photosynth still impresses the hell out me, and I can’t wait to see it working in a product form. I’ve used it in some demos at work as an example of what sort of technology we can look forward to and it always seems to capture peoples imaginations. Everyone can think up a use for it. Hopefully something will appear before too long.
Having played with the PhotoZoom site a little I reckon that would be another good addition to Live Photo Gallery. It’d certainly be a good example of Software + Services – click a button on your desktop and MS processes your photos in the background. Quite what format they’d be delivered in I’m not sure, perhaps similar to what’s on the site now, an object you can paste into an email or website. Sounds good to me.
Anyway… enough rambling from me.