If there is one app that Microsoft fans have been jaded about not having it is Photosynth which is Microsoft’s app for creating panoramas out of multiple pictures. The bonus feature that Photosynth brings to mobile phones is not only can you create side-to-side panoramas but there is also the ability to create 360 degree pictures too. The app for Windows Phone 7 has been a long time coming because there has been a version on the iPhone for quite some time. Photosynth for Windows Phone is free in the Marketplace.
Using Photosynth on Windows Phone is simple enough because you just launch the app and after calibrating it you can touch the screen to take your first panorama. There is a box on the screen that you line up the phone with. As you hit the mark Photosynth captures the image. When you are done it will stitch the multiple pictures together to create the panorama.
After the panorama is created you can post your image to multiple locations including SkyDrive, on Photosynth’s servers (requires an account) and your own camera roll on your phone which unfortunately did not auto-upload to SkyDrive for me.
Before you post the image you will get the option to crop the image before it is posted.
Here is the result of a quick panoramic shot that I created just to test out Photosynth