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Microsoft this morning released an update for its popular Photosynth app, bringing the panoramic photo-stitcher to Windows Phone 8 with an expanded feature set.

The app lets users take pictures of a scene from a variety of angles and directions. It then stitches the photos together into a smooth interactive experience that can be navigated after the fact to explore the scene in 360 degrees, moving from picture to picture.

Here are the new features, as explained by the company in a blog post.

  • Lens integration – Quickly capture and view panoramas by launching Photosynth directly from the camera.
  • Ability to view shared panoramas—New sharing capabilities let other Windows Phone 8 users view your panoramas on their phone, and as always you can show off your panoramas by email, Facebook and Twitter.
  • More camera controls – Adjust for various lighting conditions by using new exposure and white balance locking options.

Photosynth, previously available for Windows Phone 7.5, is also available on the web, and an earlier version of the app is available for iPad and iPhone.

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