A new kind of real estate walk-through

Photosynth takes photo home tours 3-D

SAN FRANCISCO — Real estate agents and brokers hoping to take photo slideshows to another dimension may want to give Photosynth a try.

Photosynth is free Web software that allows users to stitch photos together to create 3-D, immersive renderings that consumers can click, drag and zoom in and out of.

Photosynth is a brainchild of Microsoft’s Live Labs, a collaboration between MSN and Microsoft Research. Live Labs founder and director, Dr. Gary Flake, spoke to attendees at Real Estate Connect last week.