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Metashape - an unfortunate choice of name
« on: March 26, 2019, 10:54:55 AM »
The product is great and has improved in leaps and bounds over the years I've been using it. Keep up the good work.

However, why oh why did you choose the name "Metashape". While "Photoscan" wasn't exactly a fantastic name, at least it was memorable and also indicated what it did in the name (scanned photos, sort of). "Metashape" is just meaningless; "self-awareness of shape"??? That's got very little to do with photogrammetry. A dull, grey name that one struggles to remember.

Also unfortunate timing - last year I wrote a journal article about using photogrammetry for recording architecture and church monuments which is due to be published about now. Of course, it is called "Photoscan" in the article.