The following “Gigapixel Images” are ultra high resolution images created by shooting hundreds of photos (or even thousands) and stitching them together to make a larger single image with greatly increased resolution.
Sevilla 111 Gigapixels is a huge panoramic and interactive photograph of Seville city, which consists of 111 billions pixels. A new worldwide record since December 2010.
This is an 80-gigapixel panoramic photo, made from 7886 individual images. This panorama was shot from the top of the Centre Point building in central London, in the summer of 2010. We hope that the varied sights and energy of London have been captured here in a way never done before, so that you can experience one of the world’s great cities – wherever you may be right now.
The photo shot over four days has 70-gigapixels. If the finished picture is ever printed, it would make a a poster 156 meters (511 feet) long and 31 meters (101 feet) tall. The amount of paper it would take would cover two apartment blocks at least 10 floors tall. To shoot the photo, two 25-megapixel Sony A900 cameras were fitted with a 400mm Minolta lens and 1.4 X teleconverters and placed on a robotic camera mount. 20,000 test images later, the file was processed to create a single interactive photo. [link]
The shot was captured over more than three hours using a Canon 7D mounted to a robotic GigaPan camera mount that uses imaging technology similar to that found on NASA’s Mars rovers. The sweeping shot is actually 4,250 individual shots cobbled together seamlessly with Autopano stitching software.[link]
One of the largest indoor photographs ever taken: 2,400 images stitched together to make a 15.5 Giga Pixel panorama. It took 3.5 hours to shoot – during which time the cathedral had completely filled up with tourists – hence the ‘half people’, floating heads etc!
See the inside of an 18th century library in Prague in 360 degrees. Read the titles on the books and enjoy the trompe l’oeil painting on the ceiling. Zoom in to the alchemist’s ink strokes and cracked leather. Can you find the secret doorway?
It was shot in early October 2009 from the top of the Zizkov TV Tower in Prague, Czech Republic in collaboration with Prague 3 town hall. A digital SLR camera and a 200mm lens were used. Hundreds of shots were shot over a few hours; these shots were then stitched together on a computer over the following few weeks.
From the same photographer who shot the 40 Gigapixel image of the Strahov Library comes a panoramic photo from the FA Cup match between Man City and Stoke City. The 10 Gigapixel image is comprised of more than 1000 photographs. If you were at the match, head on over to Wembley 360 website to tag yourself or friends within the photograph.
Gerard Maynard is an artist working in Harlem, New York. His work has been exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum, New York; John Connelly Presents, New York; Deitch Projects, New York; and D’Ameilo Terras, New York. His work can be found in the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Gerard Maynard is currently represented by John Connelly Presents, in New York.
Paris 26 Gigapixels is a stitching of 2346 single photos showing a very high-resolution panoramic view of the French capital (354159×75570 px). Dive in the image and visit Paris like never before!
Vancouver 12-Gigapixels is a 240° East-to-Northwest view of Vancouver, BC Canada taken from the Living Shangri-la Vancouver skyscraper, the tallest building in the city.
Detailed panoramic View of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) from Sugarloaf Mountain. Created from 12238 pictures and RioHK used Autopano Giga for this masterpiece.
Photographer Alfred Zhao captured this 272 gigapixel image of the Shanghai skyline using the GigaPan EPIC Pro and a Canon 7D with a 400mm f/5.6 lens and 2x teleconverter attached. He was setup and started shooting at around 8:30am and after 12,000 images were in the bag, it was just before dusk. It took months to complete image and get the final 1.09TB file uploaded.
Inside that church is pretty impressive.
This photo was made with a Nikon D300 and a Sigma 50-500mm objective. It was made of 5.000 separate photos with 12,3 Megapixel each. Because of the crop factor of 1,5x an effective focal length of 750mm was reached. With a panorama machine the photographing time amounted to 3:27 hours. 53,8 GB raw material was used. On the basis of an exact digital levelling the cut on the borders was very low for the final data format.