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puckhead193
Jan 25, 2009, 09:07 PM
Didn't see this posted and thought it was pretty cool...take a look (http://www.engadget.com/2009/01/25/gigapan-imager-used-to-craft-1-474-megapixel-image-of-obamas-in/)

In theory, at least, we already knew that the Gigapan Imager was capable of some amazing things. This, friends, is proof. David Bergman strapped the device and his Canon G10 onto a rail at Barack Obama's inauguration and snapped 220 images. After giving his MacBook Pro 6.5 hours to compile a two gigabyte image, he hosted it up on his website for people to zoom around on. We'll caution you -- you can easy kill a few hours checking out faces and such if you end up visiting the read link, but it's totally worth it.

link to image (http://www.gigapan.org/viewGigapan.php?id=15374&window_height=622&window_width=1009)

shfreelance
Jan 25, 2009, 09:15 PM
Big enough image!

backsidetailsli
Jan 25, 2009, 09:27 PM
nah not big enough! :rolleyes:

Abstract
Jan 26, 2009, 12:27 AM
It'll kill my internet. :o

.Andy
Jan 26, 2009, 12:29 AM
Who has found Wally? Minus points for the first person to say Obama!

SkyBell
Jan 26, 2009, 12:31 AM
Well, my browsing speeds will be shot for the next few weeks.:D

shfreelance
Jan 26, 2009, 02:33 AM
That put a dent for use Comcast users...

TheReef
Jan 26, 2009, 03:41 AM
My cursor laggged.

That's amazing, how do you do that without blurring faces on image joinings?

design-is
Jan 26, 2009, 03:59 AM
That's amazing. Shame you can't download the whole thing to keep.

WinkWink726
Jan 26, 2009, 08:50 AM
that is very impressive!

(the pic and its elevendy million megapixels!!)

GoCubsGo
Jan 26, 2009, 08:58 AM
My cursor laggged.

That's amazing, how do you do that without blurring faces on image joinings?

You can see blur where it was stitched, but it is still a very remarkable item. I was actually trying to pick out a buddy of mine that should have been in the crowd and very up close and personal to Obama. No dice for me. I'll just have to ask where he was standing.

It would be great if you can buy it.

puckhead193
Jan 26, 2009, 11:14 AM
It would be great if you can buy it.

you can buy a print
http://davidbergman.net/Obama.html

LeahM
Jan 26, 2009, 05:05 PM
Walk like and egyptian... :o

GoCubsGo
Jan 26, 2009, 05:11 PM
My cursor laggged.

That's amazing, how do you do that without blurring faces on image joinings?

you can buy a print
http://davidbergman.net/Obama.html

Cool. Not that I've been a fan of Obama, but what would have been great would be to have a photo from all other inaugurations ... I mean as they could have been had way back when.

plinden
Jan 26, 2009, 05:21 PM
That's amazing, how do you do that without blurring faces on image joinings?
There's a pair of disembodied legs just below the camera tower.

bobfitz14
Jan 26, 2009, 06:12 PM
that is nastyyy. i am by no means a photographer and i don't take a real interest into photography but that is pretty awesome.

StingerT125
Jan 26, 2009, 06:47 PM
Anybody see anybody famous?

iJohnHenry
Jan 26, 2009, 06:57 PM
I particularly like the depth, back to the Washington monument.

That's a lot of people.

EV0LUTION
Jan 27, 2009, 12:27 PM
Anybody see anybody famous?

I think i saw myself way back by the statue.:D

ethical
Jan 27, 2009, 01:23 PM
brownie points if you can find this guy:

spaceballl
Jan 27, 2009, 03:23 PM
haha wow that is awesome - I love using stitch utilities. I use Hugin.

PeterQC
Jan 27, 2009, 03:25 PM
I've found a white Macbook in there! :D

shfreelance
Jan 27, 2009, 03:29 PM
I've found a white Macbook in there! :D

lies... PICS OR GTFO!

EricNau
Jan 27, 2009, 03:35 PM
Is that Yo-Yo Ma holding an iPhone?

Good-Apollo
Jan 27, 2009, 06:43 PM
thank is nothing short of insane...

JimMacFan
Jan 27, 2009, 07:05 PM
Anyone notice Clarance Thomas sleeping??! Hysterical!

drewsof07
Jan 29, 2009, 09:39 PM
Located: MacBook Pro or PowerBook x2, iBook, Numerous iPhones. I'm still hunting though. ;)

brownie points if you can find this guy:

LOL I could make a whole PAN of brownies by the time I found him!!

scotthayes
Jan 30, 2009, 06:45 AM
you could spend hours on that.

and some funny parts too

like this one. It's on the white path at the bottom of the camera tower in the middle.