Highest Resolution Image of the Earth Ever Taken

Discussion in 'iPad' started by squidkitten, Apr 23, 2012.

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    Hey guys! I don't know about you, but I like finding super high resolution images to check out on the retina display.

    Planet Earth.ca has posted what they call the highest resolution image of the Earth ever taken, which is impressive enough on any regular screen, but absolutely stunning on the new iPad's retina display!

    http://d2g9lyou3wkw5g.cloudfront.net/j+(22).jpg

    Just thought I'd share!

    (also curious as to how fast those with the LTE capable iPad were able to download this~)
     
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    Thanks for sharing...:).Going to use this one...I'm a total geek when it comes to NASA and space stuff...Off topic, but there is a new free National Geographic iPad app that has some stunning high res photos too...It's in the iTunes app store and well worth checking out.
     
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    Thanks for the tip! I'll definitely check it out. I had the advertising director from Nat Geo visit my advertising lecture last semester, and I heard they're really pouring a ton of effort into their digital content!

    Is anything in this app free, or is all subscriber only?
     
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    It's ALL FREE!!! and you can save any images you like to your camera roll...works just like the NASA app, no sub. just free. I've been paling with it all night, looks great on the new iPad too, really shows off the retina display.
     
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    Takes me a little over 2 minutes to show. Quality 1mbps internet, :p
     
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    What is it called?
     
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    Agree about the National Geographic app. It has some really nice quality images. I also have the Astronomy Picture of the Day app (if you haven't come across it). I love that astronomy photography stuff too. I've tried some astrophotography myself, but never come close to amateur images on APOD. It takes the right equipment and much practice.
     
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    Does it save them in their full image size or scaled?
     
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    It seems to allow you one image per day...Full sized...If you browse the others there is no save to photos option....It's still a good app though.
     
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    Its over a 100MB! Can someone post a more managable file size?
     
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    When you say national geographic app are you guys referring to Nat Geo Today? Cause I just tried that one, and the images are definitely NOT retina quality.
     
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    Tried sending this to my iPad by using the Dropbox app and got the message saying the format of the file is not supported. Although it is a jpg...
     
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    uh ohh... i think i just used up my monthly data plan
     
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    Thanks for sharing! but shouldn't this be in the 'Community discussion' thread?
     
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    When I save it in safari iPad. It doesn't show up on the camera roll
     
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    I apologize if it's been misplaced, I just thought it'd appeal to iPad 3 owners wanting to test out their retina display with an UHQ image :)

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    exactly my thought haha
     
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    Safari on the iPad loads the image at 1 392 x 1 392 pixels...
     
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    OMG someone just shrink it down to whatever size the ipad 3 wallpaper res (2048x2048). Setting an image that big as your wallpaper is silly.
     

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