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The 2.5 gigapixel photo

Discussion in 'Picture Gallery' started by iLikeMyiMac, Nov 18, 2004.

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    Quite Possibly the coolest thing I've seen on the internet in a long time.
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    that is really amazing. Really shows the potential of digital photography. Now I just need a new camera, 5 mp doesn't really cut it anymore. ;)
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    wow, that's amazing. i can see that guy walking on the sidewalk to the right is wearing a striped sweater.
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    Wow! Feels like in the movies were the boss always ask the techno guy to 'zoom a bit more'...

    Very impressive!
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    if you zoom to the right of the two blue towers, there is a guy loading a forklifter. there you can see how the pic was sloppy pasted together!

    still the coolest thing on the web. we could play i can see what you can't see duriong boring work hours. just paste a section in this thread and the others try to find it.........

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    It's not actually one big photo. It's 600 pictures put together in photoshop or something like that.

    Here's some interesting things:
    Floating torso
    the carbus
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    Mr. Anderson

    Yeah, I noticed that - so one pic of a guy has his head cut off :D It might be one camera, and its automating the shot sequence...still pretty damn cool and the web interface is quite slick :D

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    The reason why the head is cut off and the car merges with the bus is because there is a 7 sec time span between each picture.
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    Whether it was really one photo, or a composition of many, I just want to know . . . . How long does it take to open the file on a Mac? Once you get it open, how long does it take to "scroll" left or right 1%? God forbid you should try to apply a filter to the whole thing . . . :D

    2.5Gpixels is approx 7.5GB file size as straight RGB values. :eek:
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    I guess this guy finally got beat ;) But, he did a better job with the stitching, as there aren't as many exposure differences.
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    It takes a second to open the file in your browser using macromedia flash player. Don't worry about it.

    The only way to get rid of the exposure differences is if you got the world to stop for 1 hour and 12 minutes while you take 600 pictures.
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    OMG...the street just turned into quicksand! Where's a vine when you need one?

    This is starting to remind me of the Philadelphia Experiment.

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    Man this thing is addicting! :D If you look at some areas, you can see a difference in lighting where they spliced the many pics, but good job nonetheless.


    Is it me or is the very right edge of the photo(s) stay pixelated?

    And some of those cars on the sides really look distored, shape-wise.
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    where is Waldo ?
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    He's right here, surgically spliced together with another guy on a bike.

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    This automobile appears to be...


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    The photo appears to have made a really ugly car...or maybe that's just the car...

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    Here's the rest of the first guy's body...see! It wasn't missing...only misplaced!

    OK I'm done.

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    You know, I wonder if people didn't know that picture is actually a composite of 600 smaller photos, if they would get freaked out by all these people sinking in the road and having half bodies and such thinking that this was one large picture :rolleyes: :D
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    I had a lot of fun at that site. The interface is very slick.

    However, I find the technology here much more amazing. I just wish they let you zoom around the pictures...

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    Nah, that's a Renault. It's just ugly :D

    Oh, and LOL@ Mr ed :D
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    That is incredible :eek: :cool:

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