World's largest photo! (2.5 gigapixels)

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  1. Sirin macrumors member

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    TNO has produced the largest digital panoramic photo in the world. So, what do we mean by large? After all, modern consumer cameras can easily take a picture with 5 million pixels. Well, we are talking about a photo of completely different dimensions. One with 2.5 billion pixels - that's 500 times more pixels. If this photo were printed, it would measure 6.67 m by 2.67 m (300 dpi). The photograph shows Delft and its surroundings in the autumn of 2004. It was taken from the top of the Electrical Engineering faculty of Delft University, at a height of about 100 m, by TNO.

    Technical details:
    • Final image dimensions: 78.797 x 31.565 pixels
    • Number of pixels in final image: 2,487,227,305 (2.5 gigapixel)
    • Final image file format: 24-bit colour bitmap
    • Final image file size: 7.5 GBytes
    • Number of source images: 600
    • Number of pixels in source images: 3,537,408,000 (600 images * 3008*1960)
    • Lens focal length: 400 mm (equivalent to 600 mm on a 35 mm camera)
    • Aperture: F22, Shutter speed: 1/100, ISO: 125
    • Horizontal field of view of final image: 93 degrees
    • Time required to capture component images: 1 hour and 12 minutes
    • Time required to match overlapping images: 20 hours
    • Time required to optimise project: 4 hours
    • Time required to compose the image: 3 full days using 5 high-end pcs
    • Time required to blend seams / correct misalignments / finalise image: 2 days
    • The photo was taken in Holland...
    It's very amazing how far you can zoom in...

    Direct link to photo:
    :globe: http://triton.tpd.tno.nl/gigazoom/Delft2.htm
     
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  4. count chocula macrumors 6502a

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    didnt work for me either
     
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    i clicked it, its fine. its pretty cool actually. you can zoom and what not.
     
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    This is really, really, old...as in it was posted on MR over a year and a half ago. The links in the original post no longer work for whatever reason, but people liked it back then, too! :D
     
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    If you zoom enough into a person's face, you can actually see individual cells! :eek:

    Ok, maybe not, but there's a "floating car" and other odd things that happen in this photo.
     
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    it works for me now

    edit: wow, you can see the license plates on the cars perfectly. thats a cool picture
     
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    That is really really cool!
     
  15. jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, I like this picture a lot. It's fun to spot different little things about it. I think we played a "where's waldo" the last time this came up on MR.
     
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    I wish I could've found this a couple of days ago when jsw had a crappy dial-up connection, I could've posted it in a bunch of threads he was trying to moderate under a really dirty title:D :D
     
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    Wow. That is awesome. You really can zoom up on the cars license plates. I love it!
     
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    Even that slow connection was fast enough for me to ban someone. ;)

    BTW, I think it's very cool that they have someone wearing a Waldo shirt in the picture.
     
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    Awesome picture. I want my own 2.5 GP picture!
     

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