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Interesting 2.5 billion pixel picture.

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by sapper44, Sep 1, 2005.

  1. sapper44

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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.Had this off another forum might be of interest to some.You should find it here.http://triton.tpd.tno.nl/gigazoom/Delft2.htm
     
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    Not looked at your link but I saw something that sounds like this 6 months ago. It was presented as some hi tech super resolution picture taken with a laboratory constructed camera - but when you read into it the camera res was not that special and the big image was as you said a panorama. In other words lots of images stitched together.
     
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    yeah, you can tell where it's been stitched together as some places people heads have been cut off for example...
     
  4. sapper44

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    Yes I see what you mean.Take a look at the main road on your right at the bus.
     
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    Still pretty cool

    Is this your car :)
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  6. sapper44

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    Yes must agree.Very clever how they must have done it.
     
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    if its been stitched together from many images do you think they've created a computer controled tripod mount (like they use on telescopes to track the movement of stars across the night sky) that moves the camera a few degrees between shots and then moves down to cover another line of shots etc.

    its not really a true 2.5billion pixel picture as its a conglomeration of a large number of small images, i.e its really a mass photostitch!
     
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    Still very clever.Must be a few of these about.
     

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