1. Gigapixel digital camera

well. kind of.

http://www.tawbaware.com/maxlyons/gigapixel.htm has information on stitching hundreds of photographs together to create a “1 gigapixel” image.

pretty slick, a very interesting project for sure. took two days to optimize the project.

apparently he’s been slashdotted. lovely.

an excerpt:

Introduction. This page contains what I believe to be one of the highest resolution, most detailed stitched digital imagesever created. It is the view from Bryce Point in Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. It consists of 196 separate photographs taken with a 6 megapixel digital camera, and then stitched together into one seamless composite. The final image is 40,784 x 26,800 pixels in size, and contains about 1.09 billion pixels…a little more than one gigapixel. I have been unable to find any record of a higher resolution photographic (i.e. non-scientific) digital image that has been created without resizing a smaller, lower resolution image or using an interpolated image.

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