A Gigapixel panorama contains more than one billion pixels or 1000 megapixels. Created from hundreds and sometimes thousands of individual photographs the level of detail in a gigapixel panorama is far greater than that seen by the human eye. Zooming in reveals whole new levels of detail.
With such high levels of detail, Gigapixel panoramas open up a whole new world of possibilities for how panoramas can be used across a whole range of applications; gigantic panoramic prints, detailed documentation of museum exhibits, Facebook and Twitter tagged event panoramas, architectural panoramas or the recording historical scenes to mention a few.
The panoramas above were commissioned by Canon to showcase the new EF 300mm f/2.8 L II lens at the 2011 Canon Pro Solutions show in London. The panoramas were printed and displayed side by side, each print being 9m wide by 2m high. The panoramas were created from 416 (x 3 for HDRi work, 1248 in total) 21 megapixel photographs and the resulting gigapixel panoramas are 85,130 pixels wide by 36,170 pixels high or just over 3 gigapixels. Be sure to view the panoramas in full screen and zoom in to see the huge levels of detail available.
If you have a project requiring Gigapixel panoramas call us on 0845 644 3605to discuss your requirements. We relish the opportunity to work on original and creative projects and would love to hear from you.