Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Biggest online picture ever (probably) reports: [edited]

HAL9000, an Italian group that specializes in art restoration, preservation and high-resolution art photography, has created an 8.6 gigapixel image of the 1513 work entitled Parete Gaudenziana, which is over 35 feet wide and graces the interior of the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie in Varallo Sesia, Italy.

A total of 1145 frames were captured during a 13-hour shooting day on January 30, 2006. The images were then assembled and cropped to create the final image of 96,679 pixels x 89,000 pixels

The online version of the photo allows zooming and scrolling right up to full resolution.

1 comment:

Major Look said...

I bet that file took a while to save in Photoshop!

And how much memory did they allocate to the scratch disk?