The largest 360 ° panoramic photo in the world - 70 gigapixels!
A group of young Hungarians sponsored by giants like Epson, Microsoft and Sony have created the largest 360 ° panoramic photo in the world! The picture was taken from a 100-year-old observation tower located at the highest point in Budapest, and is more than 590,000 pixels wide and 121,000 pixels high!
In order to take the required number of shots in the shortest time, the authors of the record-breaking photo used a pair of Sony A900 cameras equipped with Minolta AF 400mm f / 4.5 APO G lenses and 1.4x teleconverters mounted on a solid tripod of their own design, but even with such an installation, shooting took over three hours. The resulting photos were merged using Autopano Giga software on a Dell Precision T7500 workstation with two Intel Xeon quad-core processors, 24 gigabytes of RAM and 6 terabytes of disk space. The stitching process took two whole days, resulting in a 200 GB KRO file, which then had to be converted to PPM format and divided into 3 parts for further processing in Photoshop.
70 Billion Pixels - Budapest (the latest version of Silverlight must be installed on your computer to view the panorama)
When printing with a resolution of 300ppi, the photo will be 156 meters long and 31 meters wide, which exceeds the length of a football field!
And although the original photo is unlikely to be printed, Epson made a 15-meter 1.5-gigapixel version of the photo and plan to put it on the Erzhebet observation station in Budapest on September 11-12, 2010. Printing was done using an Epson Stylus Pro 11880 wide format printer using Micro Piezo technology and Epson's Ulta Chrome K3 ink kit.
Also on Wikipedia you can find other similar photos: Largest photographs in the world