Ever wondered how those jaw-droppingly high-resolution panoramas of landscapes, architecture and space are created? This simple yet informative video explains the technology and methodology behind gigapixel photography.
GigaPan, a joint project between NASA, Carnegie Mellon University and Google, facilitates the creation of large gigapixel composite images. GigaPan robotic mounts are available commercially and can convert most digital cameras into super high-res panorama capturing devices. These photos can be stitched, rendered and uploaded for free on GigaPan.com to be viewed as a single explorable image.
22 Gorgeous Giga Shots (and the biggest photo ever):
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