Sunday, December 20, 2009

Speaking of Pixies

Ten years ago a client made me a present of the latest technotoy, a dinky little digital camera which took pictures all of 640 pixels wide.

This one's a bit bigger. It's a panorama of Dresden constructed with 1665 images of 21 megapixels each using a very powerful computer to produce the largest picture the world has yet seen - 26 gigapixels. Or the equivalent of maybe 400 trillion of my 1999 snapshots.

You don't have to spend the next 8 weeks downloading it - they've used some equally clever zooming software to allow you to see it on a fast web page.

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