Sunday, September 18, 2011

3.2 gigabyte panorama picture?

We all know panorama pictures: a series of pictures 'stitched together' to form a very wide angle view photograph. A gigapixel photograph is not a series of photo's stitched together but a series of panorama photo's stitched together: an ├╝ber-panorama photograph! Making such a photograph manually is painstaking and not the most enlightening chore imaginable. Unless you're a monk and find peace and enlightment in repitition...
For non-monks Gigapan systems developed a robot that makes these pictures for you, and much better than you could do yourself. Here you can take a look at some pictures taken with this device. Combine these with timelapse and the freak-factor is complete...


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