World’s Largest Photo at 26 Giga-pixels!

Perhaps this is the world’s largest photo weighing at 26 giga-pixels made from 1665 full 21.4 megapixel photos using a Canon 5D Mark II.  The 102GB of data was converted using a computer with 48 gigs of memory w/ 16 processors!

Of course, I can picture year 2020 when everyone has a 100 giga-pixel pocket digital camera.  When that time comes, we will be laughing our asses off at this.

Until then, enjoy, the world’s largest photo!  (Try clicking on one of the icons and wait for the photo to clarify!)

The picture was made with the Canon 5D mark II and a 400mm-lens. It consists of 1.665 full format pictures with 21.4 megapixel, which was recorded by a photo-robot in 172 minutes. The converting of 102 GB raw data by a computer with a main memory cache of 48 GB and 16 processors took 94 hours. With a resolution of 297.500 x 87.500 pixel (26 gigapixel) the picture is the largest in the world. (stand December 2009)

via gizmodo

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