Gigapixel panorama images (1+ billion pixels) offer outstanding resolution and are a major advance in digital imaging. Originally developed by NASA to take high resolution pictures on the moon, the technology has landed and is now at the disposal of our clients.
Using a specially made panoramic robot we are able to take thousands of images, sequentially to cover any area (panorama), and stitch the resulting images to create huge panoramic images
Gigapixel panoramas can not only be printed to huge sizes (example 30 meters) but can also be displayed on the internet and viewed within seconds using a special gigapixel viewer. The gigapixel image is cut into thousands of small tiles, that allow intelligent and fast loading. Only tiles where the viewer is looking at are loading, so as the viewer zooms in, new tiles are loaded. This process is exactly the same as Google use for there mapping technology and means instant display.
This technology is taking the internet by storm as people are able to explore buildings and vistas like never before. The ability to deep zoom anywhere in the image and not loose resolution captivates and as such websites that feature this technology have great appeal and attract more visitors.
The more images photographed to create a picture, the greater the resolution.
Gigapixel photography provides a clarity unsurpassed by any other technology. For superb resolution, this medium provides astounding images. Coupled with Facebook tagging, it enables people to be able to pick themselves out in a crowd and is ideal for festivals, sporting events and the like. (But not if you’re having a sickie and are part of the crowd because your boss can easily pick you out!)