The Largest Picture on the Internet -- 365 Gigapixels!!

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Have you ever wondered what the largest picture on the internet is? I'm guessing no... But it is still very interesting! This photo was a panorama taken of of Mont Blanc, the tallest Mountain in Europe! Here it is (a smaller version of course!).


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If you want to see how detailed this shot is, here are a few examples:


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How big is 365 gigapixels? take a look at this image:

This image is 640 × 162 pixels. This is a total of 103,680 pixels. Let's reflect back on what some of the unit prefixes mean for a moment.

Prefix10^nNumber
kilo10^31,000
mega10^61,000,000
giga10^91,000,000,000

A gigapixel is a billion pixels!! That means that the real image is about 9645 times larger than the one shown above! That is impressive! Using a Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 II IS, a Canon 70D DSLR, and a Canon Extender 2X III on a robotic mount, a team captured 70,000 photos with over 35 hours of shooting! If the image was printed at 300 dots per inch, it would be as large as a soccer field!



You can view the picture here. The detail of this picture is amazing! It is fun to zoom in and out to see what you can find.


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Simply awesome my friend @ charlie.wilson congratulations

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Now that's a cool random fact!

I wasnt even aiming for a pun lol

Wow, that is a large image. Here are some interesting ones of cities you can scroll through. http://360gigapixels.com/

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Cool, thanks!