A parallel Worlds

Sunday October 10 2010 / Science & Technology - Art & Design

Shot on September 8th, 2009 (after 16 months of waiting for the right weather), Paris 26 Gigapixels is the name of the biggest assembled panoramic image of the world. A gigapixel is 1 billion pixels! The image is a stitching of more than 2000 individual photos.

On the Paris 26 Gigapixels website, everyone can visit Paris and see all of the famous monuments of the French capital: the Eiffel tower, the Louvre, Beaubourg, Notre Dame de Paris, and many more. And that's to the incredible high-resolution of the image, you can zoom in and marvel at the smallest details.


Step 1: Setting up the equipment

Making this incredible image possible were: Arnaud Frich, one of the most famous panoramic photographers in France; Martin Loyer who travelled throughout the city taking photos that the main camera could not see; and Kolor, a young innovative French company that has become the reference in the image-stitching solutions.


The video above shows what is possible on the Paris 26 Gigapixels website, but it's much more fun to try it our for yourself.

Website http://www.paris-26-gigapixels.com/index-en.html

Click to learn: how he did it by photographer Arnaud Frich learn more about the project and/or visit the project's Blog

Hopefully other cities will follow.

Suggested by
Maximilian Büsser