Microsoft works on ten gigapixel image|
(Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 18:45 EDT)
An interesting news article from CNet News.com reports that a Microsoft researcher is working on creating a ten gigapixel image created from 1000 separate digital photos.
According to the article, Microsoft Research scientist Michael Cohen has already created shots of downtown Seattle with four gigapixels derived from 800 photos shot over a one hour period. This would surpass the current claim for the largest digital image, created by The Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO TPD) and dubbed "Gigapix". That project created a 78,797px x 31,565 pixel image with almost 2.5 gigapixel resolution in 2004, showing the town of Delft in the Netherlands.
Specific details on Cohen's images aren't available at this time, but a zoomable version of the Delft image can be seen on the TNO TPD website.