New Largest Photo is 26 Gigapixels of Dresden, Germany

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Trooper_One

Lush greens, renaissance buildings, it's a beautiful city!

Where would you rather have it at?  A McDonad's in some scummy part of Chicago?

 

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arkweld

they are basically stitching together images from a regular camera. With enough time anyone can make something equivalent or larger.

More impressive is the Gigapxl Project, which actually has specially designed camera capable of taking 4 gigapixel photos as single frames.

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Mista_T

Film quality is still better. A film camera can capture infinite quality images, instantly. No glitches either. Burn.

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devin3627

that is incredible.

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devin3627

that is incredible.

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devin3627

that is incredible.

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Tungil90

what's wrong with dresden?
it's a really beautiful city ;) 

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Josh Rosberg

If you look on the right side over the black roofed building across the street there is a guy with a red bookbag next to a phonebooth.  if you look to the left of that he's there again next to a van.  anyone else spot some problems stiching all the pictures together caused.

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rseding91

If you look at the various clocks they are all a little different from each other.

Also a huge one I just found - if you click the "people" link then once it zooms in if you pan up/left a little the bridge with the cars/busses on it.

It shows 4 cars and 2 busses. But if you look at them there are realy only 2 cars a and 1 bus. the other 2 cars and 1 bus are repeats.

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GoldenMonkey

The buildings in the photo looks curved like looking through the viewing glass on the other side of a door.

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vistageek

It won't let me zoom farther than 15%...lame. I wanna dl the full image.

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bigm0ney13

the new streetview????

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cschwab

I spent some time looking at the picture and it's pretty amazing.  You can zoom in on buildings and objects miles away with great qualtiy.

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dugn

Hmmm.  Perhaps they picked Dresden since it's where their main office (A.F.B. media GmbH) is located and a budding technological area since the fall of the Berlin Wall.

As another showpiece of technology, the city of Dresden worked with I.B.M. GmbH to reassemble pieces of the Frauenkirche (church) destroyed during WW II.  One of the guiding precepts for reassembly was to use as many of the original pieces as possible from the rubble lying about.  They accomplished this by using computers to reverse model each piece, where it likely landed during the bombing and put alll of the pieces together in probably one of the most complex real-life jigsaw puzzles ever. 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/hitech-jigsaw-raises-dresden-church-from-ruins-allied-bombing-left-the-frauenkirche-a-mountain-of-rubble-now-with-the-aid-of-computers-it-is-being-pieced-together-bit-by-bit-writes-steve-crawshaw-in-dresden-1510969.html

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GIJames

What's wrong with Dresden?

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fry

Good question.

Less beautiful than it was before the war, but still a beautiful city. Perhaps the author would have preferred a picture of downtown Detroit.

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