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7 World's Largest Digital Photographs

Saturday, 4 September 2010

The following are the digital photographs that have held the record for being the largest, beginning with the most recent:
1. Paris 26 Gigapixels
  • Name of project/picture: Paris 26 Gigapixels
  • Claimed by: Kolor Autopano / Arnaud Frich / Martin Loyer
  • Photograph of: Paris, France
  • Dimensions: 354159px (W) × 75570px (H)
  • Pixels: 26,763,795,630
  • Year: shooting: september 2009, public availability: March 2010

Paris 26 Gigapixels is an interactive image showing a view of the French capital and its famous monuments, from the Eiffel Tower to the Pantheon. It was shot by photographer Arnaud Frich using a custom-made panoramic head and 2 Canon 5D Mark II DSLR cameras with 300mm f4.0 lenses and two 2x tele converter (equivalent 600mm f8.0). The 2346 images of the project were then assembled using Kolor Autopano Giga software. The website was created using several technologies: Kolor Autopano Tour, KRpano and Microsoft Research's HDview.


2. Gigapixel Dresden
  • Name of project/picture: Gigapixel Dresden
  • Claimed by: A.F.B. media GmbH / Sächsische Zeitung (local newspaper)
  • Photograph from: Haus der Presse, Dresden, Germany
  • Dimensions: 297,500px (W) × 87,500px (H)
  • Size: 102 GB (raw data)
  • Pixels: 26,031,250,000
  • Year: 2009

3. Yosemite-17-Gigapixels/Glacier Point
  • Name of project/picture: Yosemite-17-Gigapixels/Glacier Point
  • Claimed by: Gerard Maynard, New York, NY, USA
  • Photograph from: Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park, CA, USA
  • Dimensions: 214,414px (W) × 80,571px (H)
  • Size: 96.5 GB
  • Pixels: 17,275,500,394
  • Year: 2008

4. Megeve valley 16.71 Gigapixels (2009)
Shot took place on February 20th, 2009 on the terrace of the 1st floor of the restaurant "Le Super Megève ", located in Rochebrune, 1754 meters (Megève, Haute Savoie, France). The panorama stretches in 180°, from left to right, from the Torraz (1930 metres) to the Aiguille du Midi (2487 meters). Are visible the village of Megève, the Aiguille du Midi, the Mont-Blanc... Assemblage of 2321 pictures of 12 million pixels stitched into a picture of 16,71 billions pixels. (217452x76846 = 16,710,316,392 Pixels).

5. The Last Supper (2007)
  • Name of project/picture: The Last Supper
  • Claimed by: HAL9000 Srl - Novara - Italy
  • Photograph of: Last Supper in the back halls of the dining hall at Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, Italy.
  • Dimensions: 172,181px (W) × 93,611px (H)
  • Size: 94.4 GB
  • Pixels: 16,118,035,591
  • Year: 2007
The 16.1 Gigapixel size was reached by HAL9000 Srl. The project "The Last Supper" was claimed to be the largest digital panoramic photo, it is a stitched photograph created merging 1677 shots from a single point into one photograph, each shot 12.2 Megapixel in size.

6. Harlem 13 Gigapixels (2007)
  • Name of project/picture: Harlem 13 Gigapixels
  • Claimed by: Gerard Maynard
  • Photograph of: Harlem, New York
  • Dimensions: 279,689px (W) × 46,901px (H)
  • Size: 48.8 GB
  • Pixels: 13,117,693,789
  • Year: 2007
The 13 Gigapixel size was reached by Gerard Maynard.
The 2045 images were taken with a Nikon D2X with 300 mm lens mounted on a modified Peace River Studios PixOrb. The stitching and exporting was done automatically by Autopano Pro.

7. Parete Gaudenziana (2006)
  • Name of project/picture: Parete Gaudenziana
  • Claimed by: HAL9000 Srl - Novara - Italy
  • Photograph of: Parete Gaudenziana in Santa Maria delle Grazie Church in Varallo (Italy)
  • Dimensions: 96,679px (W) × 89,000px (H)
  • Size: 51.6 GB
  • Pixels: 8,604,431,000
  • Year: 2006
The 8.6 Gigapixel size was reached by HAL9000 Srl.
The project Parete Gaudenziana was claimed to be the largest digital panoramic photo, it is a stitched photograph created merging 1145 shots from a single point into one photograph, each shot 12.2 Megapixel big. A story of the picture has been published by Rob Galbraith.
Credited to Wikipedia