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Author Topic: xRez - gigapixel images, Boston, MA image fully zoomable!  (Read 4135 times)

vegas

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xRez - gigapixel images, Boston, MA image fully zoomable!
« on: January 13, 2007, 07:13:55 AM »
Just stumbled across this site (http://xrez.com/manifest/xRez_manif.html) great detail in one photograph, I can read the street signs and see peoples faces, amazing!
edit: this is the actual Boston image --> http://www.xrez.com/boston_giga.html

taken from the J-Walk blog - http://j-walkblog.com/

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Re: xRez - gigapixel images, Boston, MA image fully zoomable!
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2007, 03:34:01 PM »
Wow that's really cool. Is it really one image and not a composite? Certainly can't see any artefacts which would suggest it's a composite image.

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Re: xRez - gigapixel images, Boston, MA image fully zoomable!
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2007, 03:45:20 PM »
so cool.

ps. please attach pictures when you make nice posts like this so we can blog them more easily.

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Re: xRez - gigapixel images, Boston, MA image fully zoomable!
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2007, 05:51:13 PM »
This is an incredible picture. I wonder how they did it. I don't think any camera could capture such detail, but making it in parts would reveal some issues with shadows, right? (since they wouldn't reflect one exact moment)

Nevertheless, i'm not sure if this is legal. The reason why satelites can't take pictures with too much detail is because it could be interpreted as invasion of privacy, afaik.
Imagine if there was someone sunbathing nude on the top of a high building. (yes, if that person was doing that, they probably WANTED to be seen, but you know what i mean)

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Re: xRez - gigapixel images, Boston, MA image fully zoomable!
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2007, 03:05:13 PM »
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I don't think any camera could capture such detail, but making it in parts would reveal some issues with shadows, right? (since they wouldn't reflect one exact moment)
Hmm, I wonder if latency happens in these kinds of cameras. I mean, what happened to this guy?
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it could be interpreted as invasion of privacy, afaik.
Imagine if there was someone sunbathing nude on the top of a high building.
and, well, this guy aint exactly nude, but for what it's worth...
noshirtman.jpg

More extremely large art, but in a decidedly different[/] vein...
http://lenser.spb.ru...panoram/pixelart.htm

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