26-Gigapixel Photo Sets New World Record

dresden_01.jpgCaptured in a series of 1655 images taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II camera, a man by the name of Holger Schulze captured a 26-Gigapixel photo of the cityscape in Dresden, Germany.  The camera used a 400mm lens and was mounted on a motorized head to take the shots over nearly 3 hours.

The computer that processed the RAW image files had 16 processors and 48GB of memory.  It took approximately 94 hours to stitch together all the shots into the massive 26-Gigapixel image.  You can see the entire shot, as well as zoom around the cityscape, at this website: http://www.dresden-26-gigapixels.com/dresden26GP

A similar shot of Prague, amounting to 18-Gigapixels, can be found at this website: http://www.360cities.net/prague-18-gigapixels