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About This GigapanToggle
- Taken by
- Alfred Zhao
- Explore score
- 77.97 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Sep 17, 2010
- Date taken
- Sep 06, 2010
This set of images were taken at Park Avenue in the Arches National Park. FOV (field of view) is about 150 degree horizontal and 50 degree vertical. I used a 400mm prime lens on a Canon 7D.
The Image was stitched by Autopano Giga on a dual Xeon quad-core system (8 cores) with 32G of memory and 6T of hard drive space. Stitching was done in 10 days and uploaded to gigapan in about 50 hours.
I wrote an automatic image trimmer that automatically trim the stitched image.
The image set contains 76 columns and 39 rows. I was expecting around 30G pixels, however, autopano giga emitted the final image with over 70G of pixels.
I tested a number of existing image stitching software, For a set with more than 1000 images, most of the tools have difficulty to stitch the photos. So far, autopano giga is my choice. Unfortunately, it also failed to stitch set with over 6000 images. In may 2010, I took a city landscape scene with 12,000 high quality images, I still haven't find a solution to stitch them.
One more catch, natural landscape is much easier to be stitched together. For city landscape with strong repetitive pattern on the high rise buildings, it is extremely hard when the adjacent images are almost identical.
Below are my other gigapixel images ordered by size.
www.gigapan.org/gigapans/66626/ - 272G (Shanghai, China)
www.gigapan.org/gigapans/57941/ - 43G (Round Lake, IL)
www.gigapan.org/gigapans/49265/ - 17G (Shanghai, China)
www.gigapan.org/gigapans/58980/ - 15G (Delicate Arch Lower Viewpoint at Arches National Park)
www.gigapan.org/gigapans/59054/ - 10G (Artist Point at Yellow Stone National Park)
www.gigapan.org/gigapans/59095/ - 9G (Balanced Rock at Arches National Park)
www.gigapan.org/gigapans/55552/ - 6G (Niagara Fall)
www.gigapan.org/gigapans/60510/ - 2G (Shanghai 1/100 thumbnail)
www.gigapan.org/gigapans/59044/ - 2G (Courthouse Towers at Arches National Park)
www.gigapan.org/gigapans/59142/ - 1G (Delicate Arch at Arches National Park)
www.gigapan.org/gigapans/59148/ - 1G (Delicate Arch Lower Viewpoint at Arches National Park)