May 15, 2010 – The record for the World’s Largest Photo has just been broken. Awhile back I wrote about a 26 GigaPixel image that set the record as the world’s largest digital panorama. GigaPan, creators of the GigaPan EPIC Pro, announced that a 45 GigaPixel image taken of Dubai has taken the top spot as the world’s largest digital photo. If printed, this photo would be the size of nearly 1200 billboards.
Recently, photographer Gerald Donovan took a majestic image of a landscape in Dubai using the GigaPan EPIC Pro robotic camera mount. He shot the photo using a Canon 7D camera coupled with GigaPan’s EPIC Pro robotic mount, which took nearly 4,250 pictures over a three and half-hour time frame. With the help of GigaPan Engineers Randy Sargent and Paul Heckbert, they stitched together the thousands of photos into one very large image using Autopano stitching software and uploaded it to the GigaPan.org site.