Just Another 600,000-Pixel-Wide, Panoramic, Zoomable Photo of Tokyo
It took photographer Jeffrey Martin two days of shooting and four months of editing to create the interactive panorama you’re about to experience. At 600,000 pixels wide, it would measure 50 meters by 100 meters if printed at photographic resolution.
Tokyo Towers is the second-largest image I’ve ever made. That’s 600,000 pixels wide. Just a reminder that your mobile phone shoots photos around 3000 pixels wide. The largest possible size of an image in Photoshop is 300,000 pixels. So, this image was very difficult to assemble into a single seamless image. In fact, it has never existed as a single image file. To view it on the web, the image is cut into more than a million little “tiles” which are loaded as needed depending on your view (similar to google maps, for example).
You can check it out and zoom about at 360Gigapixels.
Image: Zoomed out view of Tokyo Towers, by Jeffrey Martin. Select to embiggen.