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Panoramic Photographs—as big as they come?

Remember when a megapixel-sized photograph was big? Nowadays, the term "gigapixel" has infiltrated the digital lexicon, even though the handful of detemined, technically-oriented photographers that used it first were assumed to be joking. Now the benchmark of a billion pixels is within the reach of many, but still thought of as more of a challenge than a viable medium.

This might be changing, with the help of online programs like this. French software maker Kolor has enlisted the help of photographer Gerard Maynard to create what could be the world's largest panoramic photograph. 2045 individual images of Harlem were stitched together to create a
279,689 x 46,901 pixel photograph. Don't worry—the website won't crash your computer.

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