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About This Gigapan

Taken by
Gerald Donovan Gerald Donovan
Explore score
44.88 Gigapixels
Date added
May 02, 2010
Date taken
Apr 23, 2010

Since shooting this, I have moved on to bigger and better projects!

Check out www.dubai360.com Will open in a new tab or window - a panoramic tour of Dubai created from over half a MILLION photos.

Gigapan Comments (63)

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  1. Giga Works

    Giga Works (June 05, 2010, 10:31AM )

    @ericsto Thanks a lot Eric. Will check it and let you know. Cheers, K.

  2. Eric Stollnitz

    Eric Stollnitz (June 05, 2010, 09:00AM )

    @karimsaad: Try using Microsoft Research's Image Composite Editor (ICE). You can download it for free from research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/re dmond/groups/ivm/ice Will open in
a new tab or window/ Use the "New Structured Pano" feature to stitch a set of photos taken with a GigaPan device, then export using the Deep Zoom format to get a great viewing experience from local disk. Or publish to the Photosynth web site for a good viewing experience online. Please give us feedback on ICE using our forum at community.research.microsoft.com/f orums/112.aspx Will open in
a new tab or window

  3. Giga Works

    Giga Works (June 04, 2010, 10:13PM )

    Great Work! Impressive. One question, Does anybody know how I can view panoramas locally on any computer without the need of Gigapa.org or GigaPan Stich? Thank you . Karim

  4. Fuck fucK

    Fuck fucK (May 31, 2010, 04:08AM )

    In the far left part of the picture few cm on right side there are two cranes in the front of twin towers . The right side crane has on the top the little house for operating the crane with txt on it POTAIN and MULTIPLEX , and the POTAIN part operating room has a ladies poster on the door!!!!!:) Wov YOU ARE THE MAN with this photo! Bravo from a small photo club in Serbia "Pannonia" Jozef K

  5. Gerald Donovan

    Gerald Donovan (May 23, 2010, 03:40AM )

    @dokteriq - You can view the panorama in HDView here: research.microsoft.com/en-us/um/re dmond/groups/ivm/hdview/preview/default.html  Will
open in a new tab or window Select the Dubai 45 Gigapixel link on the right hand side, then go full screen for the best experience.

  6. Sergey Javsenkov

    Sergey Javsenkov (May 22, 2010, 02:56PM )

    awesome, great work

  7. kombizz kashani

    kombizz kashani (May 21, 2010, 06:58PM )

    great project with interesting good quality.

  8. kombizz kashani

    kombizz kashani (May 21, 2010, 06:56PM )

    Would be nice to write the list of your equipment you used for this project.

  9. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox (May 19, 2010, 08:37AM )

    Great job! Could you please tell us how long it took to stitch it?

  10. Gerald Donovan

    Gerald Donovan (May 17, 2010, 04:16AM )

    @Castillonis - Many thanks for the helpful suggestions. I'll be sure to use them all when I take the "proper" panorama towards the end of the year :)

  11. Norberto Villarreal

    Norberto Villarreal (May 16, 2010, 09:14PM )

    Wooow!!! Fantastic!!!!!! Greetings from Mexico

  12. Stoney Vintson

    Stoney Vintson (May 12, 2010, 09:08AM )

    I saw your video of the capture and I have two recommendations. One, is to use a circular polarizer. Two is to use a row pattern instead of a column pattern. The movements in pitch require the most settling time, so using a row pattern would only require pitch movements at the end of a row. Yaw movements require less settling time. At longer focal lengths enabling mirror flipup is also very beneficial.

  13. agnosticactivist

    agnosticactivist (May 11, 2010, 09:39PM )

    A truly amazing image to behold, however, the cynical side of me wonders, in the spirit of technical testing, how difficult it would be to infuse an in-focus image of foreground objects like the railing and balcony in order to render the image perfectly in an aesthetic sense.

  14. Gerald Donovan

    Gerald Donovan (May 10, 2010, 09:45PM )

    @germangonzalezgarrido - I know we've discussed this on the private messaging, but for the benefit of others: Photoshop wasn't involved in the process. Autopano Giga produced a .kro file, for which as far as I'm aware there is not a hard-coded pixel limit. This .kro file was then passed to the Gigapan Uploader which tiled it and uploaded circa 1,000,000 jpegs to the Gigapan servers.

  15. Gerald Donovan

    Gerald Donovan (May 10, 2010, 09:43PM )

    @dokteriq - As far as I'm aware, the Microsoft tools can't take a .kro file as a source. I did attempt to stitch this with ICE, but despite providing it with the matrix layout of the photos, it messed up the stitching. (I'll probably get in touch with the ICE guys and see if there's anything they can do to help, but I'm a bit busy with other things at the moment.)

  16. dokteriq

    dokteriq (May 10, 2010, 11:57AM )

    awesome picture ... horrible experience ! should have used silverlight deepzoom .... it would have worked so much better ..

  17. Aaron Mamm

    Aaron Mamm (May 10, 2010, 09:29AM )

    Where is Waldo? EXTREME EDITION.

  18. Proyecto Digital

    Proyecto Digital (May 10, 2010, 06:17AM )

    How did you generate a PSB file over 300.000px wide? I thought that the PSB limit was 300.000px!!!

  19. Payam Rahmani

    Payam Rahmani (May 07, 2010, 10:13PM )

    This pano is absolutely fantastic. Well done, Gerald.

  20. Stöcken

    Stöcken (May 07, 2010, 07:18PM )

    Very impressive. Just read an article about your work on Germany's biggest newspaper website! I like the depth of sharpness.

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