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|Date/Time:||20-Oct-2010 00:28:02 +0000|
|Subject:||Re: What's a Gigapixel?|
What's a label? Why categorize pano's? Just shootem' and postem'.
Sacha Griffin wrote:
> Well, it's simple.
> You could 90 ten megapixel photos stitched together and then change projections and voilà 1 gigapixel photo.
> Similar to the fact that 1 normal photo resized to gigapixel proportions does not make a gigapixel photo except under your definition.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Oct 19, 2010, at 7:42 PM, Matthew Rogers <#removed#> wrote:
>> On 19 Oct 2010, at 23:55, Sacha Griffin wrote:
>>> Maybe so, but then you have to accept the fact that a normal gigapixel
>>> panoramic is going to be a heckuva lot sharper than a spherical gigapixel
>>> panorama, unless you wanna compare 6 cubefaces.
>> So, what does the projection, sharpness or content have to do with simple numbers ? Where not talking about anything other than the number of pixels that make up a gigapixel image. It amazes me that this can even be argued.
>> It's like saying my D700 isn?t really 12mp if I use a crappy non-sharp less but it might actually be 16mp if I use a super sharp Zeiss 85mm lens. Bonkers.
>>> How about instead of trying to create records, people create photos that
>>> people like viewing....
>>> Heck even 40mp will fill most of a wall...
>>> It'd be nice that people would stop wasting time stitching and try waking up
>>> earlier to catch the light or camp a scene out for whenever it comes and
>>> then stitch a moderately high resolution image that then makes magic or what
>>> some people call photography.
>>> If a gigapixel scene takes 45 minutes to shoot, you're trying to shoehorn in
>>> a whole slew of images that don't match in lighting.
>>> Now, until we have easy access to caves or imaxs for viewing full resolution
>>> photos, I might care a little more.
>>> I'm not even sure their projectors are up to the task.
>>> .end rant
>>> If a gigapixel photo was created in a forest and if no one cared was it
>>> really taken?
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: #removed# [mailto:#removed#] On
>>> Behalf Of Matthew Rogers
>>> Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 6:27 PM
>>> To: #removed#
>>> Subject: Re: [PanoToolsNG] What's a Gigapixel?
>>> No it simply is not, a 6mp camera like the D70 has images which are 3000px x
>>> 2000px or 6 million pixels hence 6 megapixels. You can look at it anyway you
>>> want but a gigapixel image has to be 1,000,000,000 pixels regardless of the
>>> projection, crop etc. If the final image doesn't have a billion pixels then
>>> it aint a gigapixel image.
>>> I do love how panoramic photographers seem to be addicted to making things
>>> more convoluted and more difficult then necessary.
>> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
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