The largest digital image: 8.6 billion pixel

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  1. Hires

    Hires

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    The Inventory office – dept.Cultural Property of Diocese of Novara, and HAL9000 Srl from Novara, have produced a digital

    picture of 8,6 billion pixels showing the “Parete Gaudenziana”, a fresco made by the painter Gaudenzio Ferrari dated 1513,

    which can be seen in the partition of the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, in the convent of Varallo Sesia, diocese of

    Novara and Province of Vercelli.
    The image stands at the boundaries of the modern opportunities as for the final dimensions of the digital picture. The

    picture has been created joining electronically 1145 images, each 12,2 Megapixel and 16 bit per color channel.
    The 8,6 Gigapixel digital picture of the Parete Gaudenziana can be explored in detail on the site www.haltadefinizione.com

    Technical Info

    Photo Shots: 1.145
    Computed Data: 84 GigaByte
    Computed Pixels: 13.982.996.480
    Color Depth: 16 bit per channel

    Cropped Image Size: 8.604.431.000 (w. 96.679 x h. 89.000) pixel
    Image Size before the final crop: 10.293.864.000 pixel (w. 103.560 x h. 99.400) pixel
    Size on Hard Disk of the 3x16 bit final image: 51.625.586.000 byte

    Shooted Scene Size: 10,80 m x 9,94 m (35,43 ft x 32,61 ft) corresponding to 107,35 m2 (1155,37 sqr feet).

    True Scale Resolution: 227 dpi
    Pixel Density: 80 pixel/mm2
    Linear Pixel Density: 9 pixel/mm

    Hard Disk space dedicated to 16 bit computing: 1,8 Terabyte
    Ram: 16 Gigabyte
    Processors: 4 x AMD Opteron™ 885 Dual Core 64 bit

    Shooting on January 30, 2006
    Shooting time: 13 hours
    Computing time: 3 months
    Final Image generated on June 15, 2006
     
    Hires, Oct 22, 2006
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