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This article was published on May 10, 2010

    World’s Largest Digital Photo: 45 Gigapixel Panoramic of Dubai

    World’s Largest Digital Photo: 45 Gigapixel Panoramic of Dubai
    Chad Catacchio
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    Chad Catacchio

    Chad Catacchio is a contributor writing on a variety of topics in tech. He has held management positions at a number of tech companies in th Chad Catacchio is a contributor writing on a variety of topics in tech. He has held management positions at a number of tech companies in the US and China. Check out his personal blog to connect with him or follow him on Twitter (if you dare).

    Here (screenshot below) is the world’s largest digital photograph – 45 gigapixels (that’s giga not mega). The previous world’s record was 26 gigapixels. The full-blown patched together panoramic of Dubai of 4,250 smaller images would stretch across 1,200 outdoor billboards. As you can see, the world’s largest photo features the world’s tallest building as well.

    Here is a 3 min video showing just how high up a skyscraper the photographer had to go to take this shot: