Frequently Asked Questions

What is a high resolution panorama ?

A high resolution panorama is a very large digital image that has up to one billion pixels.

What is a gigapixel image ?

A gigapixel image is a digital image that has more than one billion pixels.

How many megapixels is a gigapixel image ?

A gigapixel image has over 1024,000,000 pixels ! This is the equivalent to shooting with a 1000 megapixel camera. In comparison, most amateur cameras are around 18 megapixels so as you can imagine the quality difference is huge.

How is a high resolution or gigapixel image created ?

These images are created by stitching a large number of digital image files together using advanced stitching software. This produces a huge digital image file capable of very large magnification and with an incredible amount of detail.

What can this type of imagery be used for ?

High resolution panoramas and gigapixel images can be used for all forms of traditional print, or they can be displayed on-line using streaming technology. This technology breaks the large image into small image 'tiles' which load these whilst you look. This allows you to instantly view high-resolution images that are over several gigabytes in size without having to wait for large images to download.

Can you print high resolution and gigapixel images ?

Absolutely ! This type of high resolution imagery is perfect for traditional print purposes as well as for the internet. Due to the incredibly high levels of detail these images have, they can be enlarged to huge sizes whilst still retaining definition. This makes them perfect for all types of large scale applications such as billboards, wall art, exhibition prints and even building wraps.