Gigapixel image

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A gigapixel image is a digital image bitmap composed of one billion (109) pixels (picture elements), 1000 times the information captured by a 1 megapixel digital camera. Current technology for creating such very high-resolution images usually involves either making mosaics of a large number of high-resolution digital photographs or using a film negative as large as 12" × 9" (30 cm × 23 cm) up to 18" × 9" (46 cm × 23 cm), which is then scanned with a high-end large-format film scanner with at least 3000 dpi resolution. Only a few cameras are capable of creating a gigapixel image in a single sweep of a scene, such as the Pan-STARRS PS1 and the Gigapxl Camera.[1][2]

Gigapixel images may be of particular interest to the following:

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  1. ^ "No. 24 - 2007: PS1 Camera Installed". .ifa.hawaii.edu. Retrieved 2013-02-25. 
  2. ^ http://www.gigapxl.org/project.htm