Saturday, March 21, 2009
My LARGEST image ever
One of my favorite views of San Francisco is from Twin Peaks. I grew up within a couple of miles from this point and have not been back there for a while. Since I was in the city and the weather was pretty clear (especially for SF), I made my way up the "hill" and shot some pictures. As I drove up to the peak, I knew how I wanted to shoot the images. My goal was to capture a panoramic shot of the entire city, from the Golden Gate Bridge to South San Francisco. Well...I did that. I shot 20 vertical images (handheld) and then came home and stitched them together (using Arcsoft Panorama Maker 4 Pro ) into on MASSIVE file. Yep...that is 20 images at 21 megapixels. That would make this a 400MP image that takes 450MB on my hard drive. It is so big that Photohop won't let me save it as a JPG or PSF file. The resolution is so high that I can zoom into any of the buildings downtown and have a clear image. Totally cool! The image that you see here is 4% of the original size. If you click on the image, you can see it a little better.