Creation Of Paris 26 Gigapixels

Paris 26 Gigapixels is a stitching of 2346 single photos showing a very high-resolution panoramic view of the French capital (354159×75570 px). Dive in the image and visit Paris like never before!

What is Paris 26 Gigapixels?

Paris 26 Gigapixels is the name of the biggest assembled panoramic image of the world. It shows Paris in a very high definition. A gigapixel is 1 billion pixels! The image is a stitching of more than 2000 individual photos. Paris 26 Gigapixels has been shot on September 8th, 2009 and is now available for eveyone at

Why 26 Gigapixels?

Just imagine what can be done with 26 billion pixels? On the website, everyone can visit Paris and see on a single image all famous monuments of the French capital. The Eiffel tower, the Louvre, Beaubourg, Notre Dame de Paris, and many more. Thanks to very deep zooming capabilities, the smallest details of Paris monuments are at anyone?s reach. What?s more, Paris 26 Gigapixels can be printed on a 6500 sq.ft support whilst keeping an excellent quality!

What about the technique?

Paris 26 Gigapixels was shot with very unique hardware: 2 Canon 5D Mark II (21.1 MP) each with a 300 mm f4.0 with a tele converter in order to get a 600mm /f8.0 needed to beat the record, mounted on a custom-made panoramic head.

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About Chris Hills CPP, CRMP

An entrepreneur with experience starting companies in the IP security video market. Chris started D3data a megapixel security video management software company. Chris sold D3data to Motorola in 2005 and became CEO of Mosaic Global Solutions, a megapixel security camera company.