Epson Helps Create the Biggest Photo in the World

2010-08-03 09:06:48

Published on 2010-08-03 09:06:48

Printer ink maker Epson has teamed up with Sony and Microsoft to create the biggest photograph in the world.

The stunning photograph of Hungarian capital Budapest is "the largest ever taken in history", according to Weighing in at a whopping 70 gigapixels, the photograph dwarfs previous attempts of Prague in 18 gigapixels, Paris in 26 gigapixels and Dubai in 45 gigapixels.

The gigantic photograph is interactive – users can click on backstreets and central squares and explore the inner workings of the famous city. And easy-to-find thumbnails at the bottom of the photo help users find the city's famous hotspots.

The photo took three hours to take and much longer for it to be fully rendered, the news provider said.

Earlier this month it was claimed that Epson's printer ink cartridges are a must for any printer user. John Dicarlo, writing on Lon's Article Directory, said that by using genuine ink cartridges users (like Epson's), users will benefit from better-quality prints.

Posted by Barry Ashmore.

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