Our aim with Autopano is to show that high-resolution photography is now within about anyone’s reach. We hope that many such projects will come out in the future, as the number of applications of gigapixel imagery is very large.
Paris 20 Gigapixels was stitched in November and is actually 26.7 gigapixels, which still makes it the world’s largest panoramic image. However, other gigapixel images will certainly beat this record in the near future, thus it becomes more and more important to concentrate on the artistic aspect of this kind of projects. A good example of this is the image of Feldkirch, also created -and sponsored- by Autopano, that mixes gigapixel photography with embedded 360 virtual tours and localized 3D sounds.
These images put high the artistic level we have to reach with our Paris image. This is why the current phase (embedding of interactive objects and creation of the website) should take several weeks. We want the final image to be amazing!