Capturing and viewing gigapixel images

Johannes Kopf, Matt Uyttendaele, Oliver Deussen, Michael F. Cohen
2007 ACM Transactions on Graphics  
Figure 1 : Three views of a 1.5 Gigapixel image. Abstract We present a system to capture and view "Gigapixel images": very high resolution, high dynamic range, and wide angle imagery consisting of several billion pixels each. A specialized camera mount, in combination with an automated pipeline for alignment, exposure compensation, and stitching, provide the means to acquire Gigapixel images with a standard camera and lens. More importantly, our novel viewer enables exploration of such images
more » ... interactive rates over a network, while dynamically and smoothly interpolating the projection between perspective and curved projections, and simultaneously modifying the tone-mapping to ensure an optimal view of the portion of the scene being viewed.
doi:10.1145/1276377.1276494 fatcat:ha52kketgvcetmibvmpgcqtgtq