Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Mega Megapixels

Well, this is pretty cool. I came across it while searching for a new desktop picture. Here is one of those rare occasions where Flash is okay - almost useful - instead of just being used to push hideous and super-extra-annoying web ads.

This photographer has taken ridiculously enormously gigantically big digital pictures, and used something called "Zoomify" to make them clickable, zoomable and pannable. It works a lot like Google Maps, but for a photograph instead of a map.

The first one I saw was this one, a 222 megapixel photo of the ruins of Machu Picchu. Be sure to click a time or two, to zoom in.

The only other one I found on the site was a beautiful 117 megapixel picture ("12560 x 9296 pixels") of Bryce Canyon.

Oh and by the way, their Wallpapers section had just the picture I was looking for, for my desktop.


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