Capturing and Viewing Gigapixel Images

Johannes Kopf, Matt Uyttendaele, Oliver Deussen, and Michael Cohen

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 at 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.

Details

Publication typeInproceedings
Published inACM Transactions on Graphics (Proceedings of SIGGRAPH 2007)
Volume26
Number3
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc.
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