Gigapixel Panoramic Images with HD View from MS Research

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HD View is a new image viewer technology developed by Microsoft Research's Interactive Visual Media Group to aid in the display and interaction with very large images. (as in Gigapixel large which equates to billions of pixels)

Check out this cool video overview of creating and viewing Gigapixel images with HD View. There's a walkthrough of the image capturing process, stitching principles and comparisons with other technologies.

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Can't wait to see a popfly mashup of HD View + Silverlight + Photosynth + Virtual Earth Smiley

Video: Creating and Viewing Gigapixel Images

As seen on James Senior's Technet blog (thanks Kirk)

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