You probably heard about GigaPan recently – maybe for the first time, if you weren’t already a photo enthusiast – thanks to this widely shared and discussed image from the Obama inauguration. The GigaPan technology creates high-res gigapixel panoramic images which can then be zoomed in and out on and explored. Recently, some folks have begun doing even more interesting things with the GigaPan technology – they’ve been combining it with Microsoft Seadragon.
Take, for example, Jason of Odyssey Expeditions, who created this Seadragon Ajax viewer for GigaPan images. It’s still being worked on, but it’s pretty cool. There’s also Daniel Gasienica’s pipeline for loading up GigaPan images into the new Seadragon Mobile iPhone app. Just enter http://gigapan-mobile.appspot.com/feed/ as an RSS feed in the Seadragon Mobile app to see his GigaPan images – one being David Bergman’s Obama inauguration photo, of course.