Water has flowed under the bridges since the invention of the first photography in 1822 by the French engineerNicéphore Niepce. The photo is a media that has evolved over the decades, to offer effort effort and year by year an ever more perfect and faithful reproduction of the reality. And if today, everyone is talking about 4K in terms of digital image format, we will reveal to you today the amazing project of a Chinese company that pushes the realism the photo always further.
The startup Bigpixel recently unveiled a photo of Shanghai which has the peculiarity of having a resolution absolutely new since it borders 195 billion pixels. In short, you can zoom indecently, hundreds of meters from the initial angle, without losing quality and in details. The precision is singular: the photo integrates indeed a tool of zoom which allows you to enjoy a totally immersive virtual walk in the heart of the Chinese megalopolis.
And the zoom goes a long way: you can see passers-by in the street, life inside the apartments through the windows and even the license plates of the vehicles. To give life to this cliché out of the ordinary, society Bigpixel has taken thousands of 360-degree photos at close intervals since the Pearl of the Orient, a 468-meter television tower located in the heart of the business district of Shanghai and considered one of the largest in the world.
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All these photos were then assembled to offer a panoramic panoramic shot that offers a breathtaking view of details on Shanghai. According to Bigpixel, the assembly required no less than two months of work and thus offers the company a real blow of advertising around the world. But for the record, she does not hold the record, which is still in the hands of the university Limkokwing who realized a photo assembly of Kuala Lampur… à 846 billion pixels. Another subject that this panoramic photo of Shanghai raises: the various ethical questions that one can of course be led to ask about the private life… But that's another debate. In the meantime, we invite you to discover this unique photo of Shanghai at the disconcerting zoom!
Imagined by: Bigpixel