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May 08, 2012 19:28 |  #31

It's not really stitched as a single image, rather segments of the image are constructed for use by the viewer and the segments you view depend on the coordinates and magnification chosen. It is possible in the gigapan software to generate a single image file, but at the size this would be, probably difficult to find something to open it with.




  
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May 09, 2012 00:35 |  #32

I spy a gibson les paul logo the size of a building. LOL


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May 12, 2012 18:37 |  #33

I wonder how my computer with only 256gb ram would take that. I have brought this machine to its knees with much smaller 1400mp images.

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May 12, 2012 21:19 |  #34

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I wonder how my computer with only 256gb ram would take that. I have brought this machine to its knees with much smaller 1400mp images.

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Wouldnt be a big deal. As mentioned - image was taken and processed in May 2010. Dont believe it was at the time a remarkable feat of computing processing.......... Or did you just want us to know your computer has 256G of RAM ?


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May 13, 2012 03:22 |  #35

The Fox wrote in post #14422191 (external link)
I wonder how my computer with only 256gb ram would take that. I have brought this machine to its knees with much smaller 1400mp images.

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RAM for what? If you want to create images this big, RAM becomes irrelevant - effective use of a large and fast swap file is more important. -> That's how anybody can create 100+MP panoramas in Photoshop.

Now if you meant viewing, then indeed you are right: But then who would want to view such an image in one file anyway? Microsoft created something called HD view that works nicely with Microsoft ICE or actually Photoshop.
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May 16, 2012 23:53 |  #36

I was talking about when I was manually stitching in photoshop, opening 60mp files from my digital back then adding them to one large file I had created. That ate a lot of ram once it had to start to open up the images and working on them.

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May 17, 2012 12:52 |  #37

The Fox wrote in post #14443870 (external link)
I was talking about when I was manually stitching in photoshop, opening 60mp files from my digital back then adding them to one large file I had created. That ate a lot of ram once it had to start to open up the images and working on them.

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It really should still make efficient use of a temp file, though I can see why RAM is more desirable when stitching manually - quicker.
Though SSDs solve that problem, e.g. the PCI ones.


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May 17, 2012 20:24 |  #38

Wow, take 12.000 pics in two hours is very amazing


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May 17, 2012 21:20 |  #39
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Nathan wrote in post #14360864 (external link)
Any source on what program he accomplished this with? PTGui, Hugin or something more powerful?

Since he used a GigaPan EPIC Pro, he probably used their software (external link), too.


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May 28, 2012 02:04 |  #40

truly amazing.


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Jun 03, 2012 14:11 |  #41

ScubaDude wrote in post #14448364 (external link)
Since he used a GigaPan EPIC Pro, he probably used their software (external link), too.

Yeah, their software is apparently quite different from some other stitching apps (although I haven't personally used it). It's designed with this kind of stuff in mind. It's not going to work some processing miracle with your pc, this will still take a long time to process on any machine obviously. The difference is that instead of the program freaking out and freezing halfway through, (like what happens when I process large panos on an old pc using photoshop or some other programs) it will keep processing and it's just a matter of waiting.


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Jun 03, 2012 15:06 |  #42

Justaddwata wrote in post #14422719 (external link)
Or did you just want us to know your computer has 256G of RAM ?

Doesn't everyone have this much?


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Jun 04, 2012 05:19 |  #43

elogical wrote in post #14525137 (external link)
Yeah, their software is apparently quite different from some other stitching apps (although I haven't personally used it). It's designed with this kind of stuff in mind. It's not going to work some processing miracle with your pc, this will still take a long time to process on any machine obviously. The difference is that instead of the program freaking out and freezing halfway through, (like what happens when I process large panos on an old pc using photoshop or some other programs) it will keep processing and it's just a matter of waiting.

You know, I think Photoshop also keeps on working ;) - it just looks frozen. This generally occurs when Photoshop has to make use of the temp file on your harddrive as that is slow.
Bear in mind though, I have no idea what happens when you run out of tempfile space...
(Temp files can grow to tens of GB quickly)


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