Microsoft Research: HDView, viewer for Gigapixel Images

There’s some really interesting stuff coming out of Microsoft Research at the moment. I’ve already talked about Photosynth on this blog which is an incredible technology. Microsoft have also just released into beta a new high definition panoramic viewer that can handle pictures as large as several gigapixels. Here’s a video explaining how this technology works, much like PhotoSynth I suspect it’s possibly also based on Seadragon … the results are stunning:

Video: Creating and Viewing Gigapixel Images


You can try out HDView for yourselves, here – You do have to download the plugin and it only works on XP/Vista using Internet Explorer

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