Panorama: Strahov Library 40 Gigapixel (World’s Largest Indoor Photo) HD

The world’s largest indoor photo was taken inside the Strahov Philosophical Library in Prague, Czech Republic. It was a published by 360cities.net. The photo was taken by by it’s founder Jeffrey Martin and was shot by five days period. The 360 panoramic view of the magnificent library was clearly detailed.

The Strahov Library was located inside the Strahov Monastery in Prague. The stunning photos were actually made up of 2,947 photographs. It was an interactive for you can zoom in on parts of the room to see the books, frescos, and more importantly the super-sharp details of the baroque library.

The 2947 images were joined together to form a 40 gigapixels (40,000 megapixels); 280,000 x 140,000 pixels. Jeffrey Martin used a Canon 550D and 200mm lens; print size 23m x 11m; stitched file size 280GB; cut into 85,000 tiles for web delivery.

The Royal Canonry of Premonstratensians at Strahov is one of the oldest monasteries of the Premonstratensian Order in the world. It has been a working monastery practically ever since it was founded in 1143.

In an interview with Wired Magazine Jeffrey Martin was quoted as saying « I’ve gotten pretty good at recognizing the pattern, » he says. « If the shutter doesn’t click, I can jump up and hit pause. » He was referring to his robotically controlled camera while filming the interior of the library.

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