At Photoshop World 2007 in Boston, Adobe vice president of product development Dave Story spoke about the future of Photoshop while showing off a 3.1 GB photo of Boston taken from the city’s Prudential Center, a 52-story skyscraper. Provided by xRex, a studio that offers large-scale panoramic images, the 3.1 GB photo was composed of hundreds of individual 16 MP images that were stitched together. This multi-billion pixel image then allows users to zoom into the scene in a three-dimensional way to retrieve details. “You can read a license plate from the top of the Pru,” said Story.
By Barry Young
April 4, 2007