October 25, 2007
Gigapixel panos through Flash
GigaPan.org is "sort of a Flickr for zoomable panoramas," notes Photoshop engineer (and Photomerge creator) John Peterson. The site makes it possible to upload & browse gigapixel-sized images, then navigate through them via a Flash interface. Here’s a shot of Adobe HQ, taken from nearby Caesar Chavez park* in downtown San José. (Bustling, isn’t it? ;-)) The site is labeled "beta," and the viewer currently leaves much to be desired (quit squirming around, dammit!), but it’s a very cool project nonetheless. [Via]
* I’m sure I walk by it all the time, but until seeing this image I never noticed the deeply gross sign in the park. Click the second of the two snapshots below the Adobe pano to read it. I’ll never think of the fountain in quite the same way.