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The 1,474 Megapixel Obama Inauguration Photo

Were you one of the 2 million people lucky enough to be present for the Obama Inauguration? Were you missing from this moment in history but would like to have a very unique souvenir? No, I’m not trying to sell you some tacky plaque, mug, or collector’s plate (for that you can head to zazzle.com). Actually, I’m not trying to sell you anything! No commisions for me, don’t worry. However, I thought you might be interested in seeing David Bergman‘s amazing 1,474 megapixel Obama Inauguration photo. If I’m not mistaken, it is the biggest picture ever taken, which is befitting for such a momentous day.

Here’s a bit of a teaser image to the real one:

To see the real interactive image, head to David Bergman’s blog.

At first glance, this photo might seem like any other, but it is not. It’s a compilation of 220 photos, taken with a Gigapan Imager. It took David Bergman’s Macbook Pro and Giganpan software more than 6 hours to put these 220 images together. If you zoom into the picture, I believe you will find the true beauty in this technology. You can distinguish even faces in a crowd of 2 million. I randomly started zooming and ended up on Joe Biden! If you were one of the lucky 2 million people present, or you know someone who was…what are you waiting for? Go ahead and zoom, zoom away!

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