Pittsburgh GigaPortraits Showcase Art, Technology and Our City

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Kodak Camera Collection, a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from Tempus Volat’s photostream

Did you attend the Three Rivers Art Festival this year? Can you see yourself in the photograph below?

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How about now?

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Gigapixel images are created by stitching together multiple, massive, high resolution photographs to make a single digital image. The Pittsburgh Gigapanorama Project has Gigapixel panoramas of numerous cities including Pittsburgh. These include panoramas taken at this year’s Three Rivers Art Festival. You can view the images online and go from a sweeping vista of the Golden Triangle to zooming in and panning around to the point where you can make out individual festival goers.

The Pittsburgh Gigapanorama Project is inviting people: “If you were there then, find yourself.” You can also take and post close-up snap shots of whatever you discover during your explorations.

The panorama we’ve highlighted here was taken by James Albright and includes 425 images shot from the 17th floor balcony of the Trimont Building on Mt. Washington. Check out the amazing work here!

The Pittsburgh Gigapanorama Project is part of Carnegie Mellon University’s STUDIO for Creative Inquiry. The Gigapan photographic system was originally developed at CMU for NASA’s Mars Rover program.