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The Gigalinc Project Puts You Inside the Photograph

By: Omar Yusuf - Published: Sep 18, 2011 • References: gigalinc and gizmodo
Although you may have seen those gigapixel images that seem to include every minute detail of a landscape before, you certainly haven't seen anything like the Gigalinc Project.

The resolution of a gigapixel photo is so comprehensive and sharp that, if zoomed into enough, it would reveal every trait of its chosen target. Scroll into a seemingly simple landscape shot and you'll see every grazing cow, every rock and even the blades of grass. The Gigalinc Project takes the astonishing size of gigapixel photos and lets you control it through gestures interpreted by an Xbox Kinect camera. Thus far, visitors to the University of Lincoln project have testified to feeling like Superman as they "fly" through the image, veering closer and closer to the ground.