Google Art Project

WOH! Includes Dutch art as well : http://www.googleartproject.com/

We are able to zoom in on the finest details.

What kind of camera was used here? Ah the street view camera.

OMG, an image that is over one gigapixel…

Google Art Project is an online compilation of high-resolution images of artworks from galleries worldwide, as well as a virtual tour of the galleries in which they are housed. The project was launched on 1 February 2011 by Google, and includes works in the Tate Gallery, London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; and the Uffizi, Florence.

The “walk-through” feature of the project uses Google’s Street View technology. The project includes 16 images over one gigapixel in size (over 1 billion pixels); the largest, Ivanov’s The Appartition of Christ to the People, is over 12 gigapixels. By comparison, a typical digital camera takes pictures at 10 megapixels, or about 1000 times smaller in area.  Read more : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_Art_Project