University of Konstanz
Graduiertenkolleg / PhD Program
Computer and Information Science

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Author(s) Kopf, J., Uyttendaele, M., Deussen, O., Cohen, M.
Title Capturing and viewing gigapixel images
Abstract We present a system to capture and view "Gigapixel images": very high resolution, high dynamic range, and wide angle imagery consisting of several billion pixels each. A specialized camera mount, in combination with an automated pipeline for alignment, exposure compensation, and stitching, provide the means to acquire Gigapixel images with a standard camera and lens. More importantly, our novel viewer enables exploration of such images at interactive rates over a network, while dynamically and smoothly interpolating the projection between perspective and curved projections, and simultaneously modifying the tone-mapping to ensure an optimal view of the portion of the scene being viewed.
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