GigaPan technology first made a big splash during President Obama’s inauguration in 2009, where it was used to capture a rather phenomenal photograph of the crowds that gathered in the Washington Mall. Wolf Blitzer was like a kid in a candy store, and kept looking in on the progress of the picture as it evolved. Since then, amazing GigaPan images have been used to capture Major League Baseball games, the 2012 London Olympics, the Democratic National Convention, the Republican National Convention, the Discovery Space Shuttle and the Mars Rover Curiosity.
Editor’s Note: This article has been revised and updated as of October 2012.
The name GigaPan first came to national attention at President Obama's inauguration, when it was used to capture "the largest picture in the world." To the delight of all of the photo and techno geeks tuning in to the day's festivities, Wolf Blitzer and other on-air commentators kept returning to the real-time photo collage like kids in a candy store. They couldn't get enough of it and apparently, neither could viewers. And now, the hardware used to produce these awesome images is available at B&H Photo and in a choice of three flavors, no less.
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