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Googlie-930x487Google Gigapixel Camera

By Paul Sawers – May 17, 2016 –

Google has worked with a myriad of cultural institutions over the past five years to digitize offline exhibits and bring them to the online masses. The Google Cultural Institute has helped document the history of cinema, world wonders, the fall of the Iron Curtain, and much more.

Now, the Internet giant is going the extra mile to try to capture real-world works-of-art in all their splendor with its own custom-built gigapixel “Art Camera,” a robotic device that guides the camera automatically, designed to capture ludicrously high-resolution imagery more easily. It’s all about letting people zoom-in from home and appreciate the fine-grains of the canvas upon which a painter created their masterpiece.

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