Can You Find All The Easter Eggs In This 20 Gigapixel Image?

Digital image quality keeps improving by leaps and bounds, and some day the megapixel may be replaced by its bigger brother the gigapixel in standard digital camera technology.

Microsoft Research used their considerable talents, recent advancements in image technology, and 2,400 individual shots of the city to create a 20 gigapixel panoramic photo of Seattle for a project called Gigapixel ArtZoom.

Just to make this amazing image more fun to explore lead developer Michael Cohen decided to add some easter eggs in post for viewers to seek out, making the whole thing feel like a scavenger hunt you can participate in from the comfort of your chair. Have fun snooping around Seattle!

UPDATE- The easter eggs are all art related: artists, works of art, etc. Anything that doesn't seem to quite fit into the city is probably an easter egg, because there are over 100 hidden within this massive panorama pic!

Via Gizmodo


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Just figured out the easter eggs theme - 'hidden in plain view' in the image are little scenes / public / performance art displays put on by various artists. You can explore around and when you are close to one, a pop-up will appear on the bottom right of the screen. If you want to cheat, you can just go to the 'artists' tab. I thought the Surveillance Protest was cool, especially considering how invisible it is without zooming in a long way. What I find really cool are the amazing 'action shots' captured in still - skateboarder in mid air, acrobats, the landing (or lifting?) helicopter.
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One of the easter eggs is so smart it managed to trick Zeon Santos ( the author of this post) to write "20 MEGApixel" in the headline rather than "20 GIGApixel". Do I win?!?
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