London captured in record detail

London gigapixel project /Europics

The world's highest ever definition photograph has been taken of London - so detailed that a naked woman caught in a window had to be edited out.

The London gigapixel project took six weeks to complete using high tech computer software and a powerful Fujitsu Celsius workstation with dual 6-core CPUs, 192GB of RAM, and a 4GB graphics card.

The resulting image is made from 7,886 high-resolution individual photos, adding up to an incredible 80 billion pixels, and can now be seen online at

Spokesman Bruce Pales from said: "Our picture of London was shot by photographer Jeffrey Martin over a period of three days from the top of the Centre Point building.


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