Check out this 717 GIGAPIXEL photograph of Rembrandt’s The Night Watch!

The Night Watch rembrandt painting restoration photograph
(Image credit: The Rijksmuseum)

A research team at Rijksmuseum, the national museum of the Netherlands, has created the most detailed image ever taken of a work of art, that being Rembrandt's baroque painting The Night Watch

The photograph is a whopping 717 gigapixels in resolution, with pin-sharp clarity of the paint pigment particles. This eclipses the 44.8 gigapixel image of the same painting produced by the museum last year.

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.