See this 10 billion pixel panorama of 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'

Girl with pearl earring panorama image
(Image credit: Hirox Europe)

Ever wanted to study classic paintings in extreme detail? Well, thanks to a new high resolution 3D scan of the infamous 'Girl with a Pearl Earring', you can do. Hirox Europe is a company that specializes in produce extremely detailed, high resolution 3D scans. With its 3D digital microscope, Hiros Europe has produced an incredible 10 billion pixel panorama image of 'Girl with the Pearl Earring' painting. 

This panorama consists of 9,000 images that were stitched together to produce the final image. Hirox also took each images at various points of focus, which were stacked together to also produce a 3D render of the painting. 

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Usman Dawood

Usman is a commercial and architectural photographer based in West Yorkshire, who has been working professionally for over seven years. He has also spent over four years as a writer for the biggest photography sites in the world, including Staff Writer for Digital Camera World, senior staff writer for FStoppers, and tech writer for Petapixel. 

With a particular interest in technology developments, high-resolution imaging and the high-end cameras, Usman has been on the cutting edge of camera news as well as writing features about medium format systems and global shutters, and has reviewed some of the latest Leica cameras as well as a tripod that’s even taller than Andre the Giant!