google begins digitizing renown paintings with ultra-high resolution gigapixel camera 
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google’s cultural institute announced a custom-built camera ready to travel around the world to bring people more access and a closer look at famous paintings with never-before scene detail. the ‘art camera’ produces ultra-high resolution ‘gigapixel’ images never thought were possible before. 


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google’s ‘art camera’




this allows users to access free archives with option of discovering hidden details, far beyond what is visible to the naked eye. the museum boijmans van beuningen was among the first to use the ‘art camera’ to digitize a series of artworks, including the ‘portrait of armand roulin’ by van gogh and ‘sping in vethuil’ by claude monet. 

it produces ultra-high resolution ‘gigapixel’ images


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