Hirox Europe releases 10-billion-pixel scan of Girl with a Pearl Earring

April 2020

Today you can view a 10-billion-pixel scan of the Johannes Vermeer painting “Girl with a Pearl Earring.” Over the course of one night, the folks at Hirox captured 91,000 photos of the painting. Hirox fed the photos into a computer where their custom software took care of all the stitching. The result was a single reconstruction of the painting at 93,205 x 108,565 pixels in all.

The full scan has been made with the Hirox 3D Digital Microscope RH-2000 at the Mauritshuis in the Hague (NL) with the support of Abbie Vandivere during the technical examination “Girl in the Spotlight”

Ultra high resolution imaging of the full painting

– full automatic XYZ multi focus

– 10 billion pixel in only 1 night

– up to 1m x 1m motorized axis

With the 10-billion-pixel scan provided by Hirox, now you can see more detail than your human eye ever could otherwise. Even if you got up REAL close, close enough to touch the painting. This is almost too close.

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