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Oct 22, 2010

Over 7,000 People Tagged in One Facebook Photo Wins a Guinness World Record

36 ultra hi-res photos taken with two Hasselblad cameras at this year's Glastonbury Festivalin England were stitched together to create a 1.3-gigapixel image. Of the 70,000 people captured, over 7,000 dirty revellers have tagged themselves on Facebook.

This has awarded the pictured, created by mobile network Orange, a Guinness World Record for most people ever tagged in an online photo. No idea what the previous record-holder for this would've been, but I imagine this is a new entry to the book.

The two Hasselblad H4D-50 cameras used cost around $30,000 each, and have 50MP sensors which resulted in the 36 photos taken in under a minute flat, and later stitched together for a photo hi-res enough for people to zoom in on every single individual, to search for themselves and friends. I wonder how many girlfriends discovered their boyfriends copping off with someone in a cider-fuelled frenzy behind their back from this photo?

46 comments:

ReggaeMaster said...

Haha, crazy, 70.000 tags...

Nyuu said...

cool

Nick said...

that reminds me college party pictures on facebook lol

MASS said...

I'd love to know what material their sensors are made of.

DaniniPanini said...

Oh cool!

Copyboy said...

That is truly amazing!!!!

Unlogic said...

hahahahaha, some people have too much free time :D :D

pissdrink said...

i think i could break this..

Paladin-Bias said...

that is hilarious

level85nerd said...

crazy so much tags :oo

Churapotatochips said...

wow that's cool

Shenani-Man said...

That's a pretty sweet Guinness record.

razortek said...

lol so useless :DDD

Donkote said...

haha that's pretty cool

happybuffet said...

nice, that's pretty sick

banon said...

this is pretty awesome. but damn that file is huge...

Applelove said...

And I still don't have a facebook page.

honkhonkpt said...

That's kind of an obscure record to break haha. I wonder if everyone that's tagged will get their names in the book!

RoodNverse said...

hmm thats cool and very hi-res lol

Chris said...

I think I see myself in that photo ...

Shelby Fox said...

Lol @ dirty revellers

Allen said...

i wonder how they tagged off of the main facebook site..

DJ Name Brands said...

Wow, 1.3 Gigapixel images. I wonder how big the filesizes must be. Next thing you know, theyll have it in 3D versions. ;)
djnb

Fuuuuuuuu said...

wow, that is crazy

Stav88os said...

Cool Story Bro!;)

iMonei said...

source? i want the whole pic

Derpy Dude said...

i want those cameras!

swizzfor said...

thats crazy!

i wish i was there

LoneIslander said...

Dam...........

AdPlusCommunications said...

holy crap that's awesome, GIGAPIXEL you said? damn thats one HUGE picture.

Ishu said...

SO COOL idea!!!! lol!!!! xD

NarwhalMinded said...

That is NUTS!

Savage Nugget said...

O wow that's crazeh! :D

Rezden said...

lol, that's crazy. I'm sure there will be more.

Randall. said...

Not the greatest achievement - I doubt anyone's even bothered to try this record before.

newdaysofglory said...

so when are the rest going to show them selves

Alixander said...

Wow, just wow.

Watt Mann said...

amazing !

Robotface Palm said...

weird record

Touch and Feel said...

Crazy!

Jackie said...

Nice, keep it up !

Random said...

wow cool

mirk said...

What a useless achievement.

Joel C Anatoli said...

Amazing!

IOnVash said...

LOL. That must have taken forever but I'm sure it will be beat sometime. Facebook users have way too much time on there hands.

Flav said...

That's huge! I wonder how they did it, did they tell them not to move?