Thanks to advancements in technology, the first 150-gigapixel photo of Tokyo, taken from the roof of Tokyo Tower’s lower observatory, has successfully been captured. It measures 600,000 pixels wide – the maximum size of an image in Photoshop is 300,000 pixels in any dimension – which means it’s never existed as a single file. Continue reading to see the zoomable, interactive image.

Also, disk space. Various iterations of the image in progress were tens of gigabytes each. The final versions of the image are 100GB each. I had to convert that into cube faces, each of those are 80GB each.

This adds up – people say that disk space is cheap – well, it’s not!