Pacific Coast Gallery is one of the leading galleries in the world specializing in super high-resolution large format photos, which we call MEGAs. Some of our MEGAs are over 3 gigapixels (3000 Megapixels, or 3 billion pixels), over 100 times the resolution of a normal photo.
They can be printed at wall-filling sizes, some over 100 feet wide, while retaining their sharpness. This makes our MEGAs ideal for large corporate installations where wall space is plentiful. But of course not everyone needs a 100 foot wide photo. The good news is the photos just get sharper and sharper when printed at standard living room or bedroom sizes.
Due to the complexity of creating a gigapixel photo, they are uncommon, but they aren't completely unheard of. They came into existence several years back as a curiosity, as photographic engineering projects, to see how much resolution could be jammed into a single image. Initially, they were images of anything - the subject didn't matter so much, the pixels came first. With our MEGAs, we strive to always strike the balance between art and engineering. Our goal is to ensure in the end that the image stands by itself as a beautiful image, as art, and never tries to rely solely on its photographic-engineering achievement as a photo with lots of detail but not much else.
Sure, producing a gigapixel image requires a lot more production and editing work than taking a standard photo, but that's process. And you don't enjoy process on your wall. You enjoy beauty.
Art first, pixels second.