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posted by martyb on Thursday January 20, @08:32PM   Printer-friendly
from the fine-art dept.

AI turned a Rembrandt masterpiece into 5.6 terabytes of data:

A high-resolution image of Rembrandt's Nightwatch is now online. 717 gigapixels (yes, giga) to a claimed resolution of .0005-millimeters.

Last week the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam posted an AI-constructed, ultra-high-res image of "The Night Watch" by Rembrandt. The original piece is nearly 15 feet long and more than 12 feet high and has been under intensive restoration since the early 1900s.

They've actually reconstructed some parts that had been destroyed over the ages, based on historical records.

Is a pixel size finer than the hairs on Rembrandt's brush enough detail for you?

Previously:
(2020-05-23) Revelations About Rembrandt's Masterpiece Captured on Camera


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  • (Score: 5, Informative) by ChrisMaple on Thursday January 20, @11:58PM

    by ChrisMaple (6964) on Thursday January 20, @11:58PM (#1214390)

    Even 60 years ago, a top quality 35 mm camera's macro lens could resolve 5 microns, and microfiche lenses could do even better. Higher priced lenses and 60 years of progress have made much better lenses available. Getting down just 1 order of magnitude to the claimed 0.5 micron is not impossible or even terribly difficult if there's enough money to throw at it.

    I'm not claiming they actually did achieve that resolution, only that it's possible.

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