Hi-res images on Sirv

Sirv is designed to rapidly process and serve large images almost instantaneously. For best results, we recommend uploading images at least 2,500px width or height and preferably 4,000px width or height.

Sirv can zoom even larger images too. These demos show how Sirv handles images as big as 1 Gigapixel…

Gigapixel image zoom

Gigapixel images are a superb way to show beautifully detailed product images. This image is 11492px width by 8621px height. Click to zoom and drag to move the image:

A Gigapixel image is the name for any image containing at least 1 billion (1,000,000,000) pixels. They are usually created by stitching many photos together using software to make a single gigantic image.

Panoramic image zoom

Panoramic photos of places are a popular use for Gigapical images. Below is a 10,000px width panoramic image zoom, created from a 1.31MB file in less than 1 second. Click to zoom into the panorama through 5 zoom levels:

Below is an enormous 52,161px width gigapixel image zoom, created from a 75MB file. This is above the normal 32MB file size limit, to demonstrate very deep image zooming:

Sirv processed that giant image in 1 minute, which is a long time by Sirv standards. The 32MB file size limit helps keep Sirv fast and it has not been optimized for such gigantic images. However, it is possible, as this demo shows.

Once the one-off processing has completed, the images are ready to load for all future visitors.

The image above is a stitched carpet. Zoom in all the way to see each of the stitches.

Photo credit

The images in the demo’s above are courtesy of Bulent Kahraman. They go to show that as Sirv can efficiently process such enormous images, it will make fast work of your images.

Average image processing time on Sirv is just 0.15 seconds and once an image has been generated, future requests are answered in just 0.001 second.