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.5 Gigapixel Mandelbrot by stardust4ever .5 Gigapixel Mandelbrot by stardust4ever
Because bigger is always better!

Ginormous .5 Gigapixel Mandelbrot render, 23040x23040 pixels square. The resolution is not random but a fairly well rounded number achieved from multiplying 360 x 64 and just barely under the 512 megabyte bitmap limit. I had issues attempting to save bitmaps with more than 512 binary megapixels, which resulted in corrupted file. Rendered in Fractal Extreme with Panzerboy's "Smooth Shading" Plugin: sourceforge.net/projects/fxsmo… The idea was to create an Mandelbrot render so large you could zoom into it with a basic photo viewer, at least enough to see most major features in the set. You can literally see every major bulb with dozens of visible minibrots. Not recommended unless you've got a 64-bit machine with ample of RAM. Loads fine in Windows 7/8 photo viewer, and you can zoom in and out freely. Since it won't load in any web browser I've tried (IE, Firefox, or Chrome), I'm providing a direct download link to the 8-bit PNG image: fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/f/201…

I'm releasing it under a creative commons license.

Update: here is a link to the 24-bit anti-aliased version:
https:// mega.co.nz/#!r4tiyQRA!itnpruwOE7E1n7xT9M-AoL1OFaUO7-MZnKhMg93Sbm0

32-bit with alpha transparency:

https:// mega.co.nz/#!zgtiRBjD!xpbKdX8pEoEeQB51xDwMcYmtiRzNRe5n52BUgmE9w7o

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Rowratty Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
Impressive render. How long was the render time?
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stardust4ever Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
About 4 minutes. Floating point calcs are amazingly fast. I also later did a 24-bit antialiased poster render at the same resolution, but it compressed to 73 megabytes, too big to upload to DA.
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June 15, 2013
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