I do enjoy gigapan images, but I wonder if there is a commercial appeal? How much money can you make by taking gigapan images (if you want to, that is)? I mean, I would really rather look at a very large (or even just a 40x60) print, rather than zoom in on a computer screen. Is there a market for selling billboard-size prints that people can place their noses against? Maybe it's just me. I recall the guy who used a large film format camera, scanned the negatives, and got images of several gigapixel from them. Then some art gallery displayed large prints. Not sure anyone bought them. In a way that's more interesting, because the time the shutter was open, was much shorter than the time it takes to use a gigapan. I just see this as a cool novelty, but maybe it's just me. Nothing wrong with taking photos for fun or to just generally document a place, I guess. Certainly the panoramic effect, can be intoxicating...but I don't think a panoramic shot needs to be much more than half of one gigapixel...of course I'm just thinking of making a 60 or 90 inch print from the image, rather than zooming in online.