Scanning Rembrandt's “The Night Watch” at 5 µm Resolution (717 Gigapixels)

You can zoom into and pan around the full resolution scan at this Web page.

Here is a zoom into the eye of one person in the painting.

Rembrandt’s The Night Watch is on display at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. The painting is 3.63 metres by 4.37 metres, and was scanned at a resolution of 5 micrometres per pixel (by comparison a human red blood cell is around 8 micrometres in diameter), which shows individual particles of paint.