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The term HyperDetail (or Hyperdetail) was coined by Central Illinois fine art photographer Craig Stocks to describe the extraordinary amount of detail displayed in his large photographic prints. The term refers to a photograph that actually contains more detail than can be seen, even in a rather large print (three or more feet wide).
The photos are typically created using high resolution medium-format digital equipment, and many are stitched panoramas created from multiple frames. Combining multiple frames through stitching greatly increases the size, and therefor, the resolution of an image. For instance, by stitching six frames of 60 megapixels each, with 20 percent overlap, the result is an image of 200 to 300 megapixels. When printed full size, the image could easily be 10 to 20 feet wide and still retain full detail. When printed smaller, such as three to six feet wide, the print is unable to fully render all of the detail captured in the file.