Then, stand back while the GigaPan nods, swipes and snaps its way across the landscape. Once you've gathered the shots on your computer, the stitching software lets you choose or exclude individual shots before automatically combining them. Because the files are so large -- the photo above is 2,326 megapixels; a 2,000-shot image will weigh in around 6 gigapixels -- they're a pain to email, so upload them to gigapan.org to share with the world. GigaPan's viewer functions like Google Maps, sending only as much information as you need, and gathering more as you zoom in closer. That way it doesn't take forever to load, or to get near enough to read the expiration date on that Uncle Fatty's giveaway.