Were you lucky enough to attend one of the MLB playoff games this month? Then you’ll want to check out TagOramic, a nifty feature on MLB.com that was built to celebrate the Fall Classic. Over the course of the playoffs, MLB has taken some absolutely massive panoramic photos of each stadium â€” and they’ve taken them at high enough resolution that you can zoom in and see each and every fan.
The site has also integrated support for Facebook Connect, so even if you didn’t get to attend one of the playoff games, you can sign in and see if any of your friends have been tagged in the photo. It sounds silly, but it’s surprisingly fun to see a shot of your friend mid-hot dog, surrounded by a sea of other fans.
The panoramic photos are actually made up of hundreds of smaller photos, which were taken over a 20 minute span at each game. Each panoramic photo has a more specific description; here’s one of them:
Panoramic image from the fourth inning of Game 1 of the World Series at AT&T Park in San Francisco, CA. Photo is made of 280 photos (28 across by 10 down) taken over a 17-minute span and merged together to make a single photo. The final hi-res file is 79,828 X 19,290 pixels or 1,539 megapixels.
One other thing to note: there’s a Like button next to each team to show how much support they’re getting on Facebook. The Giants are destroying Texas. No surprise there.