About us

With our high-tech instruments we make high-definition images, which give us a new way to see, to understand and to share the greatest works of art.

Haltadefinizione has assembled a vast, exclusive archive of very high definition art images. In 2006 Haltadefinizione published the world’s first 8.6 gigapixel photograph of a work of art, the Parete Gaudenziana, a mural by Gaudenzio Ferrari, in Varallo, Italy. The following year we broke that record with a 16.1 gigapixel image of The Last Supper by Leonardo da Vinci, which for some years was the largest digital image in the world. Haltadefinizione has built its distinguished professional reputation through collaborations with the world’s most important museums and institutions such as the Cenacolo Vinciano (the custodian of the Last Supper) and the Accademia di Brera, both in Milan, the Scrovegni Chapel in Padova and the Uffizi Galleries in Florence.

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Haltadefinizione’s image bank is a creative resource not only for the world of publishing, advertising, media and marketing, but also for anyone working in the arts and all kinds of cultural activities. We produce unique images for museum exhibitions, books, magazines, websites, newspapers, television and cinema, which suggest a new approach to art and how to appreciate it.


 Haltadefinizione also works with our Cultural Heritage, with several major high-definition photography projects to acquire some the most famous works in the history of Italian art.

We offer our professional services as a resource for institutional custodians, museums and other exhibitors, for scientific conservation research and for art appreciation.


Last but not least, Haltadefinizione LAB is our R&D branch, where we are constantly at work, on the hardware and software technologies for the acquision and display of the highest quality images, and to support the appreciation and conservation of the world’s cultural heritage.

 In 2017, the publishing company Franco Cosimo Panini Editore  acquired Haltadefinizione. The Panini company has built a reputation over three decades for fostering appreciation and conservation of the artistic and cultural heritage, in Italy and internationally. The merger brought together the technical skills for the acquisition and digital preservation of images with years of experience in publishing, distribution and facilitating appreciation of our cultural heritage.


2021 marks the beginning of a new era for Haltadefinizione. The company is moving into the international market with the opening of offices in Germany, in partnership with Verlag Müller, Schindler and Faksimile Verlag. This is an important step forward for Haltadefinizione, which will extend its exclusive cutting-edge new technologies and tech services to museums and cultural institutions across Europe.


Accademia Filarmonica di Verona
Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna

AMD International Sales & Services
Archivio di Stato di Modena
Arcidiocesi di Torino
Ars Electronica Linz
Art For Public
Arti Doria Pamphilj
Arti Grafiche Amilcare Pizzi
Association of Les Equipes du Rosaire
Associazione Culturale BRADAMANTE
Associazione Pietrasanta
Axa Art Versicherung
Banco Popolare
Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Ltd
Bulgari Corporation of America
Carli Produzioni
Casa Editrice francescana
Cedar Communications
ChinaMuseum International srl
Civita Servizi
Cité de la tapisserie d’Aubusson
Comitato per la Solenne Ostensione della Sindone 2010
Comitato d'amore per Casa Bossi
Comune di Bergamo - Accademia Carrara
Comune di Camerino
Comune di Città di Castello

Comune di Fontanelice
Comune di Milano
Comune di Recanati
Comune di Rossano
Comune di Verona – Museo di Castelvecchio
Comune di Vinci
Comunicare Organizzando
Consorzio di Valorizzazione Culturale “La Venaria Reale”
Curia Generalizia della Compagnia di Gesù
De Agostini Editore
Diocesi di Novara
Diocesi di Tortona
Editions de La Martinière
Editrice “Il Cerchio”
Edizioni San Paolo
Einaudi Editore
Etra Eventi d’Arte
Fascino Pgt
Fondazione Cariverona
Fondazione Museo Nazionale della Scienza
e della Tecnologia Leonardo da Vinci (Milano)
Fondazione Novara Sviluppo
Fondazione Teatro Coccia Onlus
Galleria dell’Accademia di Firenze
Gallerie di Arte Antica, Roma
Gallerie Estensi

Giunti Arte Mostre Musei
Giunti Editore
Governatorato Città del Vaticano
Gruner + Jahr AG & Co.
Istituto della Pia Società Figlie di San Paolo
Istituto Geografico De Agostini
Josè Manuel Ballester
Laterza Agorà
Latvian National Opera
Libreria Editrice Vaticana
Malteser Hilfsdienst
Ministerio De Educacion Cultura y Deporte, Spain
Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali, Italy
Museo della Sindone Onlus (Torino)
Museo nazionale di Palazzo Reale di Pisa
Museum Rietberg (Zurigo)
National Gallery Company Ltd (London)
National Geographic Society
Nobili rubinetterie
Oltre il duemila
Opéra théâtre de Metz Métropole
Opificio delle Pietre Dure di Firenze
Pinacoteca di Varallo Sesia
Presses de l'Université du Québec
Provincia di Pescara
RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana
Rcs Libri
Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa
SDACI - Scuderie Quirinale
Skira Editore
Slovene National Theatre Maribor
Solonuoviautori Edizioni
Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici della Toscana
Studio Macbeth, Inc.
Teylers Museum
Telecom Italia Media
TURRI 1870
Università degli Studi di Padova
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
Universität Potsdam
Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana (Milano)
Wonderful Education, Modena
Zanichelli Editore

Images for High Quality Art Books

Capture even the slightest details to use in your exclusive publications. Ultra high definition images can take us where the human eye has never gone before. They become essential for large format art books made for students and art lovers.

Content material for digital publishing

Masterpieces just a click away!

Fine Art Printing Services

See the advantages of ultra high definition images come together with the best fine art printing technology.

Special Edition Art Reproductions

Eureka! Even the most inaccessible works are now within reach.

Art Experience

Get inside the works, instead of merely observing them.

Dynamic Projection

A full immersion experience with art.

Reproductions of Art

Come face to face with the great works.Our printed reproductions are made at full size, or 1:1 scale. With ultra high definition scanning in gigapixel format, color reproduction is true and every minute detail is visible just as on the original object.

Customized Projects

Customized art for any kind of interior space.

Staging and Scenery

Use these powerful gigapixel images at your event to make it unique.

Contract projects

Personality, color, dynamism; artistic details that enhance any commercial space.


Unleash your creativity with gigapixel images.

Dalle immagini al footage-en

Filmati su misura che scendono nel dettaglio.

Image bank

We have more than 700 masterpieces of Italian art in HD digital format.

Tutela e sicurezza per le opere d'arte-en

Sistemi di acquisizione collaudati dall’Istituto Superiore per la Conservazione e il Restauro.

Servizi per i Beni Culturali -en

Dal restauro all'editoria: tutto ciò che possiamo fare per te.

Tecnologie per l'acquisizione-en

Affreschi, dipinti e manoscritti: per ogni opera, la giusta tecnologia di digitalizzazione.

Ricerca e sviluppo-en

Il nostro obiettivo è creare gli strumenti più avanzati per rendere eterno lo splendore delle opere d’arte.

Partner tecnologici-en

Collaboriamo con i migliori partner tecnologici per raggiungere il massimo risultato.

Enhanced Solutions for Museums and Galleries

Extraordinary images deserve an extraordinary way to explore them.

Eventi culturali e conferenze-en

Vedere le opere d’arte da una nuova prospettiva, grazie al gigapixel.

Digitalization campaigns

Digitalization is good for works of art.

Servizi per l'editoria-en

L’arte da sfogliare, nitida e precisa come l’originale.

What does Gigapixel mean?

See all the detail you want, without any loss of image quality.

Spectacular works become spectacular classroom props

Reveal the secret details of the most famous masterworks right in the classroom, with Haltadefinizione.

More than 700 masterpieces available to teachers

Try new ways of learning, in person and online.

Pinxit - bringing the arts to life in schools

A joint project of Haltadefinizione and Wonderful Education.

Digitalizzazioni su misura-en

Haltadefinizione® mette a disposizione strumenti e personale qualificato al fine di realizzare digitalizzazioni “su misura” in alta e altissima definizione andando incontro così a qualunque esigenza di personalizzazione.

Educational Entertainment

Nothing moves us more than great art.

Rights management

We are here to assist you with licensing for the use of these works.

Why gigapixel?

To fully understand a work of art you must become familiar with even its smallest details.


L’arte non passa mai di moda e dà personalità alla tua comunicazione.

Progetti con artisti-en

I Giganti-en

Oltre lo sguardo: il dipinto nel dipinto.

100% Opera d'arte-en

Le opere del desiderio, in tiratura limitata.

Musei e gallerie-en

Tutte le collezioni presenti in archivio. 

Not Painted-en

Autentici cloni d'arte.

Bookshop e librerie-en

I dettagli d’arte da conservare e regalare.

Cinema e teatro-en


Artworks in gigapixel format. Unbounded creativity.

Nuova Servizi Page-en

Digitalizzazione per le opere di piccolo formato.

Nuova Servizi Page-en

Nessuna opera è troppo grande.

Nuova Servizi Page-en

La soluzione perfetta per i libri più antichi.

Nuova Servizi Page-en

La luce giusta per ricostruire la forma.

Educational licence

Free access to gigapixel images of art

A picture is worth more than a thousand words

Choose visual language to teach about fine art, with Haltadefinizione.

Conservation, enhanced use, research

Whatever your objective, digitalization of the arts can make it happen.

Art galleries, libraries, archives and museums

Digitalization in galleries, libraries, archives and museums: the future is now.

Why is digitalization important?

Because it turns out to be very worthwhile

Gigapixel: the ultra-high definition custodian of beauty

We are the custodians and the beauty is that of Italy.

From the physical collection to the digital one

Reach a potentially limitless audience with the Haltadefinizione platform.

Face-to-face with works of art

Replicas of fine art are reproductions of works at their original size.

Real true clones

In terms of both physical form and color.

Are some works difficult to put forward?

Make fine art replicas your new strategic asset.

Art works to see... and touch!

An extraordinary opportunity to enhance the experience of the original work.

Artworks in gigapixel format for unbounded creativity

How it works

Ultra-high definition gigapixel technology

Zoom in on any detail that you want, without any loss of image quality.

Rights management

We support you with our expertise in rights management.

The Haltadefinizione image bank

More than 700 masterpieces of art in ultra-high definition gigapixel format. 

Got it!

Get inspired by more than 700 masterpieces of art in ultra-high definition gigapixel format. 

Custom replicas for any need

Works of art in any format can decorate large spaces and architecture with a touch of class.

Caring for fine art with digital technology

Now it is easier than ever.

Gigapixels: custodians of beauty

We must be actively engaged as custodians of the treasures that are handed down to us.

Why is it important to digitize works of art without removing their protective glass frames or cases?

The importance of the microclimate.

The Uffizi Gallery, The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and the Museum of the Twentieth Century

Some real-life examples.