Bill Crow's Digital Imaging & Photography Blog

News & information about Seadragon, Deep Zoom, JPEG XR and related technology

November, 2006

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Welcome to Bill Crow's Photo and Imaging Technology Blog

I'm Bill Crow, the Seadragon Group Manager at Microsoft Live Labs.  Seadragon is the multi-resolution progressive imaging technology that powers Silverlight Deep Zoom, Photosynth, and some other cool stuff.  Find out more about it at  I've also been involved (from the beginning) with the development of HD Photo, now adopted as a new International standard called JPEG XR. 

The purpose of this blog is to provide information and updates on Seadragon, Deep Zoom, JPEG XR and other related technologies, to answer questions, provide technical assistance and stimulate open conversation.  I expect there will be a wide range of topics ranging from technical details for developers to far more general discussions about photos, color, workflows and best practices for photographers and photo enthusiasts.

Your questions, comments and feedback are always welcome, either publicly via comments here on the blog or privately via the email link.


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    Introducing HD Photo

    A New Name and a New License No, it's not another file format. We have re-christened Windows Media Photo as HD Photo . We've listened closely to the feedback from our partners and customers, and in response, we have made some important changes, including...
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    Give it a Whirl By now you may have already heard of and played with Photosynth, a new Technology Preview from Microsoft Live Labs. If you haven't had a chance to try out Photosynth for yourself, trust me, you'll be glad you spent the time to check...
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