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Download the Preview of the Deep Zoom Composer

Download the Preview of the Deep Zoom Composer

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One of the slew of new things that is being released at MIX today is the Deep Zoom Composer powertoy:

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If you have followed the Silverlight 2 Beta 1 announcements, Silverlight 2 includes support for the Deep Zoom technology to allow you to quickly and smoothly zoom in on really large images. If you want to see an amazing implementation of the Deep Zoom technology, check out the Hard Rock Memorabilia site: http://memorabilia.hardrock.com/

What is the Deep Zoom Composer?
Deep Zoom Composer allows you to quickly import your own images, arrange and position them to your liking, and export the final output as either a Deep Zoom Image or Collection that can be fed into Silverlight's MutliScaleImage control. This means that you too can use your own images and display them using our Deep Zoom technology.

Click the link below to download the free preview version:


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Because we are currently at MIX, we haven't had  a chance to write a detailed post outlining all of the cool things you can create. Rest assured, we'll be explaining more about this application in future blog posts, but until then, feel free to try this out and let us know what you think.

Cheers!
Celso, Janete, Kirupa, and Lutz

 

FYI: In case you are curious, Deep Zoom is related to the SeaDragon technology that we have been demoing in our PhotoSynth application for a while.

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  • As you saw our earlier post announcing the Deep Zoom Composer, we have created a user guide describing

  • These announcement days always make me feel a bit panicky. There's so much stuff being announced over...

  • One of the slew of new things that is being released at MIX today is the Deep Zoom Composer powertoy:

  • Will this control work on WPF too?

    Have you made the pan / zoom modular so that you can zoom in on any visual?  Does it have to be an image?

  • One of the slew of new things that is being released at MIX today is the Deep Zoom Composer powertoy

  • Joe - this control doesn't exist for WPF, so you can only use it in Silverlight.

    The pan / zoom hasn't been made modular, but if you are looking for a general pan/zoom solution, you could modify a ScrollViewer control to do so.

    The actual pan / zoom used by Silverlight's MultiScaleimage control dynamically loads and discards images to make sure unnecessary visual data isn't sent. That is more difficult to do for non-image based content :)

  • Is there any way to create a Deep Zoom with transparent PNG?

    If not, Do you have a plan for support it?

  • Wow, this is excellent!

    Do you have any plan to support another image format (ex. png) when it exports.

    Thank you!

  • How about quality options for exporting!

  • I couldn't find much in the way of documentation around this so I thought I'd post something rough here...

  • I tried a sample using deep zoom composer and refered in expression blend 2 march edition, In expression blend 2 i can see my images in design view.

    but IE shows blank screen why?

  • Dzisiejszy poranek przyniósł mnóstwo dobrych, ciekawych i zaskakujących wiadomości. Na sesję otwierającą

  • One of the cool things seen at Mix 08 today was the Deep Zoom technology. This was originally called

  • One of the cool things seen at Mix 08 today was the Deep Zoom technology. This was originally called

  • MultiScaleImage with mouse support-ish

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