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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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  • Aside from all the exciting stuff at the Mix08 conference, it was entertaining for me to watch Mark/Daniel/Crow

  • Aside from all the exciting stuff at the Mix08 conference, it was entertaining for me to watch Mark/Daniel

  • One of the coolest things shown at MIX08 was Deep Zoom. Deep Zoom is a technology that came from a technology

  • Hi, I'm using the IE8 beta, and the Hard Rock site fails to load your demo even with SilverLight installed in both "native" and "IE7" emulation modes.

    Accessing the Hard Rock site insists on downloading a ".bin" file : this is intercepted by my Internet Download Manager and downloaded. Perhaps this file must be placed in a certain directory ?

    I have all the latest .NET frameworks, updates, etc.

    Here's the error message :

    Webpage Script Errors

    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648; .NET CLR 3.5.21022)

    Timestamp: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 05:36:25 UTC

    0.

    Message: Sys.InvalidOperationException: ManagedRuntimeError error #4002 in control 'ctl00_bodyPlaceHolder_browsePlugIn': System.Exception: AG_E_UNKNOWN_ERROR

      at HardRock.Memorabilia.Silverlight.Browse.MemoViewer.image_ImageOpenFailed(Object sender, ExceptionRoutedEventArgs e)

      at System.Windows.CoreInvokeHandler.InvokeEventHandler(Int32 typeIndex, Delegate handlerDelegate, Object sender, Object args)

      at MS.Internal.JoltHelper.FireEvent(IntPtr unmanagedObj, IntPtr unmanagedObjArgs, Int32 argsTypeIndex, String eventName)

    Line: 377

    Char: 17

    Code: 0

    URI: http://memorabilia.hardrock.com/

  • One of the coolest things shown at MIX08 was Deep Zoom. Deep Zoom is a technology that came from a technology

  • by Don Burnett Over at the Expression Blend blog, Microsoft released a tool for Silverlight 2.0 to preview

  • This is interesting, but only just the beginning. From a geo-IT / web mapping solutions perspective, you'd want to be able to convert  either a single very large image (we're talking gigabytes) or an already existing cache of map tiles to the Deep Zoom file / directory structure. This seems not too hard to do, except for the .bin file, which seems important because the Silverlight control points to it. How about shedding some light on this binary file - tha t would be most welcome.

  • If you liked the Hard Rock demo from MIX , here's how you can easily build something similar yourself

  • Bill - are you able to see any Silverlight 2 content?

  • Post: Approved at: Mar-12-2008 Deep Zoom Composer This is just too cool. Works with Silverlight 2.0 to

  • Well, it was great being in Vegas a week ago - it was a great event and there were some pretty cool announcements

  • Well, it was great being in Vegas a week ago - it was a great event and there were some pretty cool announcements

  • To zapraszam tutaj: http://blogs.msdn.com/expression/archive/2008/03/05/download-the-preview-of-the-deep-zoom-composer.aspx

  • To zapraszam tutaj: http://blogs.msdn.com/expression/archive/2008/03/05/download-the-preview-of-the-deep

  • I created my Star Wars Deep Zoom preview and really liked it, but then contacted the author of the site

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