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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:


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:

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:

dzcicon Download the Deep Zoom Composer

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.

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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    p.s. if you are less than 25 then I was creating similar images before you were born... author of FracTools and FracZooms

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  • Up until now, all of the Deep Zoom samples we’ve shown in this blog were of single high-resolutions

  • I've been playing around with this quite a bit but it always seems to degrade my images.  Also, why have an option to import different file formats when DZC changes then into JPGs anyway?  And surely there should be a manual compression setting?

    Cool bit of kit though...

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  • 今天看到周兄的【全面解析DeepZoom之一】酷!DeepZoom的介绍,觉得实在是酷,就开始动手做了一下,做的不好,凑合着看吧。周兄是给大家全面解析,我只是做着玩的,所以叫做简单示范……准备...

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  • 今天看到周兄的 【全面解析DeepZoom 之一】酷!Deep Zoom 的介绍,觉得实在是酷,就开始动手做了一下,做的不好,凑合着看吧。周兄是给大家全面解析,我只是做着玩的,所以叫做简单示范…… 准备

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