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Deep Zoom Composer Updated (Again!)

Deep Zoom Composer Updated (Again!)

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To address many of the issues you all had with the PhotoZoom functionality, we have released an updated preview version of Deep Zoom Composer. You can download the updated version from the following link:

dzcicon Download Deep Zoom Composer

Be sure to uninstall your current version of Deep Zoom Composer before attempting to install the latest version. The issues we fixed revolve around making the log-in screen more clear and ensuring uploads do not time out.

More specifically, you need to create an account on PhotoZoom prior to being able to upload via Deep Zoom Composer. The PhotoZoom Export tab now makes that step explicitly clear:


The second set of changes revolved around the log-in and upload difficulties many of you pointed out. We significantly increased the timeout for uploads so that most large uploads on slow connections will still succeed:


Do you have the latest build?
Because we released the updated version so quickly after we released the last one, do check to make sure you are running the latest version. You will know if you have the latest build by going to Help | About and seeing the build date, 3 August 2008:


Overall, this update is designed to make using PhotoZoom via Deep Zoom Composer usable. We think this is a great feature that makes Deep Zoom Composer more approachable by non-technical users, so please let us know if you continue having any difficulties, and we will be glad to take a look at.

Janete, Kirupa

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  • Hi Jo,

    We import the images in whatever orientation they are saved in. Exif information is something we don't read currently.

    Regarding the images that failed the stitch, would it be possible for you post them online and send me a link to them I'd be happy to take a look further and see if it is something we are doing incorrectly.

    Regarding the window resizing, thanks for that feedback - I'll see what we can do.


    Kirupa :)

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    you have mail with a link to the pics on my skydrive



  • DeepZeem 4 billion pixel restriction

  • Hello guys, I need an advice - I'd like to show a popup control (containing data from DB, other photos and etc)  with MouseHover event on some of the images , constructed as an image composition with Deep Zoom. But I can't find how to handle every one of the images , because Deep Zoom turns all my images into one. The zooming and panning in Deep Zoom is amazing, but I need to create something more than a beautiful gallery. I read a lot  - I didn't solve the problem, any suggestions? Thank you in advance

  • In a previous post I’ve showed how to automate the exporting process of a DeepZoom composition or collection.

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