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Deep Zoom Composer Updated: Seadragon Ajax Support, New API, and more!

Deep Zoom Composer Updated: Seadragon Ajax Support, New API, and more!

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Today, we released another update to Deep Zoom Composer, and you can download it from the following location:


dzcicon Download Deep Zoom Composer

NOTE:
Be sure to uninstall any earlier versions of Deep Zoom Composer before attempting to install our new version.

Most of the work in this release has been under the hood to fix bugs and usability issues, but we did add a few features that you may find cool to use!

Seadragon Ajax Support
One of the biggest changes we made was to revamp our Export UI and provide you with the option of exporting your composition as a Seadragon Ajax project:

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If you haven’t heard about Seadragon Ajax before, it is a JavaScript-based implementation of the Deep Zoom functionality found in Silverlight. You can read more about Seadragon Ajax and the difference between this and Deep Zoom at Lutz Gerhard’s blog.

New and Improved API
Something that we’ve mentioned in the past is that we want to make it easier for all of you to integrate Deep Zoom tiling functionality into your own applications. In the past, you only had access to the command-line tools SparseImageTool.exe and ImageTool.exe.

In this release, we are moving away from the command-line tools and moving to a .NET/managed DLL that you can more easily integrate into your applications. I will be sharing more details on this DLL in a future posting, but all of Deep Zoom Composer now uses this DLL for its internal treatment of tiled images. One nice benefit of this is that you get better reliability and performance when importing and exporting images!

Updated Project Templates
In the past, we really haven’t given our project templates much attention. We are changing that with this release with more useable templates for both Silverlight and Seadragon Ajax:

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The revised templates contain bug fixes and usability issues that many of you have given us feedback on.

Numerous Bug Fixes
We deviated a bit from what we said last time that future releases will focus more on under-the-hood changes. The changes you see today are things that many of you had asked us about, so even though we are continuing to invest in stability and performance, do feel free to send us more suggestions. Some oft-asked features may find their way into a future version.

Thanks To..
As always, each Deep Zoom Composer release is a collaborative effort from individual from across Microsoft. A large part of this release relied on the efforts of Dan Cory, Melinda Minch, Lutz Gerhard, Avi Dunn , and other colleagues in Live Labs!

Cheers!
Celso Gomes, Christian Schormann, Janete Perez, Kirupa Chinnathambi

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  • This new version of Deep Zoom Composer refuses to install, complaining that a newer version is already installed.

  • Sorry to hear about that. Try uninstalling the earlier version before attempting to install this one.

  • Great, guys! I've presenting and working a lot with the previous version, and I found it hard to work with DeepZoom Composer. Mainly, it was related to DZC being unable to open previously saved dzproj files. Now it doesn't open previous files neither, so I have to rebuild all my compositions.

  • Great to see an API finally coming out! Been waiting ages for this :)

  • estou feliz da vida: o novo Deep Zoom Composer não só permite full screen como pode gerar SeaDragon Ajax,

  • Just installed the new version. Unlike previous versions it won't open projects made with a previous version (I posted a thread on your forums). I hope that is a mistake and that there will be another update that will open those projects again.

  • Miguel / Sunshine - that is a bug, for we should be able to reliably open V1.0 projects. The changes we made in the v2.0 format is to make opening projects more reliable - something the v1.0 of the format did not do properly.

  • I would like to know about the page turn and zoon in, zoon out in silverlight. I would like to know the properties and the code . I am creating in silverlight the site of my company.

  • I would like to know about the page turn and zoon in, zoon out in silverlight. I would like to know the properties and the code . I am creating in silverlight the site of my company.

  • Today, we released another update to Deep Zoom Composer, and you can download it from the following location:

  • In this issue: Jonathan van de Veen, Bart Czernicki, Tim Greenfield, Ben Waggoner, Ning Zhang, Jesse

  • A peine avons nous eu temps de prendre connaissance de l’annonce de SeaDragon Ajax , une techno en provenance

  • I wish there was a WPF control for Deep Zoom content. I'd like to stream in deep zoom content from a web server into a WPF application without a hack.

  • Hi,

    Can you please explain where the "project templates" are?  I installed the latest version of deep zoom from here, and was able to open my previous project too - but I don't see any project templates anywhere within deep zoom...

    It just gives me the option of opening a new project, or an existing one, but no templates :(  

    so....what basic step am i missing here...?  thanks

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