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What Would you Like to See in Future Releases of Deep Zoom Composer?

What Would you Like to See in Future Releases of Deep Zoom Composer?

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Hi everyone,
After a bit of a break, we are currently getting the next preview of Deep Zoom Composer ready. While that is going through the final leg of the release process, I was wondering what you would like to see in future releases of Deep Zoom Composer?

Based on the great feedback many of you have provided on my earlier question of a similar sort, I have no doubt that you all will be forthcoming with your opinions on what works, what doesn’t, and what you like to see in future releases.

Thanks,
Kirupa :)

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  • Ok, to break the ice, I will go first:

    1. Improved Memory Management. Deep Zoom Composer takes up a lot of memory, and it takes up a lot of memory during the import process and not during the compose step. This is a major hindrance for dealing with large quantities of images.

    2. Better Collection Story. Due to the nature of collections, they don't need to be manually arranged. DZC should allow for one to import large quantities of images, pick from pre-defined templates, and then export. The chosen template will take care of arranging the images on the fly in Silverlight.

    3. Make PhotoZoom more reliable. I had to throw this one in there. Don't worry. We are working on improving this right now actually.

    Cheers!

    Kirupa :)

  • Increasing reliability and stability of uploading to Photozoom would make me very popular with my adult classes (webDotWizards) as I encourage them to upload their panorama photos to Photozoom from Deep Zoom Composer.

  • Kirupa, your suggestions are spot-on.  Since I'm using Deepzoomtools.dll, I want to see all improvements available programmatically, including the templates.  I know the lower-level things are automatic, since Composer uses the DLL, but it'd be great if you can make some of the higher-level features available as well.

    Thanks,

    John

  • I second Kirupa about the large image collections.

    Please make it easier to use DZC to compose *extremely large quantities* (i.e. 1mil) of images.

  • I want the SDK for create Deep Zoom Effect programmatically

  • Hi Sergey,

    Could you please clarify what you mean by SDK? You currently have the ability to use DeepZoomTools.dll to create your own deep zoom tiles automatically without having to fiddle with DZC.

    Time permitting, I will try to post a sample online describing some of the basics of how DeepZoomTools.dll works :)

    Cheers!

    Kirupa

  • a container format (something like smooth streaming) that warp everything in one big files and some sort of manifest file instead of thousands of small jpegs.  Any practical photo sharing site would require this.

  • Integrate ability to do the metadata thing that http://www.memorabilia.hardrock.com has done. What I mean is when you zoom into a particual part you can pass some data about what the user is looking at.

    the idea with templates is great (thanks kirupa).

    keep up the good work!

  • I liked your powerlaw zoom applications. Do you think you could wrap that into DZC. So that we have both a MSI and one(or more) overlay layers where we can put icons, markup, etc?

  • I'd like to see some more information on layouts for those of us using the API. It would be really nice to see the API aimed a people who want to create deep zoom albums online. The composer is nice, but I really want to be able to have my collections created/edited using programming.

    Thanks!

  • I'd like to see some more information on layouts for those of us using the API. It would be really nice to see the API aimed at people who want to create deep zoom albums online. The composer is nice, but I really want to be able to have my collections created/edited using programming.

    Thanks!

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  • Hi,

    I would like to see a optional setting to define the size of the output silverlight-video. Sometimes I want to have a particular size and not the standard-format the DZC is now using and there is a lot of manual work you have to do in this case right now.

    btw: great work so far! :)

    Greets from germany,

    Gordon

  • A simple way to import a power point slide deck would be nice. I'm guessing this wouldbe two hard between the dll and programming Office but I han;t got around to it. Basically each slide would be a "photo" in deep zoom composer i coudl arrange them as I want on giant canvas. It can make for a very nice interactive story board  style presentation

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