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Deep Zoom Composer Updated to Fix an Export Related Bug

Deep Zoom Composer Updated to Fix an Export Related Bug

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Hi everyone,
We have released an update to last week’s Deep Zoom Composer release to address a fairly serious bug related to the image paths we generate during export. You can download the latest version from the following location:


dzcicon Download Deep Zoom Composer

As always, please uninstall all existing versions of Deep Zoom Composer before installing the new version.

The export related bug we fixed has to do with image tiles not loading when you export using our custom templates. If you exported using the Default template, everything worked great. To summarize the problem and the solution, if you looked at dzc_output.xml, in our earlier release, we produced URLs to images that looked as follows:

<Items>
  <I Id="0" N="0" Source="/dzc_output_images/chrysanthemum.xml">
    <Size Width="1024" Height="768" />
    <Viewport Width="2" X="-0" Y="-0" />
  </I>
  <I Id="1" N="1" Source="/dzc_output_images/desert.xml">
    <Size Width="1024" Height="768" />
    <Viewport Width="2" X="-1" Y="-0.75" />
  </I>
  <I Id="2" N="2" Source="/dzc_output_images/tulips.xml">
    <Size Width="1024" Height="768" />
    <Viewport Width="5.1975051975051949" X="-1.5987525987525975" Y="-1.9490644490644482" />
  </I>
</Items>

The change we made is to remove the leading slash that appears in front of the XML file. The output now looks as follows:

<Items>
  <I Id="0" N="0" Source="dzc_output_images/chrysanthemum.xml">
    <Size Width="1024" Height="768" />
    <Viewport Width="2" X="-0" Y="-0" />
  </I>
  <I Id="1" N="1" Source="dzc_output_images/desert.xml">
    <Size Width="1024" Height="768" />
    <Viewport Width="2" X="-1" Y="-0.75" />
  </I>
  <I Id="2" N="2" Source="dzc_output_images/tulips.xml">
    <Size Width="1024" Height="768" />
    <Viewport Width="5.1975051975051949" X="-1.5987525987525975" Y="-1.9490644490644482" />
  </I>
</Items>

If you already have existing projects that you don’t feel like re-exporting using our new version of Deep Zoom Composer, then feel free to manually remove the leading slash from the image Source value in dzc_output.xml.

Cheers!
Kirupa & Janete

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  • Thanks very much for the post...I'd spent the last 1.5 hours going crazy trying to figure out why my images wouldn't load! Worked first time after installing this update.

  • Hi MarkTap - glad to hear it worked well =)

  • Hi,

    I have a problem when using Deep Zoom Pix.

    When publishing a composition that takes time (uploads are always slow on BB), when the publishing process is finiliasing I get a connection closed error and the galery within Deep Zoom Pix is created but it is empty.

  • Hi Mike - are you running some sort of firewall software that might interfere with your uploads? Approximately how long does the upload process take before you get to the Finalizing step?

    Cheers!

    Kirupa

  • the HeadLight.Player.dll is a great and handy tool. But is there a way to re-style its menu and buttons?

  • I am working with deepzoom to display some high resolution images (each image is around 150 MB, Dimension: 10000 * 5000, tiff format).

    I face some strange problems:

    1. As i start zooming, it displays some other image then expected and on further zooming the image turns to be the correct one.

    2. If I arrange 4 tiles in form of a grid then it turns black initially and turns out to be correct on further zooming.

    Any suggestion or comments ?

  • I'm trying to import in Deep Zoom Composer a number of png files (from about 500KB to about4 MB)as I did sucessfully in the past.

    This time Deep Zoom shows an error message.

    What can I do?

    Thanks for help

    Beppe

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