microsoft_silverlight_small Deep Zoom Composer lets you prepare content for Silverlight’s Deep Zoom. Deep Zoom lets your users browse images, no matter how large or how many, a speedy, seamless, and smooth experience. The June 2009 Preview of the Composer, build 0.9.000.8, on the Microsoft Download Center.

The smooth in-place zooming and panning that Deep Zoom allows is a true advancement and raises the bar on what image viewing should be. High resolution images need to be prepared for use with Deep Zoom and this tool allows the user to create Deep Zoom composition files that control the zooming experience and then export all the necessary files for deployment with Silverlight 2.

Deep Zoom has been put to use by a few companies, like the Hard Rock Café Memorabilia webpage, and by individuals, such as in the Deep Zoom Obama website. Developers might be interested in Visualizing O'Reilly with Silverlight Deep Zoom shows how they stitched together images of every O’Reilly book into a single Deep Zoom page.

To get started with Deep Zoom, see The Weekly Source Code 18 - Deep Zoom (Seadragon) Silverlight 2 MultiScaleImage Mouse Wheel Zooming and Panning Edition.

Bruce D. Kyle
ISV Architect Evangelist | Microsoft Corporation

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