Deep Zoom (and why we love it)

09Jul08

Deep Zoom is one of those things that comes along every now and again and just blows your hair back. Microsoft’s first major public Deep Zoom project was with Hard Rock cafe, showcasing their memorabilia collection at http://memorabilia.hardrock.com.

It’s essentially a way for us to access high-res images online, in a browser environment – even on our SA connection. It provides seamless viewing and zooming of large images by only loading the data necessary to show the part of the image that the user is viewing.

Deep Zoom is a feature that’s available in the Silverlight 2 Beta 2 plugin (get the plugin from http://silverlight.net/gettingstarted)

Useful links

Note: We found a bug in the Deep Zoom Composer: it won’t allow you to do compositions more than 4 images deep. I suspect we won’t see this fixed in the near future, bearing in mind the composer was someone’s weekend project, fiddling around.

Some fun DeepZoom links:

 

Advertisements


No Responses Yet to “Deep Zoom (and why we love it)”

  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: