Download the Preview of the Deep Zoom Composer


One of the slew of new things that is being released at MIX today is the Deep Zoom Composer powertoy:

dzcSplash

If you have followed the Silverlight 2 Beta 1 announcements, Silverlight 2 includes support for the Deep Zoom technology to allow you to quickly and smoothly zoom in on really large images. If you want to see an amazing implementation of the Deep Zoom technology, check out the Hard Rock Memorabilia site: http://memorabilia.hardrock.com/

What is the Deep Zoom Composer?
Deep Zoom Composer allows you to quickly import your own images, arrange and position them to your liking, and export the final output as either a Deep Zoom Image or Collection that can be fed into Silverlight’s MutliScaleImage control. This means that you too can use your own images and display them using our Deep Zoom technology.

Click the link below to download the free preview version:


dzcicon Download the Deep Zoom Composer

Because we are currently at MIX, we haven’t had  a chance to write a detailed post outlining all of the cool things you can create. Rest assured, we’ll be explaining more about this application in future blog posts, but until then, feel free to try this out and let us know what you think.

Cheers!
Celso, Janete, Kirupa, and Lutz

 

FYI: In case you are curious, Deep Zoom is related to the SeaDragon technology that we have been demoing in our PhotoSynth application for a while.


Comments (70)

  1. As you saw our earlier post announcing the Deep Zoom Composer, we have created a user guide describing

  2. These announcement days always make me feel a bit panicky. There’s so much stuff being announced over…

  3. One of the slew of new things that is being released at MIX today is the Deep Zoom Composer powertoy:

  4. Joe says:

    Will this control work on WPF too?

    Have you made the pan / zoom modular so that you can zoom in on any visual?  Does it have to be an image?

  5. One of the slew of new things that is being released at MIX today is the Deep Zoom Composer powertoy

  6. Kirupa (MS) says:

    Joe – this control doesn’t exist for WPF, so you can only use it in Silverlight.

    The pan / zoom hasn’t been made modular, but if you are looking for a general pan/zoom solution, you could modify a ScrollViewer control to do so.

    The actual pan / zoom used by Silverlight’s MultiScaleimage control dynamically loads and discards images to make sure unnecessary visual data isn’t sent. That is more difficult to do for non-image based content :)

  7. Gongdo says:

    Is there any way to create a Deep Zoom with transparent PNG?

    If not, Do you have a plan for support it?

  8. Gilbok Lee says:

    Wow, this is excellent!

    Do you have any plan to support another image format (ex. png) when it exports.

    Thank you!

  9. Gilbok Lee says:

    How about quality options for exporting!

  10. I couldn’t find much in the way of documentation around this so I thought I’d post something rough here…

  11. john louis says:

    I tried a sample using deep zoom composer and refered in expression blend 2 march edition, In expression blend 2 i can see my images in design view.

    but IE shows blank screen why?

  12. SocialITy says:

    Dzisiejszy poranek przyniósł mnóstwo dobrych, ciekawych i zaskakujących wiadomości. Na sesję otwierającą

  13. Blogs says:

    One of the cool things seen at Mix 08 today was the Deep Zoom technology. This was originally called

  14. ASPInsiders says:

    One of the cool things seen at Mix 08 today was the Deep Zoom technology. This was originally called

  15. Daniel Moth says:

    MultiScaleImage with mouse support-ish

  16. Tim Sneath says:

    Here’s a consolidated list of all the key downloads you’ll need to update your developer workstation

  17. At the MIX08 conference, a lot of new, great stuff was announced, here is one place to download everything

  18. help.net says:

    One of the slew of new things that is being released at MIX today is the Deep Zoom Composer powertoy

  19. URL : http://blogs.msdn.com/expression/archive/2008/0… If you want to create your own Seadragon images

  20. Expression Blend and Design : Download the Preview of the Deep Zoom Composer Deep Zoom은 Silverlight 에

  21. Expression Blend and Design : Download the Preview of the Deep Zoom Composer Deep Zoom은 Silverlight 에

  22. Miguel Saez says:

    Esta semana está transcurriendo EL evento donde se presentan las novedades en el mundo Web: MIX

  23. El Otro Blog says:

    Excelente Producto, vea mas informacion en Espanol en http://www.sharepoint2007.co.cc

  24. Esta semana está transcurriendo EL evento donde se presentan las novedades en el mundo Web: MIX

  25. Randy George says:

    Hi,

    I tried out the Deep Zoom Composer on a smallish BMNG image and it worked fine. However, every time I attempt a real image BMNG1.jpg 24.9Mb 21600×21600 the import shows the correct file size 24.91Mb but Dimensions1x1 with no view and nothing to export?

    Does anyone know size limitations for Deep Zoom Composer?

  26. Kirupa (MS) says:

    Randy – there shouldn’t be a size limitation. Would it be possible for you to upload your image to a share and drop me an e-mail to its location?

    My e-mail address is kirupac[at]microsoft.com

    I’d be happy to take a look at it and see why it doesn’t work as intended.

    Cheers!

    Kirupa :)

  27. I did not get the point of this app. I imported 4 images and compose one with them and when i exported the project it created 10 folders 6 of them empty and the other had each of them one on my pics… i also exported a collection but don’t know how it works.. the guide i downloaded also doesn’t have enough information.. i also say hard rock cafe web site… did not get it…

  28. Kirupa (MS) says:

    Ivana – check out the example here: http://blogs.msdn.com/expression/archive/2008/03/09/deep-zoom-sample-with-mousewheel-pan-click-zoom.aspx

    The point of the Deep Zoom Composer is to allow you to create the tiled/zoomed images easily for use with the Deep Zoom feature in Silverlight 2.

    Cheers!

    Kirupa :)

  29. I took a reasonable resolution version of the Silverlight 2 Developer Reference Poster and crossed that

  30. I took a reasonable resolution version of the Silverlight 2 Developer Reference Poster and crossed that

  31. Aside from all the exciting stuff at the Mix08 conference, it was entertaining for me to watch Mark/Daniel/Crow

  32. Aside from all the exciting stuff at the Mix08 conference, it was entertaining for me to watch Mark/Daniel

  33. One of the coolest things shown at MIX08 was Deep Zoom. Deep Zoom is a technology that came from a technology

  34. Hi, I’m using the IE8 beta, and the Hard Rock site fails to load your demo even with SilverLight installed in both "native" and "IE7" emulation modes.

    Accessing the Hard Rock site insists on downloading a ".bin" file : this is intercepted by my Internet Download Manager and downloaded. Perhaps this file must be placed in a certain directory ?

    I have all the latest .NET frameworks, updates, etc.

    Here’s the error message :

    Webpage Script Errors

    User Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 8.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.30; .NET CLR 3.0.04506.648; .NET CLR 3.5.21022)

    Timestamp: Wed, 12 Mar 2008 05:36:25 UTC

    0.

    Message: Sys.InvalidOperationException: ManagedRuntimeError error #4002 in control ‘ctl00_bodyPlaceHolder_browsePlugIn’: System.Exception: AG_E_UNKNOWN_ERROR

      at HardRock.Memorabilia.Silverlight.Browse.MemoViewer.image_ImageOpenFailed(Object sender, ExceptionRoutedEventArgs e)

      at System.Windows.CoreInvokeHandler.InvokeEventHandler(Int32 typeIndex, Delegate handlerDelegate, Object sender, Object args)

      at MS.Internal.JoltHelper.FireEvent(IntPtr unmanagedObj, IntPtr unmanagedObjArgs, Int32 argsTypeIndex, String eventName)

    Line: 377

    Char: 17

    Code: 0

    URI: http://memorabilia.hardrock.com/

  35. One of the coolest things shown at MIX08 was Deep Zoom. Deep Zoom is a technology that came from a technology

  36. Techniques says:

    by Don Burnett Over at the Expression Blend blog, Microsoft released a tool for Silverlight 2.0 to preview

  37. martijn says:

    This is interesting, but only just the beginning. From a geo-IT / web mapping solutions perspective, you’d want to be able to convert  either a single very large image (we’re talking gigabytes) or an already existing cache of map tiles to the Deep Zoom file / directory structure. This seems not too hard to do, except for the .bin file, which seems important because the Silverlight control points to it. How about shedding some light on this binary file – tha t would be most welcome.

  38. If you liked the Hard Rock demo from MIX , here’s how you can easily build something similar yourself

  39. Kirupa (MS) says:

    Bill – are you able to see any Silverlight 2 content?

  40. Post: Approved at: Mar-12-2008 Deep Zoom Composer This is just too cool. Works with Silverlight 2.0 to

  41. Well, it was great being in Vegas a week ago – it was a great event and there were some pretty cool announcements

  42. Well, it was great being in Vegas a week ago – it was a great event and there were some pretty cool announcements

  43. I created my Star Wars Deep Zoom preview and really liked it, but then contacted the author of the site

  44. Here’s a consolidated list of all the key downloads you’ll need to update your developer workstation

  45. Silverlight 2 Beta1に対応したDeep Zoomテクノロジを使用した画像を合成する Deep Zoom Composer が公開されています。 Deep Zoomは複数解像度の画像を階層的に持ち、巨大な画像をインタラクティブに描画するテクノロジです。

  46. ASPInsiders says:

    Today I updated my Surface Demo (original source from Silverlight examples ). Well, there are only some

  47. You’ve been kicked (a good thing) – Trackback from DotNetKicks.com

  48. Hugh S. Myers says:

    I notice you gave no credit to Benoit Mandelbrot—why is that?

    –hsm

    p.s. if you are less than 25 then I was creating similar images before you were born… author of FracTools and FracZooms

  49. I have nothing to say! You should watch this demo from Michael Schwarz , it is really impressive. Today

  50. Up until now, all of the Deep Zoom samples we’ve shown in this blog were of single high-resolutions

  51. Paolo says:

    I’ve been playing around with this quite a bit but it always seems to degrade my images.  Also, why have an option to import different file formats when DZC changes then into JPGs anyway?  And surely there should be a manual compression setting?

    Cool bit of kit though…

  52. It has been three weeks since we annouced Silverlight 2 at MIX08. Many of you are excited to getting

  53. Silverlight 2のイベント ハンドラではマウス左ボタンしかサポートされていません。これはブラウザによって、それ以外のボタンのイベントを公開しないものがあるためです。でもDeep Zoomのように拡大縮小にスクロールボタンを使いたい場合があります。ホイールスクロールを処理するにはそのためのJavaScriptを書く手法もありますが、Pete

  54. Over the past month, we released beta versions of Expression Blend 2 and Expression Design 2 , a preview

  55. Like a lot of folks, I was pretty impressed the first time I saw Silverlight 2.0’s new Deep Zoom feature

  56. 今天看到周兄的【全面解析DeepZoom之一】酷!DeepZoom的介绍,觉得实在是酷,就开始动手做了一下,做的不好,凑合着看吧。周兄是给大家全面解析,我只是做着玩的,所以叫做简单示范……准备…

  57. Maxim says:

    מיקרוסופט בחרה בעיצוב חלק ופשטני (כמו האתר של קט-אד 2008 ). ההשקעה בקטעי הוידאו הייתה אדירה, מיקרוסופט

  58. cnblogs.com says:

    今天看到周兄的 【全面解析DeepZoom 之一】酷!Deep Zoom 的介绍,觉得实在是酷,就开始动手做了一下,做的不好,凑合着看吧。周兄是给大家全面解析,我只是做着玩的,所以叫做简单示范…… 准备

  59. Over the past several months, I went to many colleges and universities to talk about user experience

  60. 優使文章 says:

    Over the past several months, I went to many colleges and universities to talk about user experience

  61. A poche ore dalla conclusione dell’evento, non posso far altro che ringraziarvi personalmente… l’entusiasmo

  62. .Net World says:

    One of the demos that captures people's attention with some Silverlight 2 demos is the Seadragon

  63. Erika Ehrli says:

    Last week I had the great opportunity to do my first experiments with Silverlight 2.0. I was truly fascinated

  64. Anonymous says:

    Over at the Expression Blend blog, Microsoft released a tool for Silverlight 2.0 to preview release called the Deep Zoom Composer . The user guide has also been released . So what does this do for you? Well if you are developing HD photo applications

  65. Ben says:

    Two words:  freaking awsome!!!

  66. Lo prometido es deuda, mi presentación del Latin America Cio Sumit 2008 . Además invito a TODOS

  67. Dee Zoom Composer is the most powerful application that can create the rich silverlight 2.0 content with

  68. Pankaj says:

    In the latest zoom composer (version 0.9.000.6    &    Date Published: 4/16/2009)  there is no facility to export as SilverLight Project