Microsoft Deep Photo Zoom

Microsoft Deep Photo Zoom


by Jeff Greene /



Microsoft has announced DeepZoomPix, a web demonstration of Microsoft® Silverlight™, Deep Zoom and the Azure™ Services Platform. Using Silverlight’s exclusive Deep Zoom technology, DeepZoomPix enables photographers to interactively explore and share photos with the following features and functionality:

  • A very fluid and seamless experience for navigating large numbers of images regardless of Internet connection quality.
  • A “tactile” method of navigating that offers a more natural method for exploring and interacting online with photographic images.
  • Multiple layout options: Arrange images in different configurations and styles including a calendar style view by date.
  • Dynamically zoom in on photos without having to navigate to higher resolution versions.
  • Dynamic filtering: Tagged images can be filtered interactively with live updates to the displayed set of images.
  • Interactive slideshow: Users can zoom into and pan around images while they are playing a slideshow. Includes custom slide intervals and navigation options.
  • Import photos from the web: DeepZoomPix can access images from Flickr, Facebook, and most other online galleries.
  • DeepZoomPix mini-viewer: Embed slideshows into blogs and websites.

DeepZoomPix is a technology showcase that enables photographers to view their images in an exciting, yet familiar manner. It also showcases the capabilities of Silverlight for enabling smooth, fluid, and seamless online sorting of images. And finally, it demonstrates how developers and designers can use various Microsoft technologies to create rich online imaging environments.


  • Try it! Go to
  • Sign in with your Windows Live ID and create an account.
  • Upload some pictures and create an album.


    DeepZoomPix is a limited technology demonstration that will be available until December 31st. 2009 and is not intended for storing or archiving your images.



    Geeky Techno Stuff:

    For more information, read the DeepZoomPix developer story and FAQ and visit: 




    Microsoft® Silverlight™

    Microsoft Azure™ 


    Microsoft Pro Photo Community and Icons of Imaging websites:

    Microsoft Pro Photo Communtiy Website Icons of Imaging


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