by September 6, 2007 0 comments



Web pages containing high-resolution images often take considerable time to
open. Zoomify EZ not only opens the Web pages quickly but also zooms a
particular portion of the image with ease. Viewing these web pages is fast and
interactive because each view that the visitor zooms and pans is of only small
image tile. Zoomify EZ includes drag-and-drop image conversion and Flash-based
zoom-and-pan view. It also includes a Zoomify Converter, which is available for
Windows and Macintosh platforms only.

Direct Hit!

Applies To:
Web Designers and Flash Developers
Price:
Free
USP:
Zoom and view details of roads, maps and places
Primary Link:
zoomify.com
Google Keyword:
zoomify

Zoomify EZ can be downloaded from zoomify.com. For Windows and Macintosh
users, zEZV3-Win.zip and zEZv3-Mac.sit files respectively are available.
Unziping or expanding these downloaded files creates a Zoomifyer EZ v3.1
directory, which contains a Converter and Zoomify Viewer.swf.

Zoomify EZ comes with a
Converter to convert high-resolution images into small tiles of .jpg files
and Zoomify Viewer.swf, a small flash program, for viewing the images
For converting an image into jpg
tiles, click and drag the image file into Zoomify Converter or double click
on the converter and open the image file you want to convert

 

The Zoomify Converter creates
one or two directories
depending on the no. of tiles and stores all .jpg tiles into the directories
The directory contains tiles of
different resolutions. When a zoomable image is viewed, the .jpg files are
downloaded as the browser zooms and pans using the Zoomify Viewer

 

A second directory gets created
if the no. of files exceeds 256. Zoomify usually works with .jpg files, but
can be modified to work with other files through Flash player support
When you open zoomable image in
a web page, it looks like a normal page with a picture. You can move the
image up and down or right and left using the slide bar below the image

 

When you click anywhere on the
image, the portion gets zoomed for view. Else you can use the arrow keys for
panning and shift and control keys for zooming in and out
The image shown here is zoomed
approximately to 50% . The size of the source image and that of the intended
display area mark the extent to which you can zoom an image

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