Silverlight 3.5 was announced recently so I finally took 5mins to look at their “Deep Zoom” technology. Deep Zoom provides a way to view a HUGE image by converting it into what they call an “image pyramid”. Similar to what Google Maps does. It just so happened that I have a thing that makes huge images. It’s a side project I’ve been working on for about 18 months now. Anyway, I fired it up and made two huge images, one of a Tiger and another of Ethan. More on how these images were created in a later post. Meanwhile email me if you’d like an image of your own.
For now enjoy the Deep Zooms of these images HERE: http://www.francisshanahan.com/zoom/default.aspx
Make sure you click the Full Screen link for full effect.
NOTE: If you’re not seeing anything , install Silverlight first by going here [http://silverlight.net/GetStarted/] and look for the “runtime” link on the right (midway down).