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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Seadragon.com is now Zoom.it

Microsoft Live Labs recently rebranded their SeaDragon public Deep Zoom service ‘Zoom It’ and put it at http://zoom.it

They now have an API for Silverlight, .NET and JavaScript, allowing you to submit the url of your image to deep zoom, returning the url for your Deep Zoom Image (DZI). Or, for the non-programmatic approach, you can simply submit your url through the browser at http://zoom.it (the same way you could previoously through seadragon.com).

Completed DZIs are given a very short, incremental url, e.g. http://zoom.it/10ms, and you also get the embed code to put the image on your own site, like so:

The embed code for the above is exceedingly simple:

<script src="http://zoom.it/l6BK.js?width=auto&height=400px"></script>

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