All of the code for this article can be found here. Although this
article only focuses on the creation of an image pyramid, this code can be used
to process several images, creating the image pyramids as well as the
collection and basic thumbnail composition. This download supplements the code
in this article with the following.
Classes that represent, and can be serialized to (and conversely
de-serialized from) the dz definition files for DeepZoom. ** this article does
not cover that process, but the reader should be able to reverse engineer from
Classes that automate the creation of dz files and folder
structure necessary to support DeepZoom. Again, not covered in this article.
Classes that can be extended to create customized input and
output, including customized compositions.
My Blog: http://problog.jamespritz.com.
All of the code to create the pyramid, as well as the DZ files,
was reverse engineered from the output generated by Microsoft's DeepZoom
Composer, Preview 2 from October 2008. This, as well as many other resources
can be downloaded via silverlight.net.
A basic example of the output can be found on my personal
website, at http://www.jamespritz.com/myfirst/deepzoom/viewer.aspx.
The images were created with the code in this article.
A comprehensive explanation of image pyramids and zooming
technology can be found on msdn.microsoft.com, under Design Tools, Deep Zoom
Composer. This site was instrumental to my understanding of DeepZoom and
http://gasi.ch/blog/ - Daniel
Gasienca's Blog, much of which focuses on Zooming, especially OpenZoom.
Zooming users group.