Deep Zoom ??
Deep Zoom originally known as SeaDragon is now a Microsoft Presentation. Deep Zoom allows users to interact with high resolution images in a very interactive manner. It allows the user to zoom into a image upto a larger extent, it enables smooth loading and panning by serving up multi-resolution images and using spring animations.
Deep Zoom is a layered format of images, when a single image or multiple images are converted to a deep zoom format it contains the tiles in every possible resolution and stores that image in different folders according to their resolution. The image below will make it more clear to you:
Before creating a Deep Zoom application you need to convert your images to deep zoom formats (.dzc deep zoom collection and .dzi deep zoom image ). Once you have created a deep zoom pyramid the file format used to access image pyramid is XML. So our primary task is to create a image pyramid (deep zoom collection), for doing this we need some tools the tool provided by Microsoft is Deep Zoom Composer you can simply add images to Deep Zoom Composer and create your own mosaic.
There are two techniques to create your mosaic, you can either create a large image using any tool or create your tiles in deep zoom composer, i used the first option i created a large file using Andrea Mosaic tool, Andreas Mosaic can create a file upto 210 MegaPixels. (tips to use Andrea Mosaic will be with the software itself or if u guys feel any problem using it write it i will post a blog on how to use Andrea Mosaic).
Once you have created you high resolution image import it into Deep Zoom Composer, it will convert it into pyramid form deep zoom format and then preview or export your mosaic… you are done… !!!
Hope you enjoy making your mosaic…..
(Make necessary setting you need according to your mosaic)