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Offline Maxim

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Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« on: November 02, 2009, 03:57:25 AM »
I came across this today. It's a nice way to view some of the more enormous images on the site. It doesn't need any browser plugins, but (of course) works more smoothly with Silverlight installed.

http://seadragon.com/view/eym
http://seadragon.com/view/ez3
http://seadragon.com/view/ez4

However, being a Microsoft project, it will probably be gone in a few years.
« Last Edit: November 02, 2009, 07:24:30 AM by Maxim »

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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2009, 07:51:29 AM »
Interesting... I like how it fades from the lower resolution pieces while zooming and scrolling. It's hard to notice most of the time unless you're really going all over the place.

And of course the View Original button is useful, too, for saving the file without having to load it in the normal browser window first.


Edit: Very easy to upload to and works fast. Kudos to Microsoft.
Edit2: http://seadragon.com/view/ez8
« Last Edit: November 02, 2009, 08:04:22 AM by Peardian »
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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2009, 08:07:57 AM »
Well, the View Original link will probably fall foul of the anti-hotlink protection if the viewer isn't embedded on this site (if the embedded version even has that link).

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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2009, 08:23:20 AM »
Surprisingly, it doesn't. Right clicking the link and using Save As..., it let me download the full Dry Dry Desert map. No idea about the embedded version, though, as I don't have a place to test it.
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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2009, 09:27:03 AM »
Right-click -> save as generally sends a blank referer. A plain old click would fail. Or maybe the hotlink protection is not working?

I actually found it to be quite slow. On large maps it can take 10-15 minutes to process. "Uploads" are fast because it's not an upload, of course.

Don't miss the fullscreen view button at the lower right.
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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2009, 12:37:07 PM »
Pretty neat stuff.

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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2009, 12:44:32 PM »
Here's a GreaseMonkey script that adds this to the whole site automatically (!). It adds an icon next to each image link in the Atlas which submits the creation form to the Seadragon site, then embeds the result after the table for the current game. My Javascript is pretty awful :) and I had to do some nasty hacks to make it work, but it does work, in the latest Firefox and latest GreaseMonkey.

Remove the .txt extension and drop it on Firefox to install.

[Edit: bugfix]
[Edit 2: improvements to the script, moved it to an attachment]
[Edit 3: added the subdomainless URL mask]
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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2009, 06:24:58 PM »
Doesn't work for me. I'm running Firefox 3.5.3 and Greasemonkey 0.8.20090920.2 on OS X.

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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2009, 12:34:26 AM »
Hard for me to fix :( if you can tell me what the Error Console says I could try to guess how to fix it...
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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2009, 12:21:46 PM »
Super Metroid Redesign

http://seadragon.com/view/gdi

Note: I didn't make this. IIRC, Drewseph did (using SMILE's "Export to PNG" function.)


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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2009, 12:05:51 PM »
Choo choo! All aboard the Forever Train!


As for the script... I'm not sure it would be really necessary for every single map on the site. It feels like something that should be added personally if at all.
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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #12 on: December 05, 2009, 02:07:31 PM »
Of course, it's not very useful for smaller images. But a single click is nicer than copying and pasting a URL into a separate tab.

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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2010, 01:37:53 AM »
Seadragon was rebranded "zoom.it" and you can attach it to any URL by prepending the image URl with "http://zoom.it/?url=", for example:

http://zoom.it/?url=https://www.vgmaps.com/Atlas/PC/RageOfMages-26-RoadToTheTower.png
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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2010, 06:21:21 AM »
Oooh, Symphony of The Night:

http://zoom.it/Gnah

Thanks for mentioning this, Maxim.  This will help me greatly for a personal project which involves a photomosaic where the tiles are currently too large and detailed...
« Last Edit: September 24, 2010, 08:27:41 AM by JonLeung »