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Offline Peardian

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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2010, 06:29:27 AM »
I like how this turned out. Nice job, Microsoft.


That map is taking forever to convert for me. :P
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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #16 on: September 24, 2010, 09:02:28 AM »
Use the shortened URL, instead of the full one that includes the original URL.

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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2010, 09:26:24 AM »
I did. Of course, I was checking it less than 10 minutes after you posted it, so it probably hadn't finished converting yet. :P


Now it loads in an instant, and it is a sight to behold.
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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2010, 09:40:42 AM »
The long URL redirects to the short one as soon as it's been first opened. I mentioned it as an easy way to "seadragonise" - I guess that should be "zoom.itize" - images without having to find out the short URL first, and thus maybe something to add to the site for larger maps. Of course, the manual editing doesn't play well with that.
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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #19 on: September 24, 2010, 11:16:02 AM »
And the good news is, it recognizes files that have already been uploaded, so even the long URL is just as effective after the first use.
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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #20 on: September 24, 2010, 11:46:00 AM »
If I had to, for whatever reason, delete, modify, or rename the original file, how would that affect it?
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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #21 on: September 24, 2010, 02:53:41 PM »
Hmmm... not sure. You can try testing it with a small image like I did and change the file in between attempts. (I'd try it myself but I don't have my own website to keep the file URLs identical. :P)
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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #22 on: September 24, 2010, 04:26:38 PM »
I missed the bus on the way home so I stopped by the Apple Store at Southgate Mall today.  Now, every time I miss the bus, I've made a habit of trying out the iPads and then leaving Safari on VGMaps.com (>_>) and have become familiar with the fact that the iPads (or at least these demo units) don't like the really big maps, such as most of them for Castlevania: Symphony Of The Night.  But today I went to this topic and then to the zoom.it link that I posted, and was pleased to see that the iPad is now able to view the map of the entire castle that way, with the same multi-touch pinch-zoom functionality.  Neato!

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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2010, 04:33:20 PM »
That's good. Yeah, as far as I can tell, Safari (and Macs in general?) chokes on most large images or gifs.
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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #24 on: September 24, 2010, 06:19:56 PM »
It's more likely a lack of RAM than the browser itself. Takes a lot of memory to view huge images.

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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #25 on: September 24, 2010, 07:25:20 PM »
Considering the same images could be viewed on my home PC (with 512 MB of RAM) without problem, I wouldn't be so sure about that. :P
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Re: Seadragon in-browser large image viewer
« Reply #26 on: September 24, 2010, 10:52:27 PM »
Considering I use a Mac and never have any problems, I am sure about that. The iPad only has 256 MB of RAM, which is hardly anything, especially when trying to load such massive images. When your computer loads an image from, say, a PNG file, it decompresses it into memory. My full SotN map is over 500 MB uncompressed.