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Hosted Deep Zoom

Microsoft announced a bunch of cool new features in Silverlight 2, in this year’s Mix  conference. One of the most exciting new features is the Deep Zoom one.

Deep Zoom allows users to explore collections of super high resolution imagery, from a 2 or 3 megapixel shot from a digital camera to gigapixel scans of museum pieces, all without waiting for huge file downloads.  The simple zooming interface allows users to explore entire collections down to specific details in extreme close-up, all with fantastic performance and smooth transitions.

What you probably won’t know (at least I didn’t 😉 till today) is that there is a hosted Deep Zoom service where you could try out this new technology. So if you haven’t tried it yet I strongly urge you to give it a try, I did and am pretty excited about it.

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