Showing posts with label DeepZoom. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DeepZoom. Show all posts

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

[Finished/done/completed and still free] “Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010” eBook

Microsoft Press - Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010

“Developers, we’re pleased to announce another free offering: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (Microsoft Press, 2011; 336 pages), written by Patrice Pelland, Pascal ParĂ©, and Ken Haines.

Here’s a little bit about the authors: Ken Haines is a software development engineer at Microsoft, working in the Consumer and Online Division. He has a passion for distributed applications in the cloud and strives to help customers and partners find the right solution for their needs. Pascal ParĂ© has worked at Microsoft since 2006, where he has held positions as a software engineer on both development and testing teams. Patrice Pelland is a principal development manager at Microsoft, working in the Consumer and Online Division. He leads a development team that is focused on innovation and incubation across all Microsoft consumer products.

Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 was written with three audiences in mind:

Part I is for developers moving from Visual Studio 2003 to Visual Studio 2010.

Part II is for developers moving from Visual Studio 2005.

And Part III is for developers moving from Visual Studio 2008.

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Stick a fork in it, it’s done! No more excerpts, drafts, etc, but all 336 pages for you to download now…

Here are some snaps from the XPS;

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(via ActiveWin - Free ebook: Moving to Microsoft Visual Studio 2010)

 

Related Past Post XRef:
[Draft/Preview/Excerpt II] “Moving to Visual Studio 2010” Part 2, with three new chapters
[Draft/Preview/Excerpt] “Moving to Visual Studio 2010” free ebook – Help, guidance in moving from older versions, as far back as VS2003, to VS2010

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Deep delving with these cool Deep Zoom tools

Dr. Z's BlogHandy Tools Complimentary to Deep Zoom Composer

“Deep Zoom Composer is a tool that allows the preparation of images for use with the Deep Zoom feature in Silverlight 3 and higher version. …

HD View Utilities

The HD View Utilities are a set of tools that help you create stunning HD View images. This package includes a Photoshop plug-in that enables you to export an HD View Web page or a cross-platform Silverlight Deep Zoom page from within Photoshop…

JellyFish Deep Zoom

Jellyfish Deep Zoom is open source toolkit for dynamic deep zoom application for silverlight development that oriented to most of system integrators and web agencies …

AndreaMosaic

You can use this free tool to create mosaic work with selected pictures. …

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Found a couple cool tools here (one OSS and one free… my DFO’s favorite price point ;)

 

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Deep Zoom the .Net Framework 4 Poster
I HAZ UR DEEP LOL – Deep Zoom meets LOLCats

New Deep Zoom Composer – Now with uploading to PhotoZoom and photo stitching
Take A deep breath and zoom - Deep Zoom Composer Tech Preview
PhotoZoom - DeepZoom your Photo's

Friday, March 19, 2010

Create cool as ICE panoramas with the updated Image Composite Editor – v1.3.3 includes x32/64 versions, multiple CPU support, Photosynth, gigapixel panoramas and more…

Microsoft Research - Image Composite Editor

What is Image Composite Editor?

Microsoft Image Composite Editor is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. Given a set of overlapping photographs of a scene shot from a single camera location, the application creates a high-resolution panorama that seamlessly combines the original images. The stitched panorama can be shared with friends and viewed in 3D by uploading it to the Photosynth web site. Or the panorama can be saved in a wide variety of image formats, from common formats like JPEG and TIFF to the multiresolution tiled format used by Silverlight's Deep Zoom and by the HD View and HD View SL panorama viewers.

New features in version 1.3.3

  • Accelerated stitching on multiple CPU cores
  • Ability to publish, view, and share panoramas on the Photosynth web site
  • Support for "structured panoramas" — panoramas consisting of hundreds of photos taken in a rectangular grid of rows and columns (usually by a robotic device like the GigaPan tripod heads)
  • No image size limitation — stitch gigapixel panoramas
  • Support for input images with 8 or 16 bits per component

Additional features

  • State-of-the-art stitching engine
  • Automatic exposure blending
  • Choice of planar, cylindrical, or spherical projection
  • Orientation tool for adjusting panorama rotation
  • Automatic cropping to maximum image area
  • Native support for 64-bit operating systems
  • Wide range of output formats, including JPEG, TIFF, BMP, PNG, HD Photo, and Silverlight Deep Zoom

Support

Microsoft Image Composite Editor is provided free of charge and without official support. …

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Now where did I put those pictures that I wanted to stitch together…

(via The Road to Know Where - Microsoft Releases Updated Free Panoramic "Image Composite Editor" for Windows 7)

 

Related Past Post XRef:
Microsoft Image Composite Editor v1.2 Released – Stitch your way to panorama photo happiness

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Expression Hands on Labs/Tutorials - Introduction to Silverlight, Styling and Skinning, DeepZoom, SketchFlow and New Blend 3 Features

Me about things... - Expression Studio tutorials now available

“If you follow this blog and/or me on Twitter, you should know that I have been travelling up and down the UK delivering a series of talks in colleges and Universities. During the talk, I show a very cool demo of how to use Expression Blend to transform a simple Flickr application written in Silverlight by importing a Photoshop designed interface!

Something really cool and that requires to write almost no code and shows how design can really become an integral part of the development process!

I now managed to package the whole thing and share with you! All in all I have 5 Hands on Labs that you can download and use freely [GD: Click through for the download link…I didn’t want to leach his traffic]:

HOL 1 - Introduction to Silverlight

HOL 2 - Styling and Skinning

HOL 3 - Working with DeepZoom

HOL 4 - Introduction to SketchFlow

HOL 5 - Expression Blend 3 New Features

The 5th one is the one I used during the talks! So…”

When I grow up I want to be able to use the Expression tools, like Blend.

And how do you get comfortable with it? Use it… Hands On Labs (HOL) are one way to get your, well, your hands on it…

 

Here’s a snip of the download’s contents;

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Here’s an overview of “HOL 1 - Introduction to Silverlight Exercise Lab Manual.docx”;

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Related Past Post XRef:
From a blank canvas to cool icon, a Expression Studio tutorial that even I can follow… (Greg != Graphic Designer)

A SketchFlow Two-fer day - “Shawn Wildermuth on SketchFlow/dnrTV” and “Prototyping a WPF-3D game design workflow using TrueSpace 3D, Expression Blend 3 with SketchFlow, and exporting the prototype to XNA Game Studio.”
Four Expression 3 Starter Kits, two for Blend and two for Web, focusing on Sketchflow, Gaming, SuperPreview and SilverLight.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Deep Zoom the .Net Framework 4 Poster

Midnight Programmer - .NET Framework 4.0 Poster

“The new .NET Framework 4.0 poster in deepzoom.

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While this is an older post, when I saw it via DotNetKicks today I just had to blog about it…

(via DotNetKicks - .NET Framework 4.0 Poster (www.midnightprogrammer.net))

Friday, March 06, 2009

Blacklight v3 RTW’s – Connected Controls (LiveSearchListBox, SyndicationFeedListBox and DeepZoomViewer), Shared Silverlight and WPF controls and more…

Martin Grayson: Adventures of a 'Devigner' - blacklight v3.0 (Mar09) released!

“After a ‘short delay’, V3.0 of the Blacklight controls are here! Thank very much for you patience with this release.

The showcase will be updated very shortly for you to see all of the controls in action!

Get the latest release here!

As always, here are the highlights for this release…

BRAND NEW ‘BLACKLIGHT CONNECTED’ CONTROLS

We have focused on providing controls that allow designers to start adding rich data and content to their application, without the need for code. This release sees 3 such controls: LiveSearchListBox, SyndicationFeedListBox and DeepZoomViewer!

OTHER NEW BITS

Animated Expander

FINALLY…

The project has had a BIG structural overhaul, and some namespace changes. This could result in some breaking changes in you application. Please use the codeplex discussion boards for further assistance.

The overhaul has been necessary to allow WPF and Silverlight to share controls, meaning plenty more controls for WPF too. The list below shows what is available for WPF now..

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backlight showcase

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As I begin my WPF journey, these kind of controls and help is critical to my brain cell saving tactics (mostly due to my “Graphically Challenged” nature  ;)

It’s been a bit since I visited the Showcase and boy it’s grown up recently. I liked how the Showcase page discusses how you/we can use these controls in Blend and Visual Studio.

(via User Experience: The Art of the Possible - Blacklight V3.0 available now!)

 

Related Past Post XRef:
Blacklight 1.0 RTM’s - WPF/SilverLight “Controls for Designers”
Blacklight – The Silverlight UX code sharing project (aka “Mass hysteria, Developers and Designers living (in the UX) together…”)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Microsoft Image Composite Editor v1.2 Released – Stitch your way to panorama photo happiness

Microsoft Research - Microsoft Image Composite Editor

File Name SetupICE_x86_1.2.msi
Version 1.2
Date Published 26 November 2008
Download Size 2.9 MB

An application to stitch multiple source images into a seamless panorama.”

Microsoft Research - Image Composite Editor

“What is Image Composite Editor?

Microsoft Image Composite Editor is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. The application takes a set of overlapping photographs of a scene shot from a single camera location and creates a high-resolution panorama incorporating all the source images at full resolution. The stitched panorama can be saved in a wide variety of formats, from common formats like JPEG and TIFF to multi-resolution tiled formats like HD View and Silverlight Deep Zoom.

Composite

Features

  • State-of-the-art stitching algorithms automaticaly place source images and determine panorama type
  • Advanced orientation adjustment view allows planar, cylindrical, and spherical projections
  • Support for different types of camera motion
  • Excellent exposure blending using Microsoft Research fast Poisson algorithm
  • Automatic cropping to maximum image area
  • No image size limitation - stitch gigapixel panoramas
  • Native support for 64-bit operating systems such as 64-bit Vista
  • Output in a wide variety of image formats:

Support

Microsoft Image Composite Editor is provided free of charge and without official support….

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This takes the current MS panorama tech adds some magic, gives you some knobs to tweak and the capability to export it into a number of different formats.

Using ICE, I quickly created this is about panorama. It is a 140 degree view from one of my walking routes; from on top of Mt McCoy, the Reagan Library around into Simi.

DCP_2809_stitch

 

Note that like most MSR projects this has a non-commercial usage license clause in the EULA.

Friday, August 08, 2008

I HAZ UR DEEP LOL – Deep Zoom meets LOLCats

robburke.NET - I maded you a FractLOL…

“… and then I Silverlit it!

Is alternately a LOLQuilt, a ROFLMosaic, or a Deep LOL! :)

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Here is the full screen version.

Click, drag, shift-click and use the mouse wheel to see that the image is made of over 10,000 LOLCats (there are 2,442 unique images here).

How this came to be?

The kittehs are from the very awesum icanhascheezburger.com which I love and will link to again because I hope they will also find this awesum and not tell me to make it go away.

The photomosaic was generated…”

What better use of Silverlight, Silverlight Streaming, Deep Zoom and Deep Zoom Composer than a mosaic of 2,442 LOLCats? Take that Hard Rock! LOL

That top picture is a mosaic of 10,000 LOLCats images. Deep zoom way in to see the base images…

(via Martha Rotter's Blog - LOL-Tastic)

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Deep Zoom Composer Update Updated – Tweaks to the PhotoZoom functionality

LiveSide - News blog - Deep Zoom Composer Updated (Again!)

“Just a few days after the last Deep Zoom Composer update, it got updated again. This to address many of the issues that arose with the previous version.

  • The Export tab has changed to make clear you need to create an account on PhotoZoom before you are able to upload via Deep Zoom Composer
  • Time-out for uploads has been increased

Before you install this new version you need to uninstall the previous one first!

If you are unsure if you have the latest version you can check by going to Help > About, make sure it says build date 3 August 2008.

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Microsoft Downloads - Deep Zoom Composer – English

File Name: DeepZoomComposer.msi
Version: 0.9.000.5
Date Published: 8/4/2008
Language: English
Download Size: 7.6 MB

Minor PhotoZoom related update to the recent update Deep Zoom Composer update

 

Related Past Post XRef:
New Deep Zoom Composer – Now with uploading to PhotoZoom and photo stitching
Take A deep breath and zoom - Deep Zoom Composer Tech Preview
PhotoZoom - DeepZoom your Photo's

Sunday, August 03, 2008

New Deep Zoom Composer – Now with uploading to PhotoZoom and photo stitching

LiveSide - News blog - Deep Zoom Composer updated; now with photo stitching

“The Expression Blend and Design blog has announced an update to the Deep Zoom Composer, now available for download.  In addition to bug fixes and performance improvements, the Deep Zoom Composer will now upload to PhotoZoom.  Now you can store and serve Deep Zoom photo albums you create on PhotoZoom, or upload photos from the Deep Zoom Composer

The Deep Zoom Composer now also includes the same photo stitching technology from Microsoft Research that powers photo stitching in Windows Live Photo Gallery.”

Microsoft Downloads - Deep Zoom Composer – English

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We are pleased to present a technology preview of Deep Zoom Composer, a tool to allow the preparation of images for use with the Deep Zoom feature currently being previewed in Silverlight 2 Beta 2. The new Deep Zoom technology in Silverlight allows users to see images on the Web like they never have before. The smooth in-place zooming and panning that Deep Zoom allows is a true advancement and raises the bar on what image viewing should be. High resolution images need to be prepared for use with Deep Zoom and this tool allows the user to create Deep Zoom composition files that control the zooming experience and then export all the necessary files for deployment with Silverlight 2.

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Nice to see cross fertilization of different Microsoft photo tech. It would be cool if we were to see more (like the geo-data stuff from the Pro Photo tool, etc). I wonder how re-usable the stitching tech really is? And how hard it was for the Deep Zoom Composer team to integrate it? Why do I care? Just curious and nosy…  lol  ;)

 

Related Past Post XRef:
Take A deep breath and zoom - Deep Zoom Composer Tech Preview
PhotoZoom - DeepZoom your Photo's

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Take A deep breath and zoom - Deep Zoom Composer Tech Preview

Microsoft Downloads - Deep Zoom Composer

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We are pleased to present a technology preview of Deep Zoom Composer, a tool to allow the preparation of images for use with the Deep Zoom feature currently being previewed in Silverlight 2 Beta 1. The new Deep Zoom technology in Silverlight allows users to see images on the Web like they never have before. The smooth in-place zooming and panning that Deep Zoom allows is a true advancement and raises the bar on what image viewing should be. High resolution images need to be prepared for use with Deep Zoom and this tool allows the user to create Deep Zoom composition files that control the zooming experience and then export all the necessary files for deployment with Silverlight 2.

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Now you can build your own Deep Zoom compositions for Silverlight 2...

Sunday, March 09, 2008

PhotoZoom - DeepZoom your Photo's

LiveSize.net - More PhotoZoom / Deep Zoom goodness

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Angus embeds a PhotoZoom album on his own blog and doesn't share the love. The three steps to PhotoZoom sharing heaven are:

  • View your zooming album on PhotoZoom, so that the url reads: photozoom.mslivelabs.com/Album.aspx?alias=XXX&album=X

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You can customize the width and height as required, then just paste your code into your own website/blog etc. See below (you'll need Silverlight 2 beta 1 installed

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Since I could, I did.

Here's a PhotoZoom Album of pictures from a local trail. (You'll need Sliverlight 2 beta 1 (SL2B1) for this to work). We'll have to see how this comes across in feeds and such.

Update: It seems if you don't have Sl2 installed, it will give you a "Install SilverLight 1" experience, but if you install SL 1 it still won't work, you still do not see the DeepZoom image. Install SL2B1 via the above link... (or not, it's not that big a thing, just a play-with thing...)

 

Related Past Post XRef:
Simi Valley Trails - Long Canyon Trail Photowalk