Deep Zoom: China & Korea Photo Gallery

I wanted to share the pictures from my first trip to China (Beijing, Xi’an, Shanghai) and Korea (Seoul). I decided to employ the latest hotness in Web-based, high-resolution image visualization: Silverlight Deep Zoom. It is something you have to see to fully appreciate. Here’s what you need to do to get started:

Installation
  1. Install Silverlight 2 (currently in Beta but it’s safe and will auto-update).
  2. Return to this page and hit F5 to refresh.

The above steps only need to be done once. If you see the images below, you already have Silverlight installed.

Navigation
  1. Pan around the image by click-dragging (like Live/Google Maps).
  2. If your mouse has a wheel: Use the wheel to zoom in/out for more/less detail.
  3. If your mouse does not have a wheel: Left-click to zoom in, hold down Shift then left-click to zoom out.

I hope you enjoy the photos and Deep Zoom. Let me know what you think.

4 Replies to “Deep Zoom: China & Korea Photo Gallery”

  1. Any chance you can hook up a double click to a full screen view?

    Love the pics. Thanks for sharing.

    –Leon

  2. Very cool – although it could use some boundary checks. I tried to use my scroll wheel to scroll down the page and your photos became the size of a single pixel and disappeared.

    Either way I must say I’m pretty impressed with Silverlight overall as a platform vs flash. The only thing good about flash is that it’s everywhere.

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