2947Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: Flat pano(zoomify)comments please?
- Oct 2, 2006On Mon, October 2, 2006 10:00 am, Yiorgos Teo wrote:
> --- In PanoToolsNG@yahoogroups.com, Bjørn K Nilssen <bk@...> wrote:Just an FYI, I worked with an IIP server - LivePicture Zoom Image Server,
>> Thanks for testing. Do you know of any other viewers for large
> images, similar to
>> Zoomify? Although it seems to work ok it's always nice to know the
> There is an open source project IIPimage:
> The processing is done on the server and the image is
> served through either of two clients, one is java the other
later renamed MGI and then iSeeMedia Zoom Server. We used several
different client technologies with it...
> One drawback I see vs Zoomify is possible load on the serverFrankly I'd expect Zoomify to be lighter - all the tiles are
> is there are a lot of requests. I say this not having any idea
> what kind of load it imposes on the server.
precomputed/created, rather than having to be extracted in realtime. In
the end, it's just http traffic to small JPEG files, albeit lots of them -
but that's not real different from IIP, except there's more processing on
With IIP servers, hwoever, there is possibly more you can do. I used our
IIP server to apply sharpening, a basic gamma transform, and some other
simple image transformations. With Zoomify, you get only what's already in
>VIPS is a great tool for anyone working with huge image datasets... very
> Also, for those who like to do gigapixel panos and are not
> blessed with pockets deep enough for the latest and greatest
> in computer equipment, there is another open source project
> called VIPS:
> It runs on Windoz and it can open and do basic processing
> of very large image files on low spec machines. I've used it
> on a couple of gigapixel panos I did and it worked fine
> on my Celeron 2GHz, 768MB RAM system. The image file was
> around 3GB.
> VIPS can be used from the command line or through NIP, its GUI.
> Not very intuitive, but not hard to learn either, especially
> if Photoshop refuses to open those large files.
neat app, with a good little community of very technical people supporting
> By the way, you can see the gigapixel pano I did here:Awesome!
> It's a view of the city of Athens taken from Mt. Lycabetus
> the tallest point in the city (I think). Displayed
> in Zoomify.
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