At the heart of every Deep Zoom Image file lies a tiled image pyramid that allows the rendering engine to pick and choose only the data that is required for a particular view. Each level is significantly smaller than the next, and is loaded as soon as it becomes available. The smooth Seadragon experience is created by progressively loading each new resolution level and seamlessly blending between them.
imagePath String The path for all UI images. This can be absolute or relative. If relative, it must be relative to the HTML page. A change to this value will only affect new viewers. Default is "img/" for the distributed version of this library, and "http://seadragon.com/ajax/0.8/img/" for the version hosted on seadragon.com.
witching images is no different from opening them; just call the openDzi() method. If you don't want to show any image, you can call the close() method, but this is not required.
When you add in a way for the user to choose the image (like we've done below), you're more than halfway to building your own image gallery.
We're pleased to announce that a version of Seadragon Ajax is now available in source code as part of the ASP.Net Ajax Control Toolkit. This is distributed under Ms-PL, the open source compatible Microsoft Public License (http://www.opensource.org/licenses/ms...).
You can find the ASP.Net Ajax Control Toolkit here: http://www.asp.net/ajax/AjaxControlTo...
Because this is released under Ms-PL, you can do pretty much anything you want with it: host it on your own site, modify it in any way you choose, or re-distribute it with your own custom solution. If you come up with some great enhancements, you can also contribute back to the open source project on Codeplex.