Using HD View to see gigapixel photos hosted in GoDaddy using Wordpress RRS feed

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  • I am now using gigapan viewer to view my gigapixel photos hosted in GoDaddy using Wordpress. (http://peterchanphoto.com/) I would like to try using HD View. I found examples which assume the gigapixel photos are hosted at Silverlight services. I have already used Microsoft Image Composite Editor to output HD View Tileset. Would someone help giving me an example of using HD View in my situation (I am not a technical person)? I am using the following code in my Wordpress blog:

    <embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://gigapan.org/viewer/PanoramaViewer.swf?url=http://peterchanphoto.com/gigapixel/Student Union.data/tiles/&suffix=.jpg&startHideControls=0&width=31899&height=14221&nlevels=8&cleft=0&ctop=0&cright=31899.0&cbottom=14221.0", height="500" width="100%">

    Thanks in advance
    Saturday, April 25, 2009 6:12 AM

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  • Hi Peter,

    It looks like you may have already figured this out, from your web page:

    <iframe style='width: 100%; height: 500px; margin: 0' frameborder='0' src='http://silverlight.services.live.com/invoke/63450/HDView/iframe.html?FileName=http://www.gigapan.org/exportGigapan.php?nonl=1%26ids=21932&#038;Viewer=0'>

    This points the HD View viewer at a Gigapan KML (note the HD View SL Viewer=1 doesn't read KMLs).

    Or if your question is how to use HD View/Deep Zoom tilesets rather than Gigapan ones, and/or host them somewhere other than Gigapan, let me know, thanks!

    Wednesday, April 29, 2009 11:24 PM
  • Hi Howard,

    When I point the HD Viewer at Gigapan KML, the gigapixel photo does not center in the middle of the screen (it align on top):
    http://peterchanphoto.com/?p=5 Also, it is slow as compare to the gigapan viewer.

    Any solution?

    Ideally, I would rather use HD Viewer to point to the gigapixel I hosted myself at http://peterchanphoto.com/gigapixel/Memorial Church.data.

    Do you mind provide the code of using HD Viewer pointing to http://peterchanphoto.com/gigapixel/Memorial Church.data?

    By the way, Livelabs provide a web service generating the code to put Deep Zoom images to people's blogs:

    It will be great if HD View team can provide the same!! (I just provide the link to my gigapixel generated by gigapan, the service gives me the code!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think my blogger like me do not have the necessary technical knowledge but would like to do things by themselves.)

    Thanks for your help.


    • Edited by peterchanws Thursday, April 30, 2009 3:58 AM
    Wednesday, April 29, 2009 11:41 PM
  • Hi Peter,

    Looking at stanford-memorial-church.kml, you see:


    so the panorama is in fact aligned closer to the top.
    (For comparision it looks the same in Google Earth, though I have to give it a "near" value; 1 seems to work.)

    We've thought about automatically centering such images but it's not in there yet.

    I don't seem to have access to http://peterchanphoto.com/gigapixel/Memorial Church.data; can you give me an idea of what's in that?

    Like you say it would be nice if we had an embed page like Deep Zoom's; maybe soon!

    Wednesday, May 6, 2009 9:21 PM
  • Hi Howard,

    I am not a programmer, I just copy codes around to publish my blog!! http://peterchanphoto.com/gigapixel/Memorial Church.data contains jpeg images in tiles created when I stitch 132 photos using software provided by gigapan. I use the following codes to display my gigapixel image:

    <embed type="application/x-shockwave-flash" src="http://gigapan.org/viewer/PanoramaViewer.swf?url=http://peterchanphoto.com/gigapixel/Memorial Church.data/tiles/&suffix=.jpg&startHideControls=0&width=34787&height=13891&nlevels=9&cleft=0&ctop=0&cright=34787.0&cbottom=13891.0", height="500" width="100%">

    And it will automatically center itself.

    Is there any simple manual code I can insert to center the HD View image?

    Thanks anyway for your time.


    Wednesday, May 6, 2009 9:39 PM
  • Hi Peter,

    HD View currently only reads gigapan panoramas stored on gigapan.org.  (We weren't aware they could be hosted anywhere else, and they seem to have a different layout that we don't read yet.)

    How did you get http://peterchanphoto.com/gigapixel/Memorial Church.data on your server?  Do you have a gigapan link that describes how to do it and what the layout is?


    Friday, May 8, 2009 5:25 PM
  • Hi Howard,

    I just use their viewer: http://gigapan.org/viewer/PanoramaViewer.swf . Since the HD Viewer provides a smoother zooming experience and this is why I want to use it in my site.



    Friday, May 8, 2009 5:31 PM