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Topic: Photosynth as book (help)

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fredrik.blad (Over 1 year ago)
How do I create a book using photosynth as in the TED-presentation? I cannot find any information regarding non-image data for photosynth.
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Hello, Fredrik,

The demo of Dickens' 'Bleak House' seen in the TED demo was actually showcasing Seadragon (the zooming technology), rather than Photosynth.

Photosynth does use Seadragon, but for a much different purpose and does not support text documents explicitly.

You might be able to achieve what you want by using Deep Zoom Composer from Microsoft Expression. 
Download: http://bit.ly/deepzoomcomposer

Here are some links to help you with it: 
About: http://expression.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd409068.aspx
News: http://blogs.msdn.com/expression/archive/tags/deep+zoom+composer/
Forum: http://social.expression.microsoft.com/forums/en-US/deepzoomcomposer/

I know that this might be disappointing to you, but I hope that Deep Zoom Composer will help you achieve what you want.
fredrik.blad (Over 1 year ago)
Thank you, it was very helpful indeed but its quite a hassle to first convert a word / ppt into a pdf; then to a picture; and then import it to deepzoom. Now, my next question. How do I actually look at my deepzoom pictures?
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
I know exactly how you feel about the lack of simple support for common text documents.

When Deep Zoom Composer outputs its files, it should publish an HTML page in the same folder. If you open that with a web browser, you will find that it has a Deep Zoom/Seadragon viewer embedded in the page. 

I don't remember whether the viewer fills the page or is smaller, but if it is smaller, you can open the HTML page with a text editor, edit the width and height of the viewer, save the page, then refresh or reopen the page in the web browser.

If you upload the deep zoom images to the web, you'll need to use a service that allows all the files and folders to stay in the same arrangement relative to each other. (In other words Skydrive is not a good solution because it uses such strange and unpredictable URLs.)
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
The HTML page that Deep Zoom Composer generates should work once uploaded, but you can also copy the URL of the XML files for any of the deep zoom images and feed it to this page: http://bit.ly/hdviewpreview
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
For example, here's the address of one of the deep zoom images from one of my synths that you can paste into that HDView Preview page: http://mslabs-467.vo.llnwd.net/d4/photosynth/m6/images/A6/62/41/A66241855B20CB32D727736AB95C9211.dzi
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