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Topic: How to access synth files?

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RedSquirrel (Over 1 year ago)
Hi, I'm a Silverlight programmer, and the Silverlight SDK says "You can use a tool to create a Deep Zoom source file (for example, Deep Zoom Composer or Photosynth). This provides a way to see how the Deep Zoom file format works, including how the tiles and tile information are stored on disc."

So naturally I signed up to use Photosynth as a tool to create my own Deep Zoom source files as the SDK said ~ but now that I am here and have created one, I can't find any facilty to get my files?

Are the files actually available to us, or is the Silverlight SDK telling stories?

Kind regards!
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
Hello, RedSquirrel,

Each photosynth you calculate will generate a log file in a directory called photosynther. Type %temp%/photosynther into windows explorer to arrive there.

You should find log files for each of your synths, unless you've generated multiple synths with the same title, in which case the later ones will have overwritten the earlier attempts. Each one of these will have a list of URLs for your images in their DZI format.

You can verify the addresses by pasting them into the Seadragon Ajax form here: (Ignore step 1)

Good luck!
Nathanael (Over 1 year ago)
I might also point out that you should search the log file (Ctrl+F) for "Synth 0 :" to snap to the beginning of the appropriate URLS.
RedSquirrel (Over 1 year ago)
Nathanael, thanks so much, I'll get onto it!
douglas (Over 1 year ago)
Hi RedSquirrel,
  Photosynth is not designed to create deepzoom tilesets for you to consume in your app directly. Photosynth uses the seadragon APIs to generate a deepzoom tileset that is then uploaded to the Photosynth servers and is used by our viewer to let you zoom in/out of images quickly.

If you want to create tiles then stick to using the Deep Zoom composer tool: which will output the tileset to a know location on your disk for you to use and investigate.

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