Deep Zoom

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Enhance student learning by presenting compelling visual stories, exploring pictures in fine detail, and interacting with 3D images using the Deep Zoom feature of Microsoft Silverlight. It helps you use your PC like a powerful magnifying glass, zooming into high resolution images to explore them in minute detail. Use Deep Zoom to explore existing images, or create and explore your own interactive 3D images using tools such as Deep Zoom Composer and Microsoft Photosynth. It is a fun and engaging way to present a lesson, tell a story, or involve students in class presentations and activities.
Explore all kinds of subjects with incredibly high resolution/3D pictures

Deep Zoom can be used in many different areas, but there are two key scenarios where Deep Zoom is particularly useful in the classroom. First is the exploration of very high resolution images, for example, maps where you can zoom in on different parts of a precreated map to see different details and "travel" around the surface. Second is 3D photography, where you can create (and explore) 360 degree views of a room or other scene. To create these, you can import images from your camera or any JPEG format from the Internet, and then use tools such as Deep Zoom Composer to save time as you decide where and how the images are positioned, resized, embedded or zoomed. Deep Zoom helps you publish in different formats when you are done.

Deep Zoom encourages deeper investigation of many sorts of subjects:

  • Overlap images upon images for unique and creative expressions in the classroom setting
  • Add links to images and areas within your Deep Zoom to clarify knowledge
  • Provide a new medium for visual story telling

System requirements:

  • Intel Pentium or AMD processor, 2 GHz
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0–capable video card with 256 MB or more of memory (for example, ATI Radeon® X300 or NVIDIA® GeForce 5600)
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 2

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