image Zoom.it , a free service created by Microsoft Live Labs for viewing and sharing high-resolution imagery.

You give them the link to any image on the web, and they give you a beautiful new way to experience it — along with a nice short URL for convenient social network sharing.

If you have your own Web site, the service also gives embed code to display on your site. As seen below. You can hover the mouse on the picture and play with zoon in/out or drag  the picture around. A great way to explore the details of a high resolution image without taking much space on your Web page..


Zoom.it converts your image to the Deep Zoom format, which lets you smoothly and efficiently explore the whole image, no matter how large. Check out Deep Zoom Studio for examples of this technology in action.

Zoom.it runs on Windows Azure and takes advantage of Microsoft Silverlight to provide the richest, most fluid zooming experience possible.

[Source Zoom.it]

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