|Converter Upgrades||Tiled input, command-line, and special formats|
This page presents Zoomify Converter
upgrade alternatives - input, processing, and output options
- that are useful to imaging enthusiasts, web professionals,
and vertical market experts with special needs.
The Zoomify Converter intelligently converts any image for incremental on-demand access. It creates a collection of image pieces at many levels of resolution - a "pyramid of tiles". The Zoomify Image Viewer is then able to download the specific tiles that are needed for the current view - the part of the image that fits in the display at the disired degree of zoom.
As included in our products, the Zoomify Converter supports input source images in TIF, PNG, BMP, and JPEG formats. It is a dual-threaded, 32-bit appication, available for Macintosh and Windows platforms. It has no size limit for input source image files and requires no key or other registration process.
The following upgrade options from Zoomify and our development partner Objective Pathology extend the features of the Zoomify Converter well beyond these basic capabilities.
|Zoomify Quad-Thread Converter With Tiled Input||View Info||$129|
|Zoomify Command-Line Converter - Mac or Win||View Info||$129|
|Zoomify Command-Line Converter - Linux||View Info||$495|
|Objective Pathology Universal 64-Bit Converter||View Info||$495|
|Scripted Conversion Options||View Info||$0||
|Delivery Notes & Custom Needs|
This Converter improves performance by increasing support from 2 processing threads to 4. This Converter also adds support for tile input source images including tiled TIF images as well as multiple input source files using the ACI format. This enables the creation of massive Zoomify Images from image sets - exceptionally useful given the size limits of many capture devices and image formats.
The Zoomify Command-Line Converter enables scripted conversion Use PHP, Python, JSP, and other scripting languages to instruct the Converter to convert an image. This powerful functionality enables the integration of conversion within server-side systems and full automation of the conversion process.
The Zoomify Command-Line Converter for Linux includes all the features and functionality of the same product for Macintosh and Windows - scripted conversion using your choice of popular scripting languages to instruct the Converter to convert an image. Integrate conversion within server-side systems and fully automate of the conversion process!
The Objective Pathology Universal Converter delivers support for the most important microscopy formats with enhancements for maximum performance including 64-bit processing and unlimited threads. One solution to handle the output of all of the most popular microscopy tools and the contents of the most respected microscopy slide collections!
The following conversion scripts were created by Zoomify customers or partners and have been used by many customers with success. They are useful in contexts requiring custom functionality, deep integration with server-side scripts, or on Linux/Unix.
Options include use various scripting language/image library combinations: PERL/ImageMagick, PHP/GD-Library, and Python/PIL/Zope. In some cases wrappers are providing in one language for conversion in another. Users of other scripting languages and image libraries will find these examples useful as well because they represent codebase starting points that can be ported. In addtion, notes are provided regarding incremental source image access (see the last item below).
Limitations: The script-based conversion solutions included are capable of generating Zoomify Images in folder-based form. They do not currently support creation of Zoomify images in the ZIF or PFF single-file formats. Additionally, as scripted solutions these Converter alternatives are not expected to perform as quickly as a compiled application. Some will also likely require greater memory resources as they do not incrementally load source image data, but rather, load the entire source image into memory (these are therefore appropriate, if not further enhanced, only for images tens or hundreds of megabytes in size, not gigabytes in size.
Please also note: these scripted conversion options were created by customers or partners of Zoomify and Zoomify has not reviewed or tested them. If you encounter any difficulties or have any suggestions we are happy to receive your input. The conversion scripts below have been approved for use with the Zoomify Viewer.* If you have additional resources that should be included here please contact us!
Delivery Notes, Activation Key Use, And Custom Needs
DELIVERY NOTE: upon purchase of any of these special Converter Upgrade products, you will will receive a confirmation email. You will then receive a second email message with your application download link and activation key - within 72 hours.
ACTIVATION KEY USE: Your activation key will be required on first use and a network connection will be needed. The key can be applied using the Software Registration menu item or, for the Command-Line Converters, the -r parameter as described above. The regististration will be for one machine. To change machines contact Support to unregister your key.
CUSTOM NEEDS: Zoomify and our solutions partner Objective Pathology work hard to deliver optimized technologies to meet needs where special imaging expertise is required. If you have questions about the above offerings - or needs not addressed by them - please contact us at the email address below.